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Fernández wants to expand the Supreme Court: a strategy used in Venezuela

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O presidente argentino, Alberto Fernández: interferência na Suprema Corte
Argentine President Alberto Fernández: interference in the Supreme Court | Photo: EFE/EPA/FILIP SINGER

Argentine President Alberto Fernández met with governors this Thursday () to discuss the creation of a project that expands the number of members of the Supreme Court: from five to 24 judges.

Last year, Fernández already announced his intention to expand the high court of the country. The theme is also a priority of kirchenism, since 2000, when the Supreme Court considered institutional a proposal to reform the Judiciary Council, proposed by the then president, and now vice president, Cristina Kirchner.

The opposition criticizes the initiative. “Peronist governors have one foot in the caudillo: each one wants to place their own judge on the Supreme Court”, published on social media the deputy of the Radical Civic Union Mario Neri.

This interference by the executive in the judiciary has already been seen in Venezuela. of the court was a strategy used in the country, for the rapid approval of Chavista agendas, which contributed to the country’s transformation into a dictatorship. Former dictator Hugo Chávez increased the number of judges in Venezuela’s highest court from 15 for 32 in 1280 and not lost a single case after that.

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