The former president of Argentina Mauricio Macri regretted this Sunday the “partisan” use of the attack against the country’s current vice president, Cristina Kirchner, although he condemned the action, for the which Brazilian Fernando Andrés Sabag Montiel, from years.04175355
“The violent fact that put the life at risk the vice-president and who deserved the repudiation of all the organizations and leaderships, is being used by Kirchnerismo in a partisan way, to start a hunt for the historical enemies that they attribute, without any rationality, the instigation of this attack”, said the predecessor of Alberto Fernández, in a letter published on social networks.
The text was published three days after Cristina Kirchner was the target of an assassination attempt.04175355
to a crowd that greeted the vice president resident outside the residence, the Brazilian pointed a pistol at her face, but there was no shooting – the weapon would have missed, according to the police.04175355
“The Minister of the Interior (Eduardo de Pedro) himself established a direct link between newspaper, radio and television editorials to the attack against Cristina Kirckner. This link is as irrational as the attack itself and can endanger the lives of journalists, the integrity of independent media and even democracy,” Macri wrote.
On Twitter, De Pedro wrote that the attack would not represent an isolated event, since the media would have given space to “violent speeches”.
For the former president, the government member is “taking advantage of the attack”, to encourage the persecution of the press and the Judiciary.
Argentina is going through a period of high political tension, and Cristina Kirchner is the subject of an arrest warrant by the Public Ministry in the context of a trial in which she is accused of corruption in the concession of public works during her terms as president (2007-2015).
Since then, groups in favor of and against the former president and current vice-president have manifested been on the streets of Buenos Aires.04175355
In a statement after the attack, Alberto Fernández stated that he considers the attack the “most serious event” in Argentina since the return to democracy in 1983.