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Weekly Report - 07 July 2016 (WR-16-26)

ARGENTINA: Discrediting Kirchnerismo

Argentina’s judiciary has continued to advance with the prosecution of the ever-growing battery of corruption cases implicating former government officials of the previous Frente para la Victoria (FPV, Kirchneristas) administration, a faction of the now-opposition Partido Justicialista (PJ, Peronists), including former president Cristina Fernández (2007-2015) herself, this week. Fernández appeared in a tribunal in the city of Buenos Aires to give evidence to a federal judge for the second time since the start of the year. While Fernández once again sought to take advantage of the opportunity to denounce political persecution by her detractors, the government led by President Mauricio Macri is now also trying to capitalise on the negative image all of this gives Kirchnerismo.

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