Weekly Report - 29 September 2022 (WR-22-39)

ARGENTINA: Supreme court reform triggers fierce debate

Any political truce between Argentina’s governing alliance and the opposition after the failed assassination attempt on Vice President Cristina Fernández on 1 September was abruptly terminated last week. The decision by the ruling left-of-centre Frente de Todos (FdT) to push through the senate a bill tripling the size of the supreme court (CSJN) incensed the right-of-centre opposition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC), which contended that it was interested solely in ensuring impunity for Fernández, who is standing trial for corruption, not in improving the judicial system.

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