​Supreme Court bows to the executive power

ARGENTINA - Report 04 Nov 2020 by Esteban Fernández Medrano

Amid the US election, which is attracting most of the media attention, Argentina’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government’s interests regarding the validity of the transfers of two judges who ruled against Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (CFK). A third judge who is still deciding a case against CFK is expected to have the same luck later this week. From an institutional point of view, yesterday’s ruling is a reflection of a lack of independent judgment, yet from a political point of view, this victory might remove some of the government’s tensions in the “Frente de Todos” coalition.

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