The kirchnerist Mario Fera is the new head of the Judicial Council
Argentina, February 14, 2013
The kirchnerist Mario Fera was elected as the new president of the Judicial Council for this season, a position he had already occupied in 2011.
With seven votes in favor, two against and two abstentions, Fera, who was vice president in 2012, was promoted and supported as the new president of the institution, which late last year was at the center of the scene for the discussions about the Media Law.
The vice president is Prof. Manuel Urriza, also allied to the Casa Rosada.
Thus, the kirchnerism has the majority in the Council of Magistrates of the Nation after appointing Fera and Manuel Urriza as president and vice president respectively. The attempts of the opposition to impose Ricardo Recondo, the main ‘enemy’ of the kirchnerism in the institution, and the deputy of the UCR Oscar Aguad had failed.
Fera, who usually accompanies the ruling, served before as Legal Secretary and Legal Secretary of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, and was President of the Court of Appeals in 2010.