Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Vice President of Argentina was sentenced to six years in prison, claiming that he would not participate in the 2023 election

According to the website of the Argentine Inter-American News Agency, on the 6th local time, a court of the Argentine Federal Court sentenced Argentine Vice President Chris for fraudulent management of public funds in public road works in Santa Cruz, southern Argentina between 2003 and 2015. Tina Fernández de Kirchner was sentenced to six years in prison and was not allowed to hold public office for life.

According to the report, after learning of this judgment, Christina, who served as President of Argentina for two consecutive terms from 2007 to 2015, posted on social networks that she would not be a candidate for any position in the 2023 election.

According to Argentine law, the Vice President of Argentina also serves as the Speaker of the Senate. Senators enjoy judicial immunity, and only the Supreme Court can lift their immunity.

The basis of the judgment issued by the judge on the 6th will be announced on March 9, 2023, which is the date on which the parties can appeal.

According to the report, the court also rejected the crime of illegal association by a majority vote of the former Argentine president and other defendants, and sentenced businessman Lazaro Béz to six years in prison for his involvement in the corruption case. José López, former Minister of Public Works of Argentina, and Néstor Periotti, former director of the National Highway Administration, were also sentenced to six years’ imprisonment as accomplices and permanently disqualified from holding public office.

According to an Effie report in Buenos Aires on the 6th, Christina said, “I will not be a candidate for any position, whether it is president or a senator. My name will not appear on any ballot papers. My term of office will end on December 10, and I will return home as on December 10, 2015 and return to the same house I left on May 25, 2003.

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