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Sergio Casas is not waiting for the Court: He called for elections on May 12 to approach La Rioja – 02/12/2019



A couple of hours after Cambiemos, the demand for Nationals Supreme Court stopped his re-election, peronist governor of La Rioja, Sergio Casas, decided to call the provincial elections until May 12. Thus, it became district number 14, which decided to separate its local election from the national.

"The Provincial Government called for Governor and Lieutenant Governor elections for the period 2019-2023 on May 12. The measure was adopted. through Decree No 086 signed by Governor Sergio Casas. In the same election, provincial elected in eleven departments are elected; and mayors, vice-chairmen and councilors of the eighteen departments, "the official statement begins.

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The move, made by Clarín, puts pressure on the Court to decide whether it accepts or rejects the claim of Cambiemos and a sector in PJ who requested to declare the nullity of the amendment and the popular consultation allowing re-election of houses.

The current governor was vice in the previous period (2011-2015) and the local constitution prevents him from forwarding. Therefore, he decided to reform it and join the change with a referendum. According to his opponents, he did so irregularly.

The main controversy between Casas and his critics is the way in which the outcome of the referendum on January 27 was analyzed. The article in Rioja Magna Carta is not quite clear. ISLAND at least it gives room for the two interpretations: "Any proposal submitted for mandatory public hearing is considered rejected by the people if a majority of more than thirty-five percent of the votes of the voters registered in the electoral register do not approve it". The doubts are too "do not approve". Can it be taken as a synonym for "rejects" as the local ruling party argues for? Or does it mean that "if 35% does not approve," in this case you vote for "yes", rejected?

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as neither "yes" or "no" got 35% of the registry (totaling just over 40%), both sectors declared themselves winners in their position. And they continued with their way: Houses that demand choice and resistance go to justice.

The Supreme Court will hold its second meeting on the year Tuesday after the hearing in January. It is expected that he will soon repeat a method he used in the last months of last year. This is, make the agenda public of cases where the five judges will fail. Will it include La Rioja there? Know when? Times are running.

It will be the second time that the Supreme Court addresses the problem. Earlier, he decided in split decision to reject the request for a ban on Change to stop the referendum. According to the majority decision by Ricardo Lorenzetti, Horacio Rosatti and Elena Highton de Nolasco, "Grievance" had not yet happened to address it. The President of the Tribunal, Carlos Rosenkrantz, believed it yes, but voted in loneliness, in favor of the position of the macris mother. The fifth member, Juan Carlos Maqueda, did not even vote. Now the ball came back from his side.

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