Courts switch focus to Macri after Fernández’s primary win
Alberto Fernández’s victory in the August 11 primary election had a strong impact on the federal courts. Judges and prosecutors began dusting off cases involving Mauricio Macri’s administration’s officials, while they also started to figure out what to do with the dozens of investigations targeting Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has a good chance of becoming the next vice-president.
One day after the shocking results that ignited the current crisis, a Supreme Court spokesperson told The Essential that the result of the elections was celebrated by most of the justices. As the days wore on, Fernández praised the members of the country’s highest court, including Chief Justice Carlos Rosenkrantz, a key ally of Mauricio Macri. It was a message suggesting that, even though he has expressed his concerns about the justice system, his political priorities will not lie in the central courts, but in the Comodoro Py courthouses, where corruption cases are investigated.