Buenos Aires (EFE) .- The vice-president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández, denounced this Friday, declaring before the court that tries her for alleged corruption, the “lies, slander and defamation” in which she assured that the prosecution had incurred, that last August he asked against her 12 years in prison.

“I want to make a formal request to this court so that at the end of the hearings, testimonies are extracted from each of the lies of the prosecutors in contrast to the documentary, expert and testimonial evidence that this trial had,” Fernández said. before the Federal Oral Criminal Court 2 of Buenos Aires, and added that it is “a clear case of prevarication (prevarication)”.

By videoconference from her office in the Senate, the chamber she heads, Fernández testified in her own defense at the closing arguments stage of the trial she faces for the alleged improper awarding of public works during her tenure as president (2007 – 2015), when Barely three weeks have passed since the failed attack he suffered at the gates of his house.

“Lies, slander and defamation”, according to Fernández

In her speech, the leader of Kirchnerist Peronism, who for several years has claimed to be the victim of political and judicial persecution imagined by the government of Mauricio Macri (2015-2019), congratulated his lawyerswho throughout this week have made their allegations and demonstrated these “lies, slanders and defamations”.

“In this same court, prosecutors and judges play (football) in the fifth (field) of former President Macri and no one seems surprised,” said the vice-president, who is being prosecuted in various cases, including only one, this one. , known as “Causa vialidad”, in which there are 13 defendants, has a public trial.

Fernández is accused of having committed crimes of illicit association and fraudulent administration of public funds, due to alleged irregularities in the concession of 51 public works to the companies of businessman Lázaro Báez during his tenure and that of her husband, the late Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007), in the southern province of Santa Cruz, the political cradle of Kirchnerism.

“To tear my hair out of this trial, they pulled the Constitution, the Penal Code, the Civil Code, the law of administrative procedure, case law, logic, everything by the hair. It’s really absurd. It doesn’t help, it complicates a country, makes it unserious, almost ridiculous,” said the Argentine vice-president.

In the Vice President’s opinion, this so-called “illicit association has neither head nor tail, but at its core it is profoundly unconstitutional, profoundly anti-Republican and profoundly anti-Federal”, convinced that with her husband, they were elected by the people and could “never be an illicit association”.

Web edition: María Fernanda Rueda D.

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