Governor Alfredo Cornejo, accompanied by deputy governor Laura Montero, signed the decree to issue the amendment to Article 198 of the Constitution restricting the re-election of mayors to a time limit. "The decree is in force and tomorrow it will be published in the national newspaper", said the president.
Prior to the press conference, Cornejo met the Tupungato mayors, Gustavo Soto; Luján, Omar de Marchi; La Paz, Diego Guzmán; Godoy Cruz, Tadeo García Zalazar; City, Rodolfo Suárez; General Alvear, Walther Marcolini; San Carlos, Jorge Difonso; Las Heras, Daniel Orozco; Santa Rosa, Norma Trigo; Malargüe, the Minister of Government, Carlos Vázquez; Rivadavia, Miguel Ángel Ronco; by Guaymallén, the chairman of the Deliberative Council, Evelyn Pérez, and Junín, Mario Abed.
"Last year it was the 13 mayor of Cambia Mendoza who asked me to limit the elections," said the governor.
In addition, the Ministers of Government, Labor and Justice, Lisandro Nieri, and of Economy, Infrastructure and Energy, Martín Kerchner; the secretary of public services, Natalio Mema; the Provisional President of the Senate, Juan Carlos Jalif; the president of the UCR block of the provincial Senate, Diego Costarelli, and the provincial senator Cecilia Páez.
"We have signed the decree declaring the amendment to Article 198 of the Constitution restricting the re-election of mayors to a single term, it is an important institutional leap to limit re-election, it is healthy for our democracy and our political system, "said Cornejo. This way, the intenders can be re-elected for a single period in a row & # 39 ;, he added.
So the president said that the initiative "has a high social consensus and broad political support, it is being asked by several social actors, and the political leadership of all parties has expressed this more than once in the provincial legislature."
The amendment to Article 198
"When the popular vote was voted, 83% of the votes cast was affirmative, that is, 83% of the people in Mendoza gave validity to this article, but did not reach the majority of the half plus one in the electoral body. Court is many years ago, "Cornejo recalled.
In this way, the governor made an evaluation of the times when various political leaders, of various parties, had asked for the promulgation of the amendment. "The project to limit the elections to a period is from Marco Niven, unanimously voted by radicalism and peronism in 2007. In 2010 I asked him as the mayor and the dossier was not compiled to build that administrative document. A motion for a resolution in the Senate Chamber, which was unanimously voted, Celso Jaque was also asked to do so, in 2013 a peronist senator Francisco Pérez asked for the promulgation and was voted by all parties. was voted unanimously, Deputy Vadillo asked for it in the Chamber of Deputies in September 2018. Vadillo's motion for a resolution was approved unanimously, "the president said.
"When it is publicly expressed, Mendoza's policy makes it favorably in favor of the decree, and most people in Mendoza want the restriction," Cornejo said. And explained that the measure only reaches the intenders "because it was the constitutional amendment that was approved in the legislature and that was prebiscized." It would be logical that there would be only one re-election for the rest, from council members to legislators. "
Source: Gobernación Press