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Conspiracy theories will stoke Argentine instability

Friday, September 23, 2022

Significance

The bill, adopted as CFK begins her defence against corruption charges today, is unlikely to pass the Lower House. The long-delayed measure (which originally aimed to expand the Court to 25 members) passed following the September 1 assassination attempt against CFK, the circumstances of which are increasingly unclear.

Impacts

  • An assassination attempt on the vice-president is an alarming warning of the risks attached to ever-escalating polarisation.
  • The Supreme Court move will harden divisions between the government and opposition.
  • Both government and opposition will struggle to find and unite behind a strong presidential candidate next year.

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