[Marxism] Argentina: Today, three Trotskyists are taking office as National Deputies (For the first time in history)

Juan Andres Gallardo juanagallardo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 06:38:28 MST 2013




FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORYToday, three Trotskyists are taking office as
National Deputies: Gathering and action at the Congress

[image: Today, three Trotskyists are taking office as National Deputies:
Gathering and action at the Congress]

Today, beginning at 10 a.m., the three elected National Deputies from the
Front of the Left and the Workers (FIT) are being sworn in: Nicolás del
Caño (Mendoza, PTS), Néstor Pitrola (Province of Buenos Aires, PO) and
Pablo López (Salta, PO), while the seat for the Province of Córdoba
continues in dispute, since the Supreme Court will have to deal with the
request of the FIT, for the ballot boxes to be opened. The Deputies that
are taking office have, in addition, presented a brief in the Chamber of
Deputies challenging the entry of Diego Mestre, who is trying to enter the
Lower Chamber by cheating the Front of the Izquierda out of one
parliamentary seat.

The fact that three Deputies that are Trotskyists will take office is
unprecedented in the politics of Argentina.Nicolás del Caño, of the PTS,
stated that "We are going to put our parliamentary seats at the service of
the workers’ struggles against the employers, the government and the union
bureaucracy. We are going to support the struggle to recover the unions, in
order to confront austerity and the limits on wages that the government
wants to impose. Our parliamentary seats will also be a platform and a
rostrum, so that the struggle of the women’s movement against the clerical
reform of the Civil Code and for the law that will guarantee legal, safe
and free abortion, can be expressed."

Del Caño also recalled yesterday: "The representatives of the Front of the
Left have today presented before the Supreme Court a Special Appeal
demanding that 2,160 ballot boxes in Córdoba, that contain abundant
irregularities and that, up to now, left out our comrade Liliana Olivero,
be opened. We also presented a similar appeal in the Chamber of Deputies,
with all the precedents and grounds for our complaint." Today, while the
session where the Deputies will assume their parliamentary seats is taking
place, the Front of the Left will hold a gathering on the outskirts of the
Congress, from 11 a.m., to celebrate this event and to demand that the will
of the voters of Córdoba be respected and that Deputy Liliana Olivero
(Córdoba, Izquierda Socialista) be allowed to take office promptly.

Nicolás del Caño (0261) 470 6345 | @NicolasDelCano

Translator: Yosef M.

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