Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Argentina: Patti Can Run for Congress

Luis Abelardo Patti, who I have mentioned several times here, is allowed to run as a candidate for the Argentine Chamber of Deputies.... from jail. A court has ruled that since he had not been convicted of any crime, there is nothing barring him from standing. So, all those voters looking for a politician wanted for crimes against humanity, here's your man!

Pagina/12 notes in practice, Patti is highly unlikely to be able to take up any seat. The legal wrangling, on both sides, seems to be mostly symbolic.

Con la carcel como comanda de campana (Pagina/12)

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