Argentina’s socialist Progressive Front alliance (FAP) has launched a nationwide opposition campaign to collect one million signatures “in defense of federalism” of the country, Press TV reports. Headed by the socialist figure, Hermes Binner, who also was a 2011 presidential contender, the FAP initiated its campaign to, as it claims, defend federalism, constitutional rights and division of powers. “We are not promoting this campaign in the same way the other political forces do, that seeks a sort of coordination where everybody is against the government. We do not believe in that idea but in trying to limit a model that is violating rights. That is what we must defend.” Lawmaker of the FAP Claudio Lozano told Press TV. Earlier this month widespread opposition rallies were held across the Latin American country in opposition to rumors of a possible future constitutional reform that makes it legal for Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to run for the third consecutive term in office as the president of the country and also her government’s tough financial policies.
The protesters chanted slogans mainly targeting financial issues such as inflation and the government´s control on foreign currency purchases as well as re-reelection rumors, crime rates and corruption.Although the rumors of the re-election initiative have not yet been officially confirmed by the government of Cristina Fernandez, some of the ruling party lawmakers have reportedly announced their support for it. MY/JR