President Alberto Fernandez will testify this Tuesday as a witness in the trial that follows the vice president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for alleged irregularities in the award of national public works in Santa Cruz between 2003 and 2015.
The President will attend the federal courts of Retirement for the hearing that will begin at 9:30 a.m. before the Federal Oral Court 2, in a trial that is carried out in a semi-presential manner, with the judges, witnesses and a secretary in the room and the remaining parties connected through the platform zoomas a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The testimony of the chief executive was requested by the defense of the former president and two other defendants, the businessman Lázaro Báez and the former Minister of Planning Julio De Vido as a result of his status as former Chief of Staff in Kirchnerism.
The President announced that he will attend Comodoro Py 2002 despite the fact that due to his investiture he could choose to answer a written questionnaire to judges Jorge Gorini, Rodrigo Giménez Uriburu and Andrés Basso.
Since the resumption of the oral debate after the judicial fair in January, other former chiefs of staff of the governments of Néstor and Cristina Kirchner have already testified as witnesses, including Hannibal Fernandez, Juan Manuel Abal MedinaOh Jorge Captainich.
The testimonies were requested by the lawyer of the former President, Carlos Beraldi, during the preparatory supplementary investigation stage of the trial in 2018.
The President will answer questions from the defense attorneys of the accused who requested their testimony and then from the remaining parties.
For next Monday, the president of the Chamber of Deputies and former chief of staff, Serge Massawho would testify by videoconference.