While looking to finish closing a deal with the opposition, Cristina Kirchner convened this Monday a session of the Senate for next Wednesday 13. It will be the first session of the Upper House remotely, with the vice president inside the venue and the 72 senators participating online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the agenda for treatment in that session there are only two topics: vote on the validity of 20 Decrees of Necessity and Urgency signed by Alberto Fernández and the protocol for the remote work of the Senate.
The regulation will not be modified.
The primary intention was that the Senate I could already meet this Wednesday, but for technical problems in the end Cristina Kirchner decided to postpone the session until next week.
In this way, Sergio Massa, president of the Chamber of Deputies, will win the “race” who can be in session first during the coronavirus quarantine.
In the lower house clarify that there is no competition. “What’s more, we put together the technical system “, they detach from any possible rivalry.
Massa already has the venue ready -it is surrounded by led screens that will show the live image of each of the deputies- to function properly “telematics “, as they prefer to call the remote sessions in the lower house.
The tigrense summoned the heads of blocks to a meeting of Parliamentary Labor this Tuesday at 19. There the project agenda will be agreed to be discussed in the first virtual session.
The intention is that this session will take place this Thursday. The day before, this Wednesday, there would be a “test session”: in that simulation, they would “vote” again Micaela’s law, that establishes compulsory training on gender and violence against women for all officials of the three branches of the National State. Deputies approved that law in December 2018.
This is how the Chamber of Deputies prepares to meet (@SergioMassa)
In the Senate, on the other hand, Cristina Kirchner agreed with the opposing counterproposal that the sessions last up to 5 hours -the vice proposed 4 hours- and to expand the list of speakers.
The rest of the Senate authorities – the provisional president and the vice presidents of the House – will be in the Palace on the day of the sessions in the event that they must replace Cristina Kirchner.
The rest of the senators will participate connected by Internet from where they think best.