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Cristina Makes Non-Dramatic Comeback Via Twitter

By | [email protected] | November 14, 2014 12:28pm


After twelve days of sick leave, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is back! Sort of. At least it looks like she managed to pick up her phone and make her presence known via Twitter.

Having been discharged Sunday after a week’s stay in the hospital, Cristina came back with a bang tweet (or several tweets) when she announced the Foreign Ministry’s decision to withdraw their nomination of former ambassador Susana Ruiz Cerutti to join the International Court of Justice.

Her six-tweet-long announcement justified their change of heart and declared their support for candidate Patrick Lipton Robinson of Jamaica. Though Cerutti (who last year was instrumental in the release of the Libertad frigate from the evil clutches of the vulture funds in Ghana) won absolute majority in the UN Security Council, Robinson received absolute majority in the UN General Assembly. Meaning that he obtained a lot more votes.

They reasoned the switch as a reach towards strengthening national unity while avoiding the possibility of division amongst kindred nations, since Jamaica is, like, in the same region, sort of.

Not surprisingly, this simple justification has some haters.

Former Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Roberto García Moritán expressed his “shame” in Argentina’s attempt to back track: “If the official story was true, Argentina would not have gone through about eight rounds of voting in two days,” Moritán regretfully stated.

“The reality is that there was a close contest with Jamaica but our candidate lost from the start.”

Moritán continued to shame Argentina’s loss of face by pointing out that “there is no record in the diplomatic history of the Democratic period in which our country has been forced to withdraw a candidacy”.

First time for everything.

Oh, and Cristina is still on sick leave, so expect more tweets.