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OPINION :"Advisors” making decisions

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Health Ministry Counselor Eyra Ruiz

Posted 20/06/2021

The figure of the "minister counselor" does not exist in our governmental system. It is a charge invented in various administrations. The position of adviser does exist, so it was never necessary to distinguish any person as a “minister counselor”. However, the current President of the Republic has given his counseling ministers functions reserved for officials that already exist and who are the ones who have to face the Assembly, for example, when they attend for any reason. For this reason, and with good sense, the Supreme Court of Justice has processed a lawsuit of unconstitutionality against such appointments, as it is not part of our laws. If the president desires the advice of experts, he can obtain it from suitable persons who are assigned emoluments to fulfill that function. But what their current “advisory ministers” do goes far beyond advising. They make decisions and even carry out functions for which they are not authorized by law. Their work in the Executive is equivalent, in the Judicial Branch, to making formal legal decisions without any legitimacy, since they lack the official position to do so. It is time to put a stop to these inventions. LA PRENSA, Jun. 20

 

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Supreme Court will decide future of advisors

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Counselors Salcedo,Ruiz and Pardini

Posted 20/06/2021

The Supreme Court  has appointed Magistrate Maribel Cornejo Batista as rapporteur in the unconstitutionality action against Executive Decree 113 of July 1, 2019, in which Carlos Augusto Salcedo, Eyra Ruiz, and José Rojas Pardini were appointed minister counselors

In the lawsuit, filed by the lawyer Ernesto Cedeño, the phrase "with the treatment of Ministers Counselors", of Article 1 of Executive Decree 113, is requested to be declared unconstitutional.

The magistrates of the Supreme Court will have to decide whether or not one of the first decisions of President, Laurentino Cortizo, adheres to the Constitution: the appointment on July 1, 2019, of three members of his closest work team: Eyra Ruiz, Carlos Salcedo, and José Rojas Pardini.

After his inauguration signed executive decrees 112 and 113. In the first, he appointed ministers with traditional portfolios, and in the second, he appointed Ruiz, Salcedo, and Rojas as "presidential advisers with the treatment of ministers advisers.

 

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