Many see this reform bill as a thinly veiled attempt by ex-president Cristina Fernandez to have any and probably all charges of corruption against her, dropped.
In that respect, this view is supported by the fact that her personal lawyer, Carlos Beraldi, is part of the committee overseeing the reform. That in itself is a blatant slap in the face for anyone who believes in the fundamental separation of powers, which the Peronist parties, in all their guises, have always enjoyed abusing.
One cannot help thinking that this particular area of protection must have been on the ex-president's bucket list when she anointed Alberto Fernandez for president.
Let's not forget that it was she who named him as presidential candidate in the first place as opposed to him nominating her as VP. That in itself speaks volumes.