Mariana Llanos / Constanza Figueroa Schibber

Prestando acuerdo: El Senado frente a los nombramientos del Poder Judicial en la Argentina democrática (1983-2006)

GIGA Working Paper, No. 54, July 2007

This article aims to evaluate to what extent the Argentine Senate was able to fulfil its constitutional function of controlling the Executive’s prerogative to nominate judges between 1983 and 2006, as well as to examine the factors that influenced the exercise of this role. To do so, the paper focuses on the parliamentary procedure of the proposals submitted by the Executive for the nomination of all federal judges, the members of the so-called ‘national justice’ of Buenos Aires and those of the Public Ministry. The findings show that the Senate’s powers depend on several factors, such as, the institutional resources with which presidents count in this chamber (which includes not only the size of the parliamentary majority but also their power in the Committee of Acuerdos), the category of the position to be filled (whether involving Supreme Court justices or not), presidential ambitions in other policy areas (such as re-election), and the rules regulating the selection and confirmation of candidates (such as the secrecy or publicity of the legislative process).

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Dr. Mariana Llanos

Lead Research Fellow
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Dr. Mariana Llanos ist Lead Research Fellow am GIGA Institut für Lateinamerika-Studien und leitet den GIGA Forschungsschwerpunkt 1 „Verantwortlichkeit und Partizipation“. In ihrer Forschung beschäftigt sie sich mit vergleichenden politischen Institutionen, insbesondere Präsidentialismus, Amtszeitbeschränkungen und Justizpolitik. Sie leitet das von der DFG geförderte Projekt „The (In)stability of Presidential Term Limits in Africa and Latin America: Assessing the Impact of Tenure-Rule Reforms on the Political Regime“.

Aktuelle Publikationen der AutorInnen

Mariana Llanos / Jayane Maia

Argentinien 2019: marode Wirtschaft, gestärkte Demokratie

GIGA Focus Lateinamerika, 06/2019

Mariana Llanos

The politics of presidential term limits in Argentina

in: Alexander Baturo / Robert Elgie (eds.), The politics of presidential term limits, Oxford University Press, 2019, 473-494

Mariana Llanos / Leany Lemos

Preferências Presidenciais? As indicações para o Supremo Tribunal Federal no Brasil Democrático

in: Marjorie Corrêa Marona / Andrés del Río (eds.), Justiça no Brasil: às margens da democracia, Belo Horizonte: Arraes Editores, 2018, 275-308

John M. Carey / Janvier Corrales / Mariana Llanos / Leiv Marsteintredet / Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

The threat of impeachment can push presidents out the door. But there’s a catch.

Washington Post, Monkey Cage, 2018

Sidney Chalhoub / Cath Collins / Mariana Llanos / Mónica Pachón / Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

Report of the LASA Fact-Finding Delegation on the Impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Latin American Studies Association, 2017