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 Gerichte.

Aktuelle Publikationen der AutorInnen

Magna Inácio / Mariana Llanos

Presidential Pathways and Profiles

in: Ruby B. Andeweg / Robert Elgie / Ludger Helms / Juliet Kaarb / Ferdinand Muller-Rommel (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming July 2020

Mariana Llanos / Aníbal Pérez‐Liñán

Oversight or Representation? Public Opinion and Impeachment Resolutions in Argentina and Brazil

Legislative Studies Quarterly, online first, 2020

Merike Blofield / Bert Hoffmann / Mariana Llanos

Die politischen und sozialen Folgen der Corona-Krise in Lateinamerika

GIGA Focus Lateinamerika, 03/2020

Mariana Llanos / Marisa von Bülchow

Brasil: os limites e perigos de um presidente polarizador

El País, 2020