A decision by Argentina’s Supreme Court is likely to delay the first in a series of corruption trials against former President Cristina Fernández.
The trial had been set for May 21. But the top court ruled late Tuesday in favor of her defense team and said it would review the federal court file to evaluate the legal arguments presented by the former leader and others.
Governing party politicians criticized the decision, saying it seems aimed at protecting the center-left Fernández ahead of the October presidential election, in which she is expected to challenge her conservative successor, Mauricio Macri.
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