Between political pettiness and citizen emergencies

By Pablo Gabriel Miraglia

The frequent issuance of Decrees of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) may indicate legislative lethargy, where the lack of action by the legislative branch prompts the executive to use this mechanism to address urgent issues. This can raise concerns about democratic participation and the balance of powers in a political system.

The interaction between legislative pettiness and lethargy, along with presidential urgency and arrogance, creates a complex political environment that can hinder progress and effective cooperation in decision-making. It is essential to find a balance to promote public welfare and effective governance.

The use of Decrees of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) by a president can raise concerns about the concentration of power and the possibility of abuse. Some critics could interpret certain decisions as presidential extortion tactics, highlighting the importance of proper legislative debate to maintain democratic balance and prevent misuse of these decrees.

Political blackmail can take many forms between lawmakers and the president, including threatening to block key legislation, rejecting proposals, or mobilizing support against it. These tactics can make governance more difficult and highlight the importance of effective dialogue and consensus-building to overcome political differences.

Disrespect for the division of powers may be due to various reasons, such as the quest for accumulation of power, partisan or personal influence, or the perceived urgency to achieve certain political and public objectives. In some cases, this can erode democratic principles and lead to an imbalance that affects the system of checks and balances. Accountability and citizen oversight are essential to counteract this phenomenon and strengthen the integrity of the political system.

When legislators fail to legislate and hinder the administration of the country, the consequences can be significant. Lack of legislative action can negatively affect internal stability, the implementation of necessary policies, and economic development. Furthermore, this can have repercussions on international relations, since internal instability can weaken the country's position in the global arena and affect the confidence of international partners, affecting investments for better economic development. Efficiency and responsibility in decision-making are crucial to maintaining stability and reputation in the international arena.