CFK agrees to raids as thousands march against her at Congress
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had a trick up her sleeve, announcing one hour before the march on Tuesday that she had "no problem" in allowing the raids, provided the courts comply with certain conditions.
Fernández de Kirchner does not "want television cameras or photographers" in her home during the raid, she said in a statement. She also called for her lawyer and another senator to be present during the raids.
"This decision does not imply that I am validating the irrational measures of Bonadio in his persecutory crusade, rather the main objective is to end for once and for all the show being put on about these unjustified raids", she added.
The former president's Senate colleague Maurice Class described the statement as "a manifestation of political, not judicial, content" and said the conditions CFK has set out will not "form part of the decision" of the Senate.