Who was Roberto Porretti, the former mayor of Pinamar who was found dead

The discovery of the body of the former mayor of Pinamar Roberto Porretti continues to generate much confusion in the city. The Peronist leader was first suspended and formally dismissed as communal chief a few months after taking office in the midst of a scandal over requests for bribes from club owners.

Porretti (65), who died of cardiac arrest while doing a diving exercise under the supervision of a lifeguard, was removed from his position as mayor in 2008 after an impeachment trial carried out by the Deliberative Council and condemned by Justice a decade later.

Because of the scandal He was formally mayor of Pinamar for just six months, between December 10, 2007 and June 12, 2008, although some time before he was no longer practicing due to having been suspended by the Deliberative Council.

The Peronist leader always assured that he had been “a victim of an armed cause.” “We have sought changes, and one of them is strict control over dance venues,” he stated at that time in a press conference. “We didn’t achieve what we wanted, “These people – entrepreneurs of the night – have responded to us with an attack, armed of course.”he added.

The next year, Porretti won a seat as a councilor in the June 28, 2009 elections. but those who would be his peers challenged the diploma. Finally, the full Deliberative Council voted to challenge his assumption. The vote that prevented him from assuming office was 5-4.

After 10 years of the scandal that led to his departure from the Government, Porretti comfortably won the PJ internal party in 2017. It was with 75 percent of the votes, defeating his political enemy, the construction businessman Rafael de Vito, who had accompanied him on the list that ended 16 years of Blas Altieri’s management in 2007 and after the scandal he stayed with the Mayor.

With information from Clarín


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