Councilors Javier Branca, Laura Ávila and Gabriel de la Vega.

After noon, the municipal legislative board tried and voted the Affair 778 and the Affair 781, which would define the name of the Women’s House. This topic had had enough relevance at the local level and reached the national, given that it had been pointed out that the mayor had violated the Municipal Organic Charter in article 125.

Councilors Javier Branca, Laura Ávila and Gabriel de la Vega.

The truth is after several disputes and demonstrations, it was possible to reach the forum for debate and voting, in which, this Wednesday, November 24, it was concluded that, the House of Women in Ushuaia must bear the name of “Pioneras Fueguinas”. At that moment, those present who were in favor jumped up and expressed their joy when they saw that the 4 councilors who had promised to accompany them, did not back down in their decision and did honor to the commitment of their word.

Councilors Mariana Oviedo, Ricardo Garramuño and Juan Manuel Romano

Councilors Mariana Oviedo, Ricardo Garramuño and Juan Manuel Romano

The councilors Branca, Oviedo, and Garramuño, they left the compound to meet the people proclaiming the name change. There in the corner of Piedrabuena and Gobernador Paz, met, hugged and took photos to immortalize that moment. “Within the law everything. Outside the law, nothing “said a woman who was in the compound.

The mayor acknowledges its illegality in the action of having placed the name, that’s why on Thursday he presented a project with the name of “President Cristina Fernández”, because he recognizes that he acted illegally, “said Councilor Branca. “Today there was the possibility of giving treatment to both, to the proposal of the mayor and the proposal of a large sector of the community, “he added.

Former settlers and their descendants were present at the Deliberative Council to discuss the name of the House of Women.

Former settlers and their descendants were present at the Deliberative Council to discuss the name of the House of Women.

They wanted to send him to commission, because we know that the mayor is going to try to veto it and if ‘President Cristina Fernández’ was left in commission, it could be dealt with later and he could say ‘there is a matter in commission. There is a matter with parliamentary status, that is why I veto that of ‘Pioneras Fueguinas’. Well, Today what we achieved was that, for one year, the one of ‘Cristina Fernández’ could not be presented”, He explained and stated that “Today the only possible name for the House of Women is ‘Pioneras Fueguinas'”.

Councilor Javier Branca supported the measure from the beginning.  Today he met with the people who showed up to ask for the name change for the House of Women to

Councilor Javier Branca supported the measure from the beginning. Today he met with the people who showed up to ask for the name change for the Casa de la Mujer to “Pioneras Fueguinas”.

The mayor explained that the only thing that is needed to make it official is for the mayor to promulgate it. He also made it clear that the Organic Charter is important for municipal decision-making and that it must be complied with. According to the decision methods, the people elect those who will represent us in the different public positions. “Representative democracy has these mechanisms, to delegate to their representatives, in this case that of the councilors and councilors. The representatives of the community, through the institutions, have decided that the name of the House of Women, is not other than that of ‘Fuegian Pioneers’”, He concluded.

Deliberative Council of Ushuaia.

Deliberative Council of Ushuaia.

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