This Sunday the elections were held in the AMIA
The ruling party won this Sunday in the elections held by the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) and retains power for the 2022-2025 period.
The elections held yesterday were scheduled for April 2020, however they were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were postponed until this Sunday the 10th.
Of the more than 30,000 authorized associates, 9,396 participated and had the opportunity to choose between three lists: WE ARE AMIA, led by Mario Sobol; list 2 of UNA AMIA, with Mario Ruschin as the first candidate; and list 3, of the United Religious Bloc (BUR), led by Ariel Eichbaum, current president of the Jewish mutual, who could not be reelected but could compete to integrate the Assembly of Member Representatives, which will be the space in which will define the 24 members of the Board of Directors.
The scrutiny was carried out at the AMIA headquarters, at Pasteur 633, and yielded the following result for the composition of the Assembly, which will meet on May 23 to appoint the members of the next DC: With 5,057 votes, it was won United Religious Bloc that places 49 of the 90 members of the Assembly. For its part, UNA AMIA obtained 3,592 votes and includes 34 members. While the SOMOS AMIA list, with 734 votes, includes 7 members. However, there were 9 blank votes and 4 annulled.
Knowing that he could not be reelected, Eichbaum had defended – in dialogue with Infobae – his management in which he considered that there were “many achievements”. “Achievements that are, in turn, a guarantee that with the BUR the institution will continue to be in the best hands”, he had stated before the elections.
Ariel Eichbaum, the current president of the AMIA
“In 2008, with the first conduction led by the BUR, a very deep path of professionalization of the benefits and services that AMIA provides to its different target audiences began to be strengthened. Not only did he take care of making AMIA an efficient social organization, and with the highest quality standards, but he managed to financially reorganize the organization and achieved impeccable administrative transparency”, he added.
In addition, he had pointed out that during the pandemic, “the organization was dedicated to responding to the most urgent social demands and providing food, education, and health solutions to those who suffered the most from the economic consequences of the health crisis.”
“In turn, there is another issue that is very important to highlight. The different efforts of the BUR have been very careful to preserve the Jewish community from any dispute or internal national politics. It has always known how to protect the community and keep it away from interests that have nothing to do with the institutional mission that whoever occupies the AMIA presidency must follow, ”he concluded.
While Mario Ruschin had stated that this Sunday “two management models” were in dispute: “one based on religion and rabbinical work and the other open to the different expressions of Judaism, plural and modern.”
With 5,057 votes, the United Religious Bloc prevailed
AMIA is an organization with an indirect suffrage election system, through which the members vote, voluntarily, to designate the Assembly of Member Representatives, made up of 90 members, through elections carried out periodically. From the institution they highlighted that “the election day took place in a climate of absolute normality and tranquility, with a fluid call for associates, who went to the 23 voting centers that were set up in the city of Buenos Aires, and in the towns of Olivos, Morón and Lanús”.
“The institution wants to thank and congratulate all the associates who participated in the voting day, in which they were able to express their will; express their sense of community, and contribute to strengthening, among all, democratic values and plurality”, celebrated the AMIA through a statement released this Sunday at the last minute.
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