The internal conflict inside the ruling party continues apace and shows no signs of abating. The major axis of discussion is the economic path, which was raised when Andrés Larroque, the general secretary of La Cámpora, asked for the resignations of the ministers of Economy, Martin Guzmán, Productive Development, Matas Kulfas, and Labor, Claudio Moroni.
The Casa Rosada responded by expressing its support for its ministers through gestures and even a cabinet meeting. Juan Manzur, the Chief of Staff, first gave the floor to the three individuals mentioned, then concluded the meeting by stating that anyone who was unwilling to defend the national government and did not agree should resign.
In this scenario, Kirchnerism has chosen to take action in order to establish the economic course that the national government must follow. To do this, he began advancing ideas in Congress without consulting the Casa Rosada. If President Alberto Fernández can’t be persuaded to alter his mind, the legislation will.
This was made evident this morning in the Senate, when the National and Popular Front blocs, José Mayans, and the Citizen Unit, Juliana Di Tullio, along with Senators Mariano Recalde and Anabel Fernández Sagasti, announced a scheme for a debt payment plan for social security contributions.
When asked if the initiative had been discussed with Minister Martin Guzmán, Anabel Fernández Sagasti of Mendoza responded that it was more about an urgent concern that these 500,000 people would not be able to retire and that pension inclusion was a government commitment and is part of the agenda and of the Frente de Todos bloc. She not only admitted that they did not discuss it with the Minister of the Economy, but she also mentioned the campaign pledges, which is exactly what Larroque is questioning the Executive about: not delivering the voter’s contract. Clearly, Anses has been briefed on the statistics we have, but it is a group effort.
With the Anses figures, we did it for Congress. We don’t take it to Economy or Guzmán because they’ll halt it, and the current system will finish in June, preventing many people from retiring. It will be discussed herein in any case. We’re senators, said an off-the-record member of the Frente de Todos interblock who saw the presentation on TV.
Juliana Di Tullio, the head of the Unidad Ciudadana bloc, announced minutes later that the Senate of the Nation was proposing a concept that had been worked on with great care and using the resources available to the Executive Branch.
We do it from the ruling party’s interblock. We support and are members of this government, notwithstanding certain disagreements. We will not disassociate ourselves from any policy relating to the broad guidelines that all members of the Front of All received throughout the campaign process. In all of the projects in this chamber or those originating from the Executive Power, we will continue to work with great honesty and responsibility. Senator from the province of Buenos Aires added.
Finally, Di Tullio declared: “We are not pleased; pensioners do not earn enough.” It’s all we have at the moment, and it’s the nation they left us in.