As a Argentina in the midst of an institutional crisis caused by the power vacuum from mass resignation ordered by your deputy, Christina Kirchner, President Alberto Fernandez In order to prevent his deputy from taking power during his absence, he decided to cancel a planned trip to Mexico this Friday (17). “I am not the one who controls the president, but election results“, defended Christina Kirchner.
The Argentine government suffered a tough electoral defeat in this Sunday’s legislative preview
Argentine President Alberto Fernández plans to travel to Mexico this Friday (17th) afternoon, where he will spend the weekend, and from there, he will, in person, make amends on his way to New York to attend the UN assembly . Tuesday (21). However, both the trips were canceled due to the institutional crisis being experienced by the government.
“The President has suspended his foreign trips”, confirmed official sources, reproduced by the Argentine press.
The visit to Mexico was to attend the Summit of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) meeting. Argentina wants to preside over this forum. Speech during the UN assembly, however, will be virtual Alberto Fernández does not want to leave the government under Cristina Kirchner’s control. During his absence from the country, the presidency will be exercised by his deputy, with whom the president conducts a political duel for power.
Christina Kirchner Calls for a ministerial reform that changes the direction of the government and also wants the economy minister to adopt an expansionary economic policy to increase public spending until the November 14 legislative elections., fundamental to the government’s political plans to control the Congress. Alberto Fernández preferred to postpone the change of ministries until after the election, but given the crisis, now forced to reform his government team.
majority participant in the governing coalition and holder of true power, Christina Kirchner ordered the resignations of several ministers, secretaries and presidents of public bodies. As a result, 11 government leaders resign, which caused a power vacuum.
“Resignation causes serious damage to the government and a letter published by Christina Kirchner reveals a vice president who orders the president to hand him over. The president is in control. The political situation is dramatic,” said political analyst RFI Tells, Nelson Castro.
“It’s not me who puts the president in check, but the election results“, Christina Kirchner claimed in an open letter published in the last hours.
The Vice President is referring to the crushing defeat in the primary election held last Sunday. The magnitude of the defeat stifles the government’s aim to control Congress and translates into a rejection of President Alberto Fernández’s administration in the middle of his term. Primary elections are held in anticipation of the outcome of the November elections.
In the lengthy letter, Christina Kirchner blames Alberto Fernández for an “unprecedented electoral defeat for Peronism” and ordered what should be done.
“I always exposed to the president what, to me, constituted a delicate social position. He was conducting a misguided fiscal adjustment policy that would always have electoral consequences.“I’m tired of saying this and the answer has always been that I was wrong,” she accuses. Christina Kirchner insists with the pressure of a ministerial reform.
“Do you really believe that after such a defeat, it is not necessary to resign publicly?”, he asks. “The president should restart his government and sit down with his economy minister to review the numbers“, it indicates.
Prior to the letter, Alberto Fernandez posted on social media that “this is not the time to expose controversies.” President.
However, facing resignation, Alberto Fernández is preparing for a ministerial reform and to announce a package of fiscal measures aimed at increasing the purchasing power of the lower and lower-middle classes, in an effort to reverse the election results. , just like your Vice wants.