Since the beginning of President Javier Milei's administration, the Buenos Aires governor, Axel Kicillof, emerged as one of the main opponents. Even before, during the campaign, he was very critical of the current president. Upon assuming his second term, the short circuits increased; he even participated in the mobilization of January 24, within the framework of the general strike of the CGT against the DNU and the Omnibus Law.
In this scenario, Kicillof adds support, backed by the votes of the province of Buenos Aires and the achievement of being one of the few PJ leaders who managed to retain his province in 2023. But in addition, the Governor has a good relationship with the mayors, even with opponents and especially with the radicals.
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In this situation, added to a complex panorama with provincial accounts after the cut in co-participation and discretionary transfers, the Buenos Aires governor has to build bridges. That is why the league of governors is active and also meets periodically with the communal chiefs.
In this sense, this week he has scheduled meetings with two mayors of the Buenos Aires coast. On Wednesday he will arrive at the La Costa District to meet with Juan de Jesús with whom he will tour a recycling plant. Then he will visit Villa Gesell, where he will lead, together with Mayor Gustavo Barrera, the inauguration of the Shelter Home, the Children's Center and will participate in a housing delivery ceremony.
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He will also take advantage of the trip to hold a new summer conference, similar to the one he held weeks ago in Mar Chiquita. There he will review the data from the summer season, but above all he will reaffirm his differences with Milei, he will ratify his government's investments in public works and defend the benefits of Banco Provincia.
Governor Kicillof assured businessmen that they will defend them against Milei's measures. (Photo: PBA government press)
But he not only holds meetings with political leaders. In line with the proposal to create multi-sector plenary sessions of other Peronist leaders, such as Jorge Ferraresi in Avellaneda, Kicillof also expands his support base. This Monday he led a meeting with SMEs and industrialists in La Plata.
At the meeting, the Governor said: “You, as representatives of the sector, are the ones who can explain with more legitimacy than anyone else what industrialicides are about and who suffers them. “Our province has immense productive power and does not have to be interrupted by these policies.” And he remarked: “From our place we are going to defend the businessmen, the workers and all those who believe in the development of the province of Buenos Aires.”
The Minister of Production, Augusto Costa, and members of the General Business Confederation of the Argentine Republic (CGERA), Argentine Industrial Pymes (IPA), Assembly of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (APYME), dissident industrial unions of the UIPBA leadership, participated. National Productive Front, May 25 Productive Movement, San Martín Business Roundtable and the Association of National Businessmen and Businesswomen for Argentine Development (ENAC).