In a climate full of tension, the Government is on its way to ensuring a quorum to discuss the Omnibus Bill in Deputies tomorrow, as long as no unforeseen events occur. The dialogue blocks confirmed that their legislators will be sitting in the room to enable debate and accompany the reform package “in general.” The problem will be in the voting in particular. At 7 p.m. the Parliamentary Labor meeting will be held this Tuesday, to try to organize a session that, if carried out, could last several days.
Like Monday, this Tuesday is also a day full of meetings in the national Congress. The UCR met early and then the bloc of Hacemos Coalificación Federal did, led by Miguel Pichetto, and has a strong connection with provincial governors.
The PRO bloc, led by Cristian Ritondo, was also scheduled to meet, and which has already publicly pledged its support before its parliamentary partners, and also that of Unión por la Patria, the first minority in the Chamber, with a hundred deputies, which has already decided vote against the project both in general and in particular.
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“We announce that from all radicalism we will provide a quorum to enable the parliamentary debate on the Omnibus Law tomorrow and we will generally support the Law. We understand the responsibility of the time and the emergencies of the country. We have worked in record time to improve the Government's proposal and set the necessary limits,” said the head of the UCR block, Rodrigo de Loredo.
According to radical sources indicated to TN, the bloc decided to give a quorum and vote in favor of the project in general, after the Executive's decision to withdraw the fiscal chapter (which included an increase in withholdings and the elimination of the retirement mobility formula) and will seek avoid “playing into the hands” of Javier Milei's speech against the opposition that would supposedly seek to block the reform package.
“We demand a reasonable session in its proceedings. Roman circuses, no. We will provide the tools so that a government that is just beginning can carry out its management plan. Despite the disorganization with which the Executive approached the treatment, the grievances, we are not guided by personal issues, nor by support for people. We defend ideas and the interest of the country. Argentina needs to stabilize its economy and provide certainty,” said De Loredo.
The same signal was given an hour later We Make the Federal Coalition (made up of former JxC closely linked to national governors, the Civic Coalition, the dissident Peronism of Cordoba and Florencio Randazzo and socialism), a bloc with which the UCR articulated a common position for the venue, to push for shared modifications.
Although the Government comes close to securing the session and the general approval of the law, there could be several articles or chapters that do not prosper in the vote in particular: part of the delegation of powers to the President, the authorization for widespread privatization of companies states, reforms in the environment, culture and in the Penal Code.
“We always raise our commitment to provide governance tools and honoring that premise we will provide a quorum so that in tomorrow's session the so-called Base Law sent by the Executive Branch can be discussed. At the request that some members of the bloc presented their own opinions, when discussing the articles in particular we will raise in many of them our own visions, dissents, or modifications to them,” HCF communicated.
Other members of the bench, such as Nicolás Massot, already anticipated a willingness to support in general, but they believed that the Government “has no interest in this law, but rather in building an enemy” and there was more than one dialogue member who, despite having decided to give a quorum, they doubted whether the Executive maintained any intention of directly withdrawing the project before the session.
While the meetings take place and the groups are taking a clear position, a significant number of details remain to be defined for the session that the ruling party called for tomorrow at 10 in the morning.
This Tuesday afternoon, at 7 p.m., the Parliamentary Work meeting will take place, in which the president of the Chamber, the other parliamentary authorities (distributed among the different blocks) and the heads of all the benches must participate, to organize how the debate and rules of coexistence will be.
As the session is expected to last more than 30 or 40 hours, the deputies must agree on whether the possibility of an intermission will be enabled and that the debate can be divided into two or three days. In that case, how long the interruption would be and at what time the debate would eventually resume each day.
The blocks will also try to order, for example, the number of speakers or the presentation times that each deputy who wants to speak will have, which can be defined by political agreement, beyond the fact that the regulations enable legislators to ask to speak when they do. consider necessary.
News that is being updated.