With the quorum closed, Deputies discuss the Omnibus Law on economic reforms from 10:00 in a special session that is anticipated to be marathon. The project is one of the axes of the president's management, Javier Milei, who considers it a priority.
The original text of the project had multiple changes to which the ruling party, which has only 38 deputies, had to agree to guarantee support for the “dialogue opposition” initiative, at least in general. With the modifications to the majority opinion, the articles of the project were reduced from 524 to 385.
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50-hour session and several points of conflict: Deputies prepare to discuss the Omnibus Law
January 31, 2024, 07:32 a.m.
It is estimated that the session for the Omnibus Law could be the longest in the history of the Lower House (Photo: T – /Juan Pablo Chaves).
This Wednesday from 10:00 the extraordinary session will be held in the Chamber of Deputies to discuss the Omnibus Law, that the government of Javier Miley considers essential for its management. They were days of frenetic negotiations to obtain the necessary support to give it half a sanction in the Lower House.
In this sense, after 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the parliamentary work meeting was held in Deputies. The intention was to agree on an order in the debate that will begin at 10:00. “It's going to be a session of 50 hours, approximately,” said the president of the PRO bloc, Cristian Ritondo, at the end of the meeting. “The logic would be that we make a fourth intermission, but we have to see,” he added. Furthermore, he confirmed: “The PRO is going to accompany in general”.
The ruling party expects the approval of the Omnibus Law in general but there are doubts in the voting of the articles
January 31, 2024, 06:48 a.m.
The Chamber of Deputies debates the reform package known as the Omnibus Law (Photo: TN – Juan Pablo Chaves).
After negotiations with the “dialogue” opposition, the ruling party plans to approve the Omnibus Law in general in a special session in Deputies: it would have more than 140 votes, although it is ruled out that there will be differences when defining the articles, except in the case of the PRO, as anticipated TN.
To open the session you need 129 legislators present in the premises of which La Libertad Avanza has 38, so it will need the help of “dialogue” opposition blocks such as the PRO (37), the UCR (34), We Make the Federal Coalition (23) and Federal Innovation (9), among others, who promised to provide a quorum and provide support for general approval.
On the other hand, it is ruled out that there will be a strong rejection of the Unión por la Patria bloc, which was left with 99 legislators after the breakup of the three who report to the governor of Tucumán, Osvaldo Jaldo, and the five from the Left Front.
Piqueteros, left-wing parties and social organizations march to Congress against the Omnibus Law
January 31, 2024, 05:42 a.m.
Piqueteros, left-wing parties and social organizations march to Congress against the Omnibus Law (Photo: TN – Nicolás González).
The Chamber of Deputies will begin this Wednesday the debate on the Omnibus Law project sent by the government of Javier Miley. Since noon, picketers, left-wing parties, social organizations, environmental, cultural and retiree groups, among others, will mobilize in Congress to pressure legislators to reject the initiative.
“Let us be thousands in the streets to repudiate the Omnibus Law and the Milei plan,” was the call of the Workers' Party. Initially, the assemblies had voted to march this Tuesday, when the session was expected to take place, but when the Lower House moved the date to Wednesday, the rally was also modified.