Javier Milei analyzes the debate on the Omnibus Law in the Chamber of Deputies from the Olivos villa with the Secretary General of the Presidency, Karina Milei. He has decided not to send more modifications because he believes that the law would be blurred and he doubts the support of the allies.
As TN learned, at the top of the Government they maintain that the package will be approved in the general vote, but they do not claim to have the votes to protect it in the treaty of the articles.
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While they consider that they have the necessary approvals to approve the delegation of powers, they are not entirely sure that they understand them for the section on the privatization of public companies.
The ruling party managed to achieve a quorum with the support of the heads of the blocs of the We Make Federal Coalition, Miguel Ángel Picetto, of the UCR, Rodrigo de Loredo, and with that of the PRO, Cristian Ritondo, in exchange for several concessions already made in the law, such as the fiscal package.
The Omnibus Law began to be discussed in the Chamber of Deputies (Photo: Congress press).
What is blocking the approval of the articles of privatization of public companies is the way in which the Government wants to implement it. The allied opposition proposes an alternative that has the bicameral commission for State Reform and Privatization Monitoring as its filter axis.
We Make the Federal Coalition is going to present a proposal in the session that highlights the powers of the commission to execute the privatizations. In the ruling party, they did not comment on the matter.
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“Companies have different perspectives for each deputy. We believe that the center of the issue lies in the control of the process by Congress to avoid the errors of the 90s: that a monopoly is generated and companies are privatized at vile prices,” HCF deputy Nicolás Massot told TN.
“We are going to propose a script that further empowers the bicameral. If it is accepted, taking out the YPF case, we will support the Government's initiative. Let’s introduce it into the session,” he added.
Debate in the Chamber of Deputies of the Omnibus Law promoted by the president, Javier Milei (Photo: NA – Marcelo Capece).
Faced with proposals for more modifications, Milei refuses to give up more points. He already did it with the fiscal chapter, the electoral reform, the increase in retirements by decree, reducing the number of matters on which he asked to declare an emergency and the ratification of DNU 70/30.
From Casa Rosada, they told TN: “If we continue making concessions, it would cease to be our law and would become something empty. If they do not approve what we propose, which is already something quite small compared to what was previously proposed, it would become a problem for the opposition.”
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That is the line that the ruling party maintains in case the Bases law is blocked and does not achieve a medium sanction. “Whoever wants to go against what the people voted for should raise their hand in public. If the proposals block us, they have to take charge and take responsibility before the electorate. “The people voted for us to do this,” said another close to the president.
While the session progresses and the president follows it from Olivos, only the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos, was left in the Casa Rosada, since the chief of staff, Nicolás Posse, is in the United States. The author of the DNU, the former president of the BCRA Federico Sturzenegger, was also seen at the Government House.