The governors are trying to get President Javier Milei to personally commit to moving forward with the fiscal pact in exchange for his support for the Omnibus Law, which could obtain half a sanction this Friday in Deputies.
The third day of the session begins in the Chamber of Deputies. There were approaches to polish several points of the Law, among them, delegated powers and privatizations. But the issue that most worries the governors is the lack of a fiscal agreement. The leaders demand that the federal government share the PAIS Tax or some other income. But Milei is intransigent on this issue.
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As TN learned, the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos, has good will with the governors and deputies, but was disavowed in recent days by the President himself. Yesterday there were also conversations with the Secretary General of the Presidency and sister of the president, Karina Milei, so that she could make the commitment. But she refused to make that decision. For this reason, everything is pending a conversation between several governors, mainly that of Córdoba, Martín Llaryora, with Javier Milei himself.
The governors ask for a personal commitment from Javier Milei in exchange for his support for the Omnibus Law. (Photo: AP/Natacha Pisarenko).By: AP
The governors represent about 30 votes in the Deputies, which is why it is key for the Government to agree with the provinces.
The time to close the negotiation is five hours, before the Omnibus Law is voted on in general. And given the possibility that the talks may be delayed, more time will have to be allowed to get to the vote in particular.
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To try to get the votes of the dialogue opposition, the Government submitted a new draft with changes in the chapter on privatizations and delegated powers, which went from 11 to 6: they will be in economic, energy, tariff, financial and administrative matters.
Meanwhile, the list of state companies eligible for privatization dropped from 36 to 27 and there are three companies – Banco Nación, Nucleoeléctrica Argentina and ARSAT – that can only be partially privatized. The nine state companies that were eliminated were Banco de Inversión y Comercio Exterior (BICE), Casa de Moneda, Dioxitek SA; Argentine Aircraft Factory, Military Manufacturing, Radio of the Universidad del Litoral, Radio and TV Service of the University of Córdoba, New Generation Space Vehicle and Dionisio Water Mining Deposits.