Javier Milei travels in the middle of the discussion of the Omnibus Law and trusts in the agreements of the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos, for its approval. The president will leave for the State of Israel this Monday the 5th and will seek to seal his political alliance with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
He will visit Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to demonstrate political support for the country in its war against the Hamas group. That is why the Government still does not want to give details of the agenda in advance: it is conditioned by the war context.
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He will be accompanied by the Secretary General of the Presidency, Karina Milei, the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos, the Chancellor Diana Mondino and the person in charge of filming, Santiago Oría, among others.
What is confirmed about the agenda is that after five days he will travel to the Italian capital to meet with President Georgia Meloni at the Chigi Palace, the headquarters of the Italian Executive. In the preview, the prime minister described him as “a fascinating personality.”
Milei will seek to improve his relationship with Pope Francis (Photo: TN).
In addition, she will be present on Sunday the 11th at the Vatican to participate in the canonization of “Mamá Antula”, the first Argentine saint and founder of the House of Spiritual Exercises in Buenos Aires. After the ceremony, she will have her first face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis when he greets the delegations.
The president will have his audience with the Supreme Pontiff on Monday the 12th at 10 in the morning (Italy time), for which there is expectation due to the insults that the Argentine president dedicated to him during the campaign and the conversation they had after Milei was elected head of state.
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The president had defined him as “the representative of evil on earth” and accused him of promoting communism. In the phone call they had afterwards, the head of state called him his holiness. He still has to define who will be the new ambassador to the Vatican.
Milei is expected to be accompanied by a delegation of 30 businessmen, who will pay for their tickets and participate in the activities. These are Hugo Sigman (INSUD Group), Daniel Funes de Rioja (Argentine Industrial Union), Alejandro and Marcos Bulgheroni (Pan American Energy), Cristiano Rattazzi (Modena), Alejandro Elsztain (IRSA), Jaime Campos (Argentine Business Association), Alfredo González (CAME), Giorgio Alliata di Montereale (Italian Chamber of Commerce in Argentina), Mauricio Canineo (Pirelli Argentina), among others.
The ruling party managed to approve the Omnibus Law in general in the Chamber of Deputies (Photo: Congress press).
While Milei is out of the country, the Chamber of Deputies will resume the debate on the Omnibus Law after its general approval on Friday. This Tuesday the debate for the treatment of the articles will begin: law by law and article by article will be voted on.
The president is confident that the agreements developed by the president of the Lower House, Martín Menem, and the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos, will be necessary to achieve 90% of the Bases project.
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The points on which there is still no consensus are the privatization scheme of public companies, the delegation of extraordinary powers and the taking on of debt in foreign currency. The ruling party presented a counteroffer on Thursday with Karina Milei as an intermediary and awaits a clear response from the allied blocs.
The last text of the article presented by the Government includes the reduction from 36 to 27 companies subject to a possible sale and the partial privatization of three of these: Banco Nación, Nucleoeléctrica Argentina and ARSAT. In addition, it offers to exclude the power in tax matters.
With 144 votes in favor, Deputies generally approved the Omnibus Law (Photo: NA).
The other point that strains the negotiation is the relationship with the governors due to the postponement of the negotiation of the new fiscal pact. Beyond the pressure from the provincial leaders, Milei's line is not to give in.
“Without half-sanction of the law, there is no fiscal agreement. They are going to have to approve it because they have no other choice, they need the funds. The provincial coffers are going to bleed if they do not accompany,” they told TN from very close to the president.
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Those in charge of negotiating the fiscal chapter with the governors are the Ministers of Economy, Luis “Toto” Caputo, and the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos. They must agree on export withholdings, COUNTRY and PROFIT taxes, the moratorium and money laundering, among other points.
The ruling party rejected yesterday's pressure from the deputies who respond to the governor of Córdoba, Martín Llaryora, for the co-participation of the PAIS tax. Versions circulated that they had agreed with La Libertad Avanza on a 70% co-participation scheme for the Nation, 21% for the provinces and 9% for the National Registry of Popular Neighborhoods (Renabap) in exchange for not taking away any more powers delegated to the president. but then they denied it from Casa Rosada.