While waiting for the vote in particular in Deputies on the Omnibus Law, in the Senate the debate on the project that the Government considers the basis of its management and which could extend until the end of February is already beginning to be prepared. The ruling party hopes that the process in the upper house will not take too long, but they do not rule out the difficulties that the different proposals of the opposition may bring.
The provisional president of the Senate, Bartolomé Abdala, expressed confidence in the sanction of the Omnibus Law in the Senate, although he acknowledged that rapid treatment cannot be guaranteed. In fact, he hinted at the possibility that the project may have to return to the Deputies with modifications.
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“Optimism is always there but we are aware that legislators also have their own criteria,” Abdala said in a conversation on Radio Rivadavia. “I would like it not to undergo any modification and for it to become law in the Senate,” he added.
In that sense, the provisional president of the Senate expressed: “We hope that this does not drag on for long. This law has the foundations of a correct path. It is a useful way for all Argentines to begin to walk towards freedom, towards the deregulation of the State, to understand that only we Argentines can move forward in Argentina. We have to point towards that path.”
Abdala acknowledged that it cannot be guaranteed that the Omnibus Law will be approved in the Senate and that there is a possibility that it will have to return to the Deputies with changes. “To venture to say that the law is going to come out as is, it seems to me that it would be telling you irresponsibility. “We are going to have to extend the extraordinary sessions until the end of February,” he said.
“We are going to have the greatest number of votes to be able to sanction it. I am optimistic. Respecting the result of the Chamber of Deputies. If not, he will have to return to the Chamber of Deputies,” she admitted.
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The provisional president of the Senate, Bartolomé Abdala, does not rule out the possibility that the Omnibus Law will have to return to Deputies (Photo: NA)
Cristina Kirchner's role in the Senate
Abdala minimized the influence of Cristina Kirchner in the Unión por la Patria bloc in the Senate. And he assured that there is no possibility that the former vice president can stop the Omnibus Law.
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“Union for the Homeland has different references. I have a very good dialogue relationship with José Mayans. They have a strategy, in the last week they wanted us to deal with the DNU and our Vice President said that it was not possible to do so. They have valuable legislators and valuable references like the former vice president,” said Abdala. And she stressed: “There is no risk that Cristina will stop the project.”