The discussion over the Omnibus Law heated the atmosphere in the Chamber of Deputies and also in the vicinity of Congress, where there were demonstrations rejecting the initiative and clashes with the police. Under these conditions, the ruling party achieved the support of the dialogue blocs for the vote in general, but it went to an intermediate room until Tuesday for the discussion of each article in particular.
Given this situation, this Monday was a hive of meetings in each of the blocks to define a common strategy. The rejection of those who already voted negatively in the general election is discounted, but the position that those who voted on Friday will take is unknown.
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In this sense, the UCR block met virtually for more than three hours. According to what some of the attendees confided to TN, there they reviewed how the bloc will vote on the more than 300 articles. In the case of privatizations, the chances of support improved after the Government reduced the number of companies and divided them into sectors. However, radical legislators call for more transparency and parliamentary control.
The radical deputies will accompany the Omnibus Law in most of the articles. (Photo: Twitter/Rodrigo de Loredo)
In the Security section, one of the deputies stressed to this medium that the majority of the bloc would not accompany after last week's repression and the arrest of radical militants.
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In economic matters, they await news from the negotiations of the governors with the Casa Rosada for the co-participation of the PAIS tax and are awaiting negotiations regarding the Guarantee and Sustainability Fund, where they ask for compensation to harmonize the debts that exist between the Anses and the Local Retirement Funds.
The other fact to keep in mind is that Facundo Manes did not participate in the Zoom, after voting against the ruling, unlike the rest of the block.
Hours later, the Radical Civic Union published a statement in which they asked “to return to a path of institutional normality, in which dialogue, the construction of consensus and the cessation of aggression are the basis on which the path of peace is built.” solutions that Argentines need.”
The UCR asked to “return to the path of institutional normality” within the framework of the discussion of the Omnibus Law in Congress. (Photo: UCR press)
This Sunday, some radical legislators warmed up the pre-debate with chicanery to President Javier Milei, after the head of state shared a comic strip in which reference was made to the “unpublished fact” of making deputies work in the summer. “President Milei, the problem is not working in January or any month, the problem is doing it poorly as a result of improvisation and ignorance,” said Julio Cobos from his X account (former Twitter).
Along the same lines, Cobos added: “If this is your achievement in Congress, let us know so as not to continue looking for a proposal on complex issues such as privatizations.” And he stated: “We can meet perfectly all year round so there is no need for delegated powers. Yes, we were able to work in January and we will do so in February – as requested by the UCR – to give the definitive content to the base law and also, as appropriate, to deal with DNU 70/2023.
Another of the dialogue blocks that meets this afternoon is We Make the Federal Coalition. The space led by Miguel Ángel Pichetto was one of the key partners of La Libertad Avanza in the vote and they hope that this Tuesday will contribute to the construction of consensus.