After the session dealing with the Omnibus Law fell and everything returned to committee, Javier Milei (on tour in Israel) expressed his anger through a statement and then a tweet on X.
“President Javier Milei took office on December 10, 2023 with the responsibility of releasing the productive forces of the Nation, confronting inflation and ending the deficit. Under this mandate, he will not allow those who have benefited from a corrupt and impoverishing system for years to frustrate the future of all Argentines,” the official account of the President's Office published in a statement, in X.
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In the same sense, they highlighted: “This Tuesday, the governors made the decision to destroy the Law Bases and Points for the Freedom of Argentines article by article, hours after agreeing to accompany it. “They decided to turn their backs on the Argentines to protect their interests and prevent the National Government from having the tools to solve Argentina's structural problems.”
From the Office of the President they assured that the governors betrayed the Government. (Photo: X @OPRArgentina)
Finally, they stated: “They arrived at their positions and benches raising the flags of change, to betray their voters today. We are not going to continue arguing with those who demand to maintain their privileges while 63% of Argentine children do not eat. The law will be debated when they understand that it is the people who need it, not the Government.”
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Minutes later, Milei published on X with his personal account: “Our government program was voted for by 56% of Argentines and we are not willing to negotiate it with those who destroyed the country.” She then insisted that it is “the caste” that does not want to make changes in the country: “There are sectors of politics that resist making the changes that the country needs. They are going to have to explain to society why.”
The President targeted the governors and blamed them for the failure of the Omnibus Law. (Photo: X @JMilei)
And he closed: “The caste was against the change that we Argentines voted for at the polls. We know that it is not going to be easy to change a system where politicians became rich at the expense of Argentines who get up to work every day. “We are going to continue with our program with or without the support of the political leadership that destroyed our country.”
The Chamber of Deputies once again sent the majority opinion of the Bases law to the committee and the session was adjourned, with which the project promoted by the Government will have to be analyzed again. General approval no longer counts, so the project returns to zero and will have to go through the entire legislative path again.
The decision was adopted because the ruling party did not have the votes to approve key articles of the law such as the privatization of public companies, the reforms to the debt support law and the worsening of penalties to limit social protests, among others. In the middle, La Libertad Avanza crossed the governors, whom it blamed for the fall of the law.