The Government remains harsh with the governors, but recognizes that it has to negotiate a fiscal pact with them. In Casa Rosada, they accuse five leaders of being traitors and maintain that until there is an agreement “they are going to be left without a peso and they are going to have to pay their salaries with their own.”
While some leaders of the Executive lower the line that there will be no fiscal negotiation in the short term, others contemplate that they will have to sit down and reorganize the provincial accounts to ensure governability.
That is why the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos, the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Martín Menem, and the presidential advisor Santiago Caputo met this Wednesday at Balcarce 50. They took stock of the fall of the Omnibus Law and raised the next steps of the legislative treatment.
As TN learned, the ruling party recognizes that there were errors in the negotiation with the opposition, but it is supported by the fact that it gave up several points – such as the fiscal chapter and the electoral reform – and that the other party broke what was agreed.
Javier Milei supervised the session of the Omnibus Law from Israel (Photo: REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian).By: REUTERS
At Government House they recognize that Milei sent the project to committee so that it would not be discussed again in the short term under the argument that “he did not want a law to be passed that makes no sense.”
“We were not going to allow a law to come out that does not fully represent us or that lost its spirit. For this reason, after the latest modifications we decided not to give in even one more point,” a leader told TN.
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That is why they preferred to lower the law and seek greater polarization under the idea of promoting a rupture of the current political scheme. In the ruling party, they believe that politics could be reorganized into two large sides.
The communications team was in charge of identifying the legislators from the allied blocs who voted against and disseminating their name and face. On that list was the former candidate for governor of the province of Buenos Aires from La Libertad Avanza, Carolina Píparo.
The ruling party's bloc in Deputies after the shipwreck of the Omnibus Law in the venue (Photo: NA – Damián Dopacio).
The governors pointed out by Milei are Martín Llaryora (Córdoba), Maximiliano Pullaro (Santa Fe), Carlos Sadir (Jujuy), Rolando Figueroa (Neuquén) and Gustavo Sáenz (Salta). The Minister of Economy, Luis “Toto” Caputo, canceled a meeting he had with the man from Santa Fe over the provincial accounts.
In Casa Rosada, they maintain that “the governors pushed for the law to come out 100% as they wanted and on top of that they asked us for provincial funds; You can give them something, but not everything.”
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The negative vote of the people of Córdoba was taken personally by the ruling party, since it gave two places in the Nation to three men from former governor Juan Schiaretti and Llaryora. These are Franco Mogetta in Transportation, Daniel Tilliard in Banco Nación and Osvaldo Giordano in ANSES.
As TN learned, the government leadership is seriously analyzing displacing Giordano because his wife, deputy Alejandra Torres, voted against the Omnibus Law and was one of those targeted by the president. “He's going to have to explain why he did it,” said an official.
The head of ANSES, Osvaldo Giordano, is in Milei's sights because his wife, deputy Alejandra Torres, voted against the Omnibus Law (Photo: Government press).
The same would apply to the Secretary of Mining, Flavia Royón, an official who answers to the governor of Salta, Gustavo Sáenz, who was another of those classified as a “traitor.”
The Executive's modifications in the area of Infrastructure are blocked by the resignation of the displaced minister, Guillermo Ferraro. The secretariats will be divided between Caputo and the Chief of Staff, Nicolás Posse.
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In the midst of the internal purge due to the fall of the Omnibus Law, the Government is evaluating holding a popular consultation and issuing another DNU including the modifications that may not pass Congress.
Beyond postponing the fiscal pact, the ruling party recognizes that they want to reach the ordinary sessions in March with a clear framework of support and agreements to discuss the reforms. This applies to the negotiation with governors and party definitions within the PRO, UCR and HCF.