After the Omnibus Law failed in the Chamber of Deputies, Javier Milei blamed the legislators who voted against the Executive project and targeted the governors directly. Consequently, the President asked two Cabinet officials to resign: the head of Anses, Osvaldo Giordano and the Secretary of Mining, Flavia Royón.
“The Office of the President of the Argentine Republic informs that President Javier Milei has requested the resignation of the Head of the National Social Security Administration (ANSES), Osvaldo Giordano, and the Secretary of Mining of the Nation, Flavia Royon,” they communicated. “Their respective successors will be announced by this means in the coming days,” they added.
“Likewise, the inherited economic crisis and the current historical moment require public officials committed to the modernization, simplification and debureaucratization of the State. “Those who assume the responsibility of a public office must understand the harsh reality that Argentines face, and defend them from the constant attack of those who seek to maintain their privileges at the expense of the people's hunger,” they say in the Presidency statement.
The governors pointed out by Milei are Martín Llaryora (Córdoba), Maximiliano Pullaro (Santa Fe), Carlos Sadir (Jujuy), Rolando Figueroa (Neuquén) and Gustavo Sáenz (Salta). Giordano responds to the Cordoban, while Royón, who was an official during the Frente de Todos government, is close to the Salta president.
Osvaldo Giordano and the impact of his wife's vote
As TN learned, the government leadership especially looked at the case of the head of ANSES because his wife, deputy Alejandra Torres, voted against the Omnibus Law and was one of those targeted by the president. “She's going to have to explain why she did it,” said an official.
“It causes me a lot of pain that at this point in history we continue to think that because we are a 'woman of' we cannot have our own opinion and criteria,” was the response that Torres gave on her official account on the social network that Giordano should be “immediately fired as a traitor.”
In that sense, the legislator from Hacemos Coalión Federal also analyzed what happened on the premises, stating that the ruling party's bill “had an extension and complexity that merited a methodology to work on it calmly, with dialogue, with agreements , with rationality, but that was never present.” She stated this in statements to Radio Miter Córdoba, where she also said that “I did not believe that they thought that I was going to make decisions based on the mandate that Osvaldo occupies.”
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