President Javier Milei asked two officials from his Cabinet to resign after the Omnibus Law failed in the Chamber of Deputies. These are 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.
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As TN learned, the decision to displace Giordano has to do with the fact that his wife, representative Alejandra Torres, voted against the project and was one of those targeted by the president. “He is going to have to explain why he did it,” said a senior government 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.”
Representative Alejandra Torres was accused of being a “traitor” by libertarian militants. (Photo: X).
In that sense, the legislator expressed her discontent in statements to Radio Miter Córdoba: “I did not believe that they thought that I was going to make decisions based on the mandate that Osvaldo occupies.”
Another reason is that Giordano responds to Martín Llaryora from Córdoba, one of the governors who opposed accompanying the Bases Law.
Flavia Royón, the Sáenz official who arrived with Massa and stayed
As for the decision to displace Flavia Royón, it would have to do with the fact that she was an official during the Frente de Todos government, and she is close to the president of Salta Gustavo Sáenz, another of the governors who spoke out against the project that was lifted from the Congress.
Royón jumped from Salta to national management, after a long career in the private sector, as a business union leader. She served as Secretary of Mining and Energy of the province of Salta, appointed by Sáenz himself.
Flavia Royón with the former Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa. (Photo: Presidency)
In addition, she chaired the provincial Economic and Social Council and was the representative before national organizations for the creation of a Nuclear Medicine Center in the local territory.
After the libertarian took office, Royón remained in public office seeking the support of Sáenz. Given the rejection of the deputies who respond to the Salteño to the articles of the Omnibus Law, the official was displaced.