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With Sergio Massa instead of Martín Guzmán, poverty rose almost 3 points: how the index evolved during the government of Alberto Fernández


According to data released by INDEC, 39.2% of the population is poor. It was the first measurement of the era of the current Minister of Economy. And a return to the upward trend after three semesters.

The numbers do not close to the government of scientists


This Thursday the number of poor people registered during the second semester of 2022 was known. According to data released by INDEC, 39.2% of the population lives in poverty, which represents some 11.5 million Argentines in large urban conglomerates.

A figure that for the country as a whole exceeds 18 million people.

39.2% have an owner:

Sergio Massa.

The second semester of 2022 coincides

almost exactly with the management

of the leader of the Renewal Front in the Ministry of Economy.

His predecessor,

the resigned Martín Guzmán

, had left him in the Palacio de Hacienda

three consecutive semesters of poverty with a downward trend.

The day that the La Plata economist warned on Twitter that he was leaving the ship fed up with the attacks of Cristina Kirchner, the first semester of 2022 concluded, in which poverty would be located

at 36.2%, almost three points below

that released this Thursday. .

The index released this Thursday marks

a return to poverty figures with an upward trend.

Accumulated inflation between January and February is 13.1%.

Private consultants forecast a figure close to 7% for March.

It means that

the poverty rate for the first semester of 2023, which will be announced in the middle of the presidential campaign

where an ultra-Christian sector still expects Sergio Massa to be the candidate of the Frente de Todos, would exceed the 39.2% revealed this Thursday.

The first poverty rate

during the government of

Alberto Fernández was 40.9%,

a figure justified by the

pandemic and

the economic downturn resulting from the


The poverty index registered an increase of almost three points during the administration of Sergio Massa.

Presidency photo.

The following semester, the second of 2020, registered

the highest

poverty rate to date during the Fernández-Kirchner administration:



Once again, the pandemic and the quarantine served as an argument to give explanations to the population.

In this period, from July to December, accumulated inflation was 18.4%, half that registered in the same period of 2022.

The loss of Martín Guzmán

We had to wait until the first half of 2021 to achieve a downward trend:


The then Minister of Economy Martín Guzmán would receive

better news in the second semester

since the INDEC measurement had also shown a lower number than the previous one:



Despite the fact that the hard numbers seemed to smile on the ruling party, Cristina Kirchner and her spokespersons from La Cámpora were already

beginning to lash out at Guzmán


It was a first semester of 2022 for the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz crossed by political operations and the

officials under his orbit who did not respond to his orders

, but those of the Patria Institute.

When Martín Guzmán left the government, the poverty rate was 36.5%, the lowest registered during the government of Alberto Fernández.

Photo EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

When Guzmán slammed the

door on Twitter one Saturday

, in the middle of a speech where the vice president was in charge of reminding him that he was not wanted, the Prime Minister of the Economy Alberto Fernández

left a poverty rate of 36.5%,

the lowest

 recorded until now during the government of the Frente de Todos.


landed in Economy

as the last resort

of a management that saw the abyss with soaring blue dollars, distrust of the market and an IMF demanding compliance with goals.

The former president of the Chamber of Deputies received this week

the first poverty report of his term

from him, that of the second semester of 2022, almost three points more than the one that Guzmán had left him.

In the same period,

inflation accumulated 36.9%


To the excuses of the pandemic, the Government

had already added that of the war between Russia and Ukraine

and a few months ago

it released that of the drought


The Tigrense will have a difficult task if he embarks on a presidential campaign with his own rising poverty numbers on his back.

poverty in democracy

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INDEC (1988 to 2006 and 2016 to 2018) UCA (2007 to 2015) |

* After the resignation of De la Rúa , Ramón Puerta, Alberto Rodríguez Saa and Eduardo Camaño

took over .




look also

Poverty in Argentina rose to 39.2% despite the rebound in the economy and the increase in employment

The opposition came out to criticize the Government for the rising poverty figures: "The worst thing is that this data is born old"

Source: clarin

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