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Santiago Cafiero to the opposition: 'If you are here to collaborate for vaccines, welcome'


The chief of staff said jurisdictions were never prevented from negotiating with the labs on their own.

04/10/2021 2:20 PM

  • Clarí

  • Politics

Updated 04/10/2021 2:20 PM

The Chief of Cabinet, Santiago Cafiero, ratified this Saturday that

"there was never an impediment"

for the different jurisdictions of the country, including the City of Buenos Aires, to

buy vaccines

against the coronavirus and pointed out to which part of the opposition seems to be looking for "more an electoral political effect with his statements ".


The City was always authorized

. There is a law last year that had the debate of all political forces and the support of some members of the opposition. It was public knowledge. But the political and electoral effect of a statement is worth more than reading a norm, "Cafiero said in statements to

FM Millenium



It is always good for districts to take care of and collaborate

with the vaccination process," he added.

"If they - for the opposition -

are here to collaborate, so be it.

On Friday, the Buenos Aires Chief of Staff, Felipe Miguel, acknowledged that it is "difficult" to buy vaccines from a district or municipality because "large suppliers, such as Russia or China, negotiate with national governments" and private laboratories

"are committed to their



for many months. "

The deputy head of the Buenos Aires Government, Diego Santilli, detailed this Saturday that the district will try to negotiate with Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

The Chief of Staff asserted that with his statements this week, when he said that jurisdictions can buy vaccines on their own, he sought that "the

false news that there was an impediment of the national government

so that the provinces or the City could not continue also start your negotiations. "

"The national government's purchase strategy was to carry out the purchase of 65 million doses and we are expecting the contract deadlines to be met, but there are difficulties globally and Argentina is no exception," Cafiero said.

Postponement of the elections

Cafiero affirmed that any type of modification of the electoral schedule must have an agreement and political consensus and announced that the national government will adapt the calendar according to what Congress decides, where a possible postponement of the STEP and the legislative elections is discussed, before the second wave of coronavirus infections.

"If Congress modifies the electoral calendar, we will adapt what we have done to make it work with a new schedule," he said.

On Friday, the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo de Pedro, sent to the parliamentary heads of Together for Change the draft of a project to modify the electoral calendar "for the only time", in which he proposes to postpone the STEP until 12 September and legislative elections until November 14.


Look also

The City will attempt to purchase vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson

Direct purchase of Covid vaccines: Córdoba talks with 3 laboratories and Tierra del Fuego negotiates with China and Russia

Source: clarin

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