Updated 09/17/2021 8:11 PM
Without significant incorporations, with
several offers rejected
, with the continuity of officials who offered their resignations in public to pressure the President, with some rearrangements to make it seem that something changed, armed under the threat of an impossible break with Cristina Kirchner, Alberto Fernández
it tries to put together a transitional cabinet
, to sustain itself in the midst of
the fracture of the Frente de Todos
until November, when the legislative elections take place.
He argues a senior official who spent almost all day with the President, which began to be
discussed seriously from the letter of Cristina Kirchner on Thursday night is
"the integration of the coalition" government
The problem that the President has is that
the only essential person in that scheme is not him
: he is the Vice President of the Nation.
One of the inhabitants of the Casa Rosada who dedicated himself to making Cristina's letter hermeneutic indicates that this is
the core of the vice president's text
: making it clear that the Frente de Todos is, in electoral terms, Cristina Kirchner and a set .
"In the Province of Buenos Aires, an inexcusable thermometer of the social and economic temperature of our country, last Sunday we were left with 440,172 votes of those that
with our candidacy for the Senate of the Nation ... with Peronism divided , without national or provincial government to support and with the government of Mauricio Macri and his judicial table persecuting and imprisoning former officials and owners of opposition media left and right, "wrote the vice president.
Another way of saying what Cristina said is that she sees herself - and it is very likely that she is right - as
the only representative of the wills of those voters
. The votes are not enough to win, but they are all hers. The vice president, and
all the President's friends know that
, continues to be the only leader of the Frente de Todos who has a guaranteed hard vote. Cristina has those ideas, and with her, at least she had them until Sunday,
30 percent of the country that shares them
For several hours, the President has been
trying to find officials who will agree to occupy a Cabinet position
He has already received the rejection of governors who won the elections in their provinces and also that of Jorge Capitanich, one of the losers.
The situation became
an impossible puzzle
, because any decision is
entangled in the multiple restrictions that the President's authority suffers today
In the first place, Fernández
does not have important leaders at hand who consider him as their boss
Everyone he knew is already in the Government, and with them he formed this Cabinet that is fraying.
In turn, when he looks out of his daily or weekly contact list, he receives, from what his officials have transmitted so far, rejections.
Nobody wants to be part of a bankrupt government, which
seeks to rebuild itself in the midst of a very serious economic crisis
and with an ongoing pandemic and which faces electoral defeat.
The candidates for ministers, in addition, know that their positions have expiration, and that that date is close, because they will arrive at their posts with
the threat of the defeat of the ruling party
in November on their heads.
The idea of Máximo Kirchner, and perhaps also of Cristina, is that in November, after the election,
Sergio Massa takes office as Chief of Staff
In La Cámpora they say they want him as "prime minister."
That figure does not exist in the Constitution, and appointments to sixty days do not exist either, but it serves to illustrate the role that they want to assign to the current president of the Chamber of Deputies.
That plan is the one that blew up Wado de Pedro's resignation letter and the string of announcements by Kirchner officials, in
an unknown example until today
, due to the shock wave that continues to generate, of political malpractice.
The situation is so unusual that those who are negotiating the formation of the new government at this time are De Pedro and Santiago Cafiero himself, despite the fact that the two have already conveyed to their teams that the departure from their positions is very close.
Of course, the new cabinet
will be a mere proposal until the Vice President sees it
and gives it her explicit approval: in the Casa Rosada, no one is in a position to put up with a new letter.
The picture is completed with a piece of news that arrived at the end of the afternoon: in the midst of a cabinet change, the first to leave is the presidential spokesman, the person in charge of announcing those same changes,