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A government that frays a little every day


Alberto Fernández has spent almost two years trying to survive the political vacuum that was opened at his feet by the same person who put him in a position to avoid the re-election of Mauricio Macri.

The spectacle of seeing a government that is slowly unraveling

can put any spectator to sleep

, but there are times when the acceleration of the political crisis of the ruling party generates a jolt that forces us to pay more attention.

The head of the Cabinet, Juan Manzur,

whitewashed that he is leaving the Government to deal with the campaign for the Tucuman governorship


He is not going to be a candidate: he will give up one of the main positions in the national administration to work as head of the campaign for Osvaldo Jaldo, his former lieutenant governor.

The news did not move anyone

, partly because it had already been announced several times and partly because Manzur never had the power that his position promises.

In the Casa Rosada

they predicted that the position would go to Juan Manuel Olmos

, deputy chief of staff and one of the friends that Fernández made in the garden of the misadventures of Buenos Aires Peronism.

A while before the confirmation of Manzur's departure, after the President set a date for the first meeting of the political table, Kirchnerism

warned that neither Máximo nor Cristina Kirchner plan to attend that meeting


From the vice president's environment they considered Cristina's absence natural, but a situation of this style can only be considered natural in the Frente de Todos.

In any other place, the political conversation tables in a government alliance

require the presence of the most powerful leaders of each space


Alberto Fernández has spent almost two years

trying to survive the political vacuum

that was opened at his feet by the same person who put him in a position to avoid the re-election of Mauricio Macri.

The false resignations of ministers in 2021 were followed by the real resignation of the son of the vice president from the leadership of the block of Deputies of the ruling party and the attempt to take away from the Government the possibility of asking the IMF for the loan it needed to pay debt maturities.

The President

does not have the power to present initiatives before Congress

and has just admitted that he decided to govern with the ministers he can, as if his obligation were not to assemble a team with the most capable leaders to manage.

Once again, the aberration that nature avoids: a Head of State who leaves ministers who do not respond to him in their posts.

It is not known who has the control in that overcrowded cabinet that allows determining which areas of the administration function autonomously from the presidential mandate, but it is possible to ensure that the Kirchnerists of the Government will

resign only under the order of the vice president

: the hyper-presidentialism that some analysts denounced until a few years ago gave way to a brief essay on hyper-vice-presidentialism and then to a choreography in which the two - the president and the vice-president -

mimic decision-making


Despite the absence with notice of Cristina and Máximo at the meeting on February 16, Kirchnerism assures that there will be representatives of the vice president at the table.

"It was his own that Cristina was not going to be there and Máximo said in interviews that he preferred not to go, but we are going to send representatives who will leave no doubt that they are there on behalf of Cristina,"

an official close to the vice- president told


. .

The list of possible representatives is not very long and, furthermore, it is headed by Wado de Pedro, the minister who remains in office despite Fernández's wishes.

One more thread that will come out of his place.

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Another casualty for Alberto Fernández: Juan Manzur leaves the Cabinet office, although he promised to accompany the President

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Alberto Fernández summoned the political table of the Frente de Todos, but neither Cristina nor Máximo Kirchner will attend

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-02-08

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