Javier Milei made a cult against "the caste", from the announcements of cuts in the public administration, anticipates a strong adjustment in different areas and it seems that the model is replicated.
It is not clear if it is due to conviction, a contagion effect or to follow the 56% of the runoff that consecrated the candidate of La Libertad Avanza, but the effect expands.
In Tucumán the governor-elect announced cuts, this Thursday Rogelio Frigerio proposed a political adjustment for Entre Ríos and now he followed it but the extreme came in a town of Córdoba where a mayor announced that he will only make one appointment and will make arrangements with the 180 municipal employees.
In Serrano, in the department of Roque Sáenz Peña, in the south of the province of Córdoba, the community chief elected from a neighborhood party surprised everyone by anticipating that he will not enter with a political plan to exercise the four years of his mandate.
The town, 400 kilometers from the capital of Córdoba and only 16 kilometers from the border with the province of Buenos Aires, has about 4,500 inhabitants and has just under 200 municipal employees. In July, Ismael Goñi, 35, ran as a candidate for the "Somos Serrano" party and swept the elections with 59% of the vote, against 30% Julián Giordano, the candidate supported by the current mayor, Enrique "Coco" Busso.
"We are young people who aim for consensus and unity in a small town like Serrano. I will always be at the disposal of the people who allowed me this space," said Goñi at the time, who now surprised with his announcement.
"Understanding the current situation, the national situation and what the people expressed at the polls, we understand that politics must give a sign of austerity, of humility," Goñí said in an interview with El Doce de Córdoba.
"We are going to start with a single secretary, who will be from Finance. It is necessary for the issue of administrative acts, signing of cheques and financial matters. And we are going to have a coordinator in each area, because it is a small town but everything is municipal, it does not have anything outsourced, all the services are provided by the municipality with municipal employees, more or less we have 180 employees," Goñi said.
Ismael Goñi, the mayor-elect in Serrano, Córdoba will appoint only one political official.
"In each area there is going to be a coordinator and in many areas that coordinator is going to be a career employee. I'm not going to have a government secretary, which is very common in all municipalities. Surely we are going to have a coordinator who attends to the people who approach the Municipality and who helps the Secretary of Finance," Goñi listed and clarified that a secretary for a municipality is like a minister at the provincial or national level.
The mayor also clarified that the political plant of the current administration "will go with the outgoing mayor." "The idea we have is that with the co-participation we receive from the province, we will be able to pay the fixed cost that the Commune has, the personnel and the fixed expenses that it has as fuel," Goñi summarized.
At the same time, he clarified that with the rest of the collection he will try to "face works that the municipality can do."
Municipality of Serrano, in Cordoba: The mayor announced that when he takes office he will only appoint one political official.
In Cordoba, there will be two mayors from Javier Milei's party
In Rayo Cortado, Rodolfo Héctor González, a rural producer dedicated to the fumigation of fields and better known as "El Gringo Rodi", won the election. It got 368 votes and surpassed Peronism, which was left with 205 votes, and the neighborliness of Rayo Cortado Crece, which barely reached 55.
"El Gringo Rodi" is a follower of Javier Milei. "We are 1,200 inhabitants and the ruling party has been in power for 20 years. I went to Córdoba to bring the representation of La Libertad Avanza and Cecilia (Ibáñez, elected national deputy) gave us support," he told Clarín.
"I don't know Milei or Karina, they never communicated with me, but I didn't count on that either. I wanted to go to the election with the ideal of Milei because this is a plundered people. We don't have water, we don't have health, we don't have a permanent doctor. We lack everything," said the mayor-elect.
Rayo Cortado, in Cordoba, one of the towns that will be governed by a mayor of Javier Milei.
"I have no idea of taking drastic measures. The idea is to accompany people, to find a way to create sources of work. No handouts, that's for sure. But we have to find a way to provide work and that is why we are holding meetings with producers in the area," said González.
At the same time, about 200 kilometers south of the capital of Cordoba, within the department of Río Cuarto, there will be another mayor of Milei, it will be in Villa El Chacay. The small tourist town, which is largely supplied by Las Albahacas, will be governed by lawyer Adrián Radice.
"It's a 100% touristic town, we're surrounded by mountains, a spectacular river, streams, almost on the border with San Luis," Radice told Clarín.
Villa El Chacay, in Cordoba, will be governed by a candidate of Javier Milei
"We have the number of public employees who don't do the work they need to do. We're going to reduce the number of hires. "We're going to save costs because the commune is melted down. We have to lift up the people," he remarked.