After being left without a position in the assembly of Javier Milei's administration, the former candidate for Head of Government for Libertad Avanza, Ramiro Marra, confirmed that he will continue to fulfill his function as a deputy in the City of Buenos Aires and clarified: "I never wanted a position."
He did so through a post on his social media account, in which he pointed to "the different versions" about his possible appointments.
I never spoke with my friend and President of the @JMilei Nation," wrote the founding partner of the liberal-libertarian space.
His name had first been mentioned to lead the AFIP, a position that went to Florencia Misrahi; and most strongly as chief adviser to the Presidency.
In addition, he clarified: "My only objective was always to defeat Kirchnerism and we ACHIEVED it. Now let's work hard to rebuild our homeland."
He closed his message with Milei's typical harangue: "Long live fucking freedom."
From Foundation to Marginalization: What Is Marra's Political Future
Both Marra and Carolina Píparo, almost head of Anses, were kicked by Karina Milei, the sister of the president-elect.
The enthusiastic founder of La Libertad Avanza will continue to lead the bench in the Buenos Aires Legislature, while Píparo will maintain his monobloc in Deputies.
Ramiro Marra's message on Twitter, in which he said he did not want positions in Milei's government.
Marra served as Milei's supporter in the years leading up to and throughout the campaign. It was he who approached her with the proposal of setting up a party to land in the political arena. He ran for Buenos Aires legislator in 2021 and this year competed for the Head of Government of the City.
At the same time, he maintained a high media profile, as a swordsman defending the now President-elect. After some controversial exits, he ceded a bit of prominence in the days leading up to the PASO.
His family also contributed to Milei's campaign. The Marras have a brokerage that issues periodic reports on the economy and finance. The company was the target of a failed AFIP operation.
Before the general elections, in the midst of a new stampede of the blue dollar, Alberto Fernández denounced Marra for the crime of "public intimidation".
Ramiro Marra and Carolina Píparo, from sidekicks to outcasts. Photo: AFP
The head of the Executive described his actions - and that of Milei, also denounced after disqualifying the peso as "excrement" - as "a severe affront to the democratic system that governs us as a country, resulting in an unusual institutional gravity for the Republic."
The presentation also included Agustín Romo, now a deputy for the Province of Buenos Aires.
"My role is to speak with common sense. I've been talking about the pesos for many years, and Javier [Milei] too, it's not something new. Do you think the dollar went up because I tweeted?" the Buenos Aires legislator defended himself at the time.
By then, the parallel price had exceeded 1,000 pesos, a level that it crossed again this Thursday just before Milei's inauguration.