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The intimacy of the decision: why Javier Milei called the opening of Ordinary Sessions at night

2024-02-27T19:14:35.228Z

Highlights: President Javier Milei called the opening of Ordinary Sessions at night. He did not notify the deputies of La Libertad beforehand and decided with his sister and advisor Santiago Caputo. They say he seeks to break with tradition. “The idea is simply to be different and break the status quo. It is not a matter of schedules or ratings, but of Javier breaking tradition, as he does with everything,” they explain in Milei's entourage. The possibility of Milei speaking from another place other than the platform of the presidency of the Lower House was considered.


The President did not notify the deputies of La Libertad advances beforehand and decided with his sister and advisor Santiago Caputo. They say he seeks to break with tradition.


The Government justified the

unprecedented decision

that the President inaugurate the ordinary sessions of Congress on

March 1 at night

, instead of the traditional 11 AM schedule, with the argument that more citizens will be able to see him outside of their working hours.

“It is the best time so that the

greatest number of people can be

calm listening to his message,” said presidential spokesperson Manuel Adorni.

However, those close to the President recognize that the reasons are different.

“The idea is simply to be

different and break the

status quo

.

It is not a matter of schedules or ratings, but of

Javier breaking tradition

, as he does with everything,” they explain in Milei's entourage.

The parliamentary authorities and the most senior legislators of the ruling party learned of the new schedule just like the rest of the citizens, when the presidential decree with the call was released on Monday night.

We found out just like you

,” two important legislators from the libertarian bloc were honest.

The decision came from the President's small table made up of

Karina Milei and Santiago Caputo

.

President Javier Milei and his sister Karina, who was behind the idea of ​​changing the schedule.

In the Legislative Palace they worked with the premise that the event broadcast on the national network would be at 11. With that information,

meetings were held

between the authorities of the two chambers, the Security area of ​​the Senate, the Military House and the administrative secretariat.

The schedule of the event may not be the only novelty in the staging of the speech.

The possibility of

Milei speaking from another place

other than the platform of the presidency of the Lower House was considered, although it is difficult to implement.

The President's closest aides assume it will be a

short speech of not much more than 30 minutes

.

On the day of her inauguration, with her back to Congress, Milei spoke for

36 minutes

at the

World Economic Forum

in Davos, it was more concise:

23 minutes

was enough for her to become a

global trend

on social networks.

On Saturday at the conservative forum in Maryland, where she crossed paths with Donald Trump, she gave

her longest presentation: an hour

that was stretched because there was no simultaneous translation.

Officials with permanent access to the presidential office also argued that the idea of ​​the nighttime schedule is so that as many people as possible can see it.

The 17 not inconsiderable rating points that Alberto Fernández achieved in 2021 relativize the determination.

Milei secures

prime time

television that she did not need on December 10 to add

40 rating points

.

Reactions to the President's speech will inexorably occupy part of the weekend agenda.

Once again the Government seems to want to look at itself in the mirror of

American tradition

.

The inauguration speech on the steps of Congress was similar to the usual scenery that the leaders of the world's leading power use in the Capitol.

The nighttime schedule is also related to the annual

State of the Union

speech that the US president gives in Congress.

The President will use the audits carried out by SIGEN to expose

alleged superfluous expenses

of state agencies and trust funds on which the Government put a magnifying glass.

On December 10 he avoided saying the word caste.

After the failure of the omnibus law and calling Congress a "rat's nest," no one believes that the President can deliver a pacifying speech.

The change in the opening hours of sessions did not bring security disruptions.

In the Portfolio led by

Patricia Bullrich,

they maintain that the reduction in traffic can make the operation easier.

There were no complaints in the City either and in the next few days they will meet.

The decision not to pay overtime that the Government defined generated bad mood at Casa Militar.

In the midst of

a fight between the President and the governors

, the Senate has not yet sent the invitations to the provincial leaders.

If they invite us, of course we will go, but nothing has arrived yet

,” said those around Buenos Aires resident Axel Kicillof, who on Monday announced his decision to sue the national State before the Supreme Court for the elimination of the Strengthening Fund. Provincial Prosecutor, which is equivalent to $44 billion per month.

Vice President Victoria Villarruel's team

accelerates logistical meetings

.

The head of the Senate will travel to Mendoza on Saturday with the Minister of the Interior Guillermo Francos to participate in the grape harvest festival.

Leaders who have accompanied Milei since his emergence into politics point out that for now the ruling party

will not mobilize protesters to support

the President in Congress Square, although they do not rule out spontaneous expressions for or against or even

banging pots and pans

at the same time the President speaks. leader.

Anything can happen

,” they point out without drama.

Source: clarin

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