“I never stopped saying my vision”, Máximo Kirchner’s harsh letter against the National Government
“I have made the decision not to continue in charge of the presidency of the Block of Deputies of the Front of All”. Without return, Maximo Kirchner He resigned this afternoon from the presidency of the Frente de Todos bloc of deputies due to his differences with the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). His public resignation was made through a statement, where he specified that he does not share the strategy that the executive leadership headed with the multilateral organization.
“This decision stems from not sharing the strategy used and much less the results obtained in the negotiation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), carried out exclusively by the economic cabinet and the negotiating group that responds and has the absolute confidence of the President of the nation, to whom I never stopped telling my vision so as not to reach this result”, argued the son of Vice President Cristina Kirchner.
Thus, Máximo Kirchner rejected last week’s announcement and distanced himself from the President and his Economy Minister, Martín Guzmán. “I will remain within the bloc to facilitate the task of the President and his entourage,” he announced, and remarked: “It is better to step aside so that, in that way, he can elect someone who believes in this program of the International Monetary Fund. , not only immediately but also looking beyond December 10, 2023.
“I have made the decision not to continue in charge of the presidency of the Block of Deputies of the Front of All. This decision stems from not sharing the strategy used and much less the results obtained in the negotiation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), carried out exclusively by the economic cabinet and the negotiating group that responds and has the absolute confidence of the President of the Nation, to whom I never stopped telling my vision for not reaching this result.
I will remain within the bloc to facilitate the task of the President and his entourage. It is better to step aside so that he can choose someone who believes in this program of the International Monetary Fund, not only immediately but also looking beyond December 10, 2023.
Since the day that, in 2018, Mauricio Macri brought the IMF back to Argentina, whom Néstor Kirchner, through the historic cancellation of a debt of 9,800 million dollars, managed to banish from our country for being the trigger key in every economic crisis since the return of democracy and whose most eloquent symbol was the crisis of 2001, we knew that this would be the biggest problem for our country. Especially due to the magnitude and exceptionality of the loan that reached 57,000 million dollars (almost 6 times the amount canceled in 2005) and of which 44,500 million dollars were disbursed in just one year, also forgiving each and every one of the breaches of the Macri Government and violating its own Constitutive Statute.
Macri had to win the election. I do not aspire to a magical solution, only to a rational solution. For some, pointing out and proposing to correct the errors and abuses of the IMF that never harm the Organization and its bureaucracy, is irresponsible. For me, the irrational and inhuman thing is not to do it. At the end of the day, the IMF shows that the important thing is not the reasons since it is only about force. Perhaps its name should be International Monetary Force. And as I see that they are always interested in expenses, they could save on expensive economists since to do what they do, only people who know how to squeeze are enough, promising hell if what they want is not done.
And if some doubt my level of pragmatism, I remind you that as Head of the Block I accompanied the sanction of the Law that approved the restructuring of the private debt in foreign currency, without capital reduction but with interest reduction, carried out by the Government in the year 2020, despite strongly disagreeing with some of its articles. I understood the context and the pandemic was getting worse.
I put aside the prejudices and also the grievances received to form the Front of All, but not the convictions. I do not regret having provided a treatment that was not reciprocal. I understood from the moment that CFK gave us the instruction to build the Frente de Todos that what happened until its formation could not block what was to come. Unfortunately I was one of the few who acted that way.
Monday, January 31, 2022. Bloc of national deputies It would be more than incorrect to cling to the Presidency of the Bloc when a project of such decisive centrality cannot be accompanied in terms of the present and the years to come. Some may wonder what option I offer. In principle, call things by their name: do not talk about a tough negotiation when it was not, much less talk about “benefits”. The reality is harsh. I saw President Kirchner burn his life in this type of situation.
At the year-end dinner, held at Quinta de Olivos, each one of the members of the block, as well as the President of the Nation, could hear me when I assured that any of my colleagues could take my place.
Likewise, no Deputy from our block received an instruction to express themselves against the imposition of the Fund. It is also true that they did not receive an instruction to do it on their behalf. And it is for this very reason that I decided to release the President so that he does not feel “pressured”, as he has so often made his surroundings transcend. Press? No. That is done by the International Monetary Fund.
I thank each partner for the work they have done: the Fire Law, the Solidarity and Extraordinary Contribution, Frontal Labeling, the Trans Quota Law, the Tele-Work Law, the Cold Zone Law, the Law on Homeless People, the Fund PREIMBA, Media Equity and many others that sought to partially meet the demands and needs of our citizens. Many of them in agreement with different blocs and others not, as is logical in a democracy. And others, as it was recently in Personal Assets, of vital importance for the Government, which was achieved by the work of agreements made in the Chamber of Deputies.
I will continue working, as I have done until now, with an agenda that includes laws such as Wetlands, Production of Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp, Access to Land, Packaging, Promotion of Federal and Inclusive Agro-industrial Development, and Promotion of the Automotive Industry.
I also thank the Presidents of the other Blocks, with whom we have argued strongly but always without disrespecting each other and from whom I also learned a lot. Among other things, lamenting for not having raised their voice when they did not agree on issues of extreme centrality promoted by their own Government.
Due to historical understanding, by popular mandate and by political decision, my position does not seek to point out those who critically accompany or directly celebrate, as I have read. Hopefully everything turns out in the coming years as the Argentine political, economic and media system promises and my words are those of someone who, based on historical experience, was only wrong and did nothing but leave a place to continue helping. I do not seek to be to the left, much less to the right of anyone, categories that are no longer enough to explain reality.
I hug very strongly to all my colleagues, and to each Argentinean man and woman, with whom, no matter how they vote, we share the same land and the same flag”
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