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Outside the microphone, some in the government define the situation as the bitter end of a “star war”. Others try, as in some childish game, to foist on an official with whom they do not like the responsibility of the summit failure with the opposition to give details on the course of the negotiation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The truth is that the definitive suspension of the meeting of the Minister of Economy, Martin Guzman, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sergio Massa, with the governors and parliamentary representatives of Together for Change, led hours later to cross versions within the team of Alberto Fernandez. Added to this is Guzmán’s visit last night to Cristina Kirchner in his department of Recoleta, a fact that coincides with opposition complaints about the reasons for the shipwreck.

“Guzmán kicked the board. We had everything agreed for today at 7:30 p.m. in Congress. He did not want to show the fine numbers that he is going to present to the IMF this week, and that contain an adjustment,” he told THE NATION the governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales, who had agreed with Massa (at the suggestion of the President) to hold the meeting in a “parliamentary space” that had the backing of the UCR and the head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, one of Pro’s benchmarks. “He didn’t want to show us those numbers, which he also has to show to the Front of All. I got tired of the comings and goings and I suspended it, ”said the governor of Jujuy, who has good ties with Massa and points his guns at Guzmán, who in turn had some inconspicuous friction with the head of the Chamber in recent times. short.

From the Ministry of Economy, meanwhile, they assured that from that body “no invitation came out for any meeting with the opposition” and suggested that the confirmation of day and time came from the Casa Rosada. Interestingly, the same argument arose last night from the office of the spokeswoman, Gabriela Cerruti, for whom “what was never scheduled cannot be suspended.” However, days ago, and also from Balcarce 50, they took it for granted that the meeting would take place, although the place remained to be defined, since Economy was struggling to hold it in the Belgrano room of its ministry and thus play “at home” against opponents, while Massa agreed with the opposition to meet in Congress.

Massa and Morales, one for the ruling party and the other for the opposition, failed in their attempt to exchange views on the negotiation with the IMF
Massa and Morales, one for the ruling party and the other for the opposition, failed in their attempt to exchange views on the negotiation with the IMFDyN

Surprised by the security with which Morales spoke of an eventual and imminent presentation of the numbers for an agreement with the IMF, close to Guzmán they relativized the Jujuy’s affirmations. “Nor is there anything imminentWhat has happened in the last few weeks are the spreadsheets that come and go, as they have for two years, with the IMF technicians. We are in the discussion phase, with differences regarding the fiscal deficit”, they reiterated from the Palacio de Hacienda, from where they also disassociated Guzmán’s trip today with the President to San Juan for an announcement related to renewable energies.

Curiously, there he will meet, among others, the radical governor of Mendoza, Rodolfo Suarez, one of those who in theory was going to listen to the explanations of the Minister of Economy in Buenos Aires.

Beyond the discussions, the ruling party and the opposition agreed on something today: the meeting, in this format, will not be held now or in the coming weeks. “When the agreement returns to Congress, they will find out there,” they answered at the Casa Rosada while from Together for Change they also resigned themselves to the same scenario. For now, the meeting is far away.


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