the fight by Javier Milei the DNU remains open to Congress. The Union for the Homeland of the Senate recently failed in its attempt to convene to reverse the order: the bloc asked to convene a session, but Vice President Victoria Villarruel refused.
“Kirchnerism must understand that there is a change in time. Argentines have chosen a path. And The agenda of the Senate is no longer dictated by Kirchnerismbut the dialogue and participation of all the senators,” he said.
But the truth is that Villarruel and the Peronist bench are in a situation unprecedented technical draw. The officer cannot continue to declare the president’s order valid and the UxP cannot continue its attempt to declare it invalid.
The problem for both is the same: neither has, now, the votes it needs for political strategy.
The officer INVESTIGATIONS In recent weeks in the dialogue opposition blocs there is a desire to approve DNU on campus. No echo found.
There are sectors of the opposition that are willing to cooperate with the Government, but not at the cost of burning for an order which they questioned as soon as it was known and which, they understood, enhanced the legislative powers.
La Libertad Avanza has only 7 senators in the Senate. need to fish 30 in other blocks to have a quorum and be able to meet.
If this is achieved, the majority approves it and the DNU is valid. To fail, the order must be rejected by both houses of Congress, something that has never happened until now.
Last Thursday, the UxP bench asked Villarruel to call a session to discuss the DNU. Under the argument that the regulations of the Senate enable him as the president of the upper house to set the date and time of the session, Villarruel did not call.
“We asked the vice president Don’t close the Senatehe should immediately call DNU for treatment,” said the head of the bank, Jose Mayans. The decision of the bench is to request to meet every week from now. This week they will do it again.
All of the columns?
Although there were some absent from the meeting last Thursday, in the block led by José Mayans and the Cristinista Juliana Di Tullio They assured that their 33 senators encolumnados in a position to vote against Milei’s order.
But speculation has arisen in recent days about what the senators will do to answer the governor of Santiago del Estero, Gerardo Zamoraand from Catarmarca Raúl Jalil. More: in a parliamentary setting created a surprise that last Friday a deputy from the Santiago scheme had not there in the vote on the Omnibus Law.
If it actually has 33 senators, the UxP bench needs another 4 senators to meet. In Kirchnerism they are not clear, but They indicated that they might be close to having that number.
This is one of the reasons, beyond the argument that they will not allow Kirchnerism to carry out their agenda, because Villarruel decided not to call the session that they requested. At the open end, ran the risk of facing a great political defeat.
Another reason why he did not call a meeting was because doing so meant be exposed to politics of the opposition senators in the dialogue that asked the public. What could it be? ¿They criticize on TV then when you want to talk about a session they don’t come down?
Senators from the opposition blocs, however, accused their fellow Peronists of trying to expose them. “Why do they ask for a session if they don’t have a number? To let the public know who attended the session and who didn’t. There are a number of us who are against the DNU but we cannot use the strategy of Kirchnerism,” said a member of an opposition bloc.
In addition. A senator from another party maintained that UxP requested the session “just to look good to the CGT. From the beginning they knew they didn’t have the number. “
The Federal Unity bloc, made up of dissident Peronists Alejandra Vigor, Edgardo Kueder y Carlos Espinolais currently working on drafting a note addressed to the Senate Presidency to request that he call a session to discuss a series of issues, from the entry and exit of troops from the country to reform of the DNU law and the Milei megadecree.
They will not put the date and time on their note because they understand that it is a faculty of Villarruel, but they will request that it “brief”. Kueider, for example, has already been described “unconstitutional“the order of the President.
The ruling party defines a strategy
At the same time, the ruling party is looking for a way to prevent DNU from reaching the place at some point. Last week, through a statement, the La Libertad Avanza bloc in the upper house asked the Chamber of Deputies to “as soon as possible” appointing its members to the bicameral Legislative Procedure, the commission that deals with the validity of the president’s orders.
Its formation has been blocked since December. 8 senators have been named to comprise it, but the Deputies must also do so. The strange thing about the LLA statement is that the president of the lower house is also a libertarian, the Riojan Martin Menem.
One of the strategies applied by the ruling party is to prioritize the bicameral treatment of the “more than 100 decrees” that were implemented and signed by Alberto Fernandez. Later it was Milei’s turn.
An idea they are also exploring in the LLA is to take up a bill presented in December by radical senators. Carolina Losada. Their initiative consists of treating the same content of the megadecree as a mirror law.
Although some articles were suspended by the Justice, many of the changes in DNU by Javier Milei is and will remain enforced unless both houses of Congress declare it invalid.