Javier Milei came out again with the top stoppers against the radicals who rejected his agreement with Mauricio Macri and Patricia Bullrich. He argued that “the neutral positions (taken by some leaders) favored Sergio Massa” and linked former presidents Raúl Alfonsín and Hipólito Irigoyen to “fascism.” On the other hand, he marked the field for the PRO leader: “The elimination of the Central Bank is not negotiated.”
“Those who do not want to be or know anything (with the agreement between La Libertad Avanza and the PRO) are those who want to be with Massa. They did not do it openly but in a veiled way, and they alone betrayed Mrs.
Milei’s new criticism of the UCR emerged in response to the latest statements by the head of that party, Gerardo Morales, Senator Martín Lousteau and Deputy Emiliano Yacobitti about the Bullrich agreement.
“I’m not going to waste time answering that man,” he said of Yacobitti and rejected the “fascist” label he gave him.
In this sense, the leader and representative of the LLA calls himself “liberal, nothing to do with fascist.” “The fascists,” he attacked, “say ‘everyone is within the State, no one is outside the State and no one is against the State.’ “That position is more similar to the UCR Irigoyen–Alfonsín line.”
In the same tone, he maintained that radicalism is “part of the problem and not the solution.” And eventually, he also rejected a possible agreement with the head of the government of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and the former governor María Eugenia Vidal.
With them, Milei emphasized, “there is no connection to ideas” because “they are people who follow left-wing or center-left ideas.” In addition, he continued, “it is very difficult to listen to them and not the same as what is present in Massa and Kirchnerism.”
Milei marks the field for Macri: “The expression of ‘change’ that he won is ours”
During an interview with Radio Mitre, Milei defended the agreement with Macri and said that the former president established contact between him and Bullrich: “President Macri took initiatives to bring the parties closer.”
This version destroys what was spread by the former president about the responsibility of Patricia Bullrich in the event.
“The idea was created on Sunday. The clearest signal was the talks, and on Tuesday night we decided to settle our differences,” said Milei and thanked them both for the “act of greatness and humility” that they have “unconditional cooperation” with the LLA. “I would have done the same if I hadn’t entered the runoff,” he vowed.
Of course, with thanks and all, he clarified that the agreement between the two parties is to express “unconditional support and not an agreement.” In other words, according to him, there is no negotiation on the conditions to seal the support, as revealed.
Based on the lack of conditions, he added, the LLA continues with the same proposals that were put on the table during the campaign, such as dollarization and the elimination of the Central Bank. “That is not the negotiation,” he pointed out in reference to the fate of the monetary authority.
On several occasions, Bullrich and Macri expressed themselves against this initiative and, as a counterproposal, they fought to give more independence to the BCRA. However, for Milei, that was not the case. “We have 90 percent coincidences and in others, differences. “I consider that the BCRA is a harmful institution that has only caused damage to Argentina.”
To negotiate with Bullrich and Macri, he added, is “fiscal adjustment in terms of adjusting public spending, deregulation of the economy, modernization of the labor market, opening of commerce.”
“On 90 percent of the agenda, we agree, but the declaration of ‘change’ that won is ours, so we will leave our mark on it,” he said to make it clear that he would win. make decisions, if elected president.