Monday, March 4, 2024

Senate radicals tied for seats | The UCR did not resign from Senate leadership positions

Far from “putting up obstacles”, or wanting to complicate the incoming president Javier Milei and his vice president Victoria Villarruel, in the National Senate all the Kirchnerist representatives resigned from their positions today Thursday: the temporary president of the senate Claudia Ledesma Abdala did. therefore, as well as Marcelo Fuentes, parliamentary secretary and María Luz Alonso, administrative secretary. In this way, the elected vice president, Victoria Villarruel, can choose, according to the blocks, the new authorities. Of course, from the leadership of the body they emphasize that those who are tied to the chair, however, are the radicals.

Senator Carolina Losada, who is still in the line of succession after Abdala, did not resign from the position, which is customary when the government changes, and remained the highest authority in the Senate. Nor the Parliamentary Pro-Secretary Juan Pedro Tunessi, the radical who actually stood in the place of Fuentes. They also need to step aside and they don’t.

Contrary to the rumors that have also spread these days – and with the same purpose of making a smooth transition and collaboration with La Libertad Avanza -, those around Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner have assured that she will participate in the passing ceremony. National Congress with President Alberto Fernández.

“All the accusations against Kirchnerism in the end did not happen and those who remained in office – which are illegitimate because their mandates ended – are the radicals,” they explained close to the vice president, adding that “there is a negative which is characteristic of us and they are always wrong.

The person designated to occupy the position of provisional president of the Senate, as defined by La Libertad Avanza, is the senator of Formosa, Francisco Paoltroni, who was sworn in this Thursday. Paolotroni could not take that place because the session was only for the swearing-in and for the corresponding resignations to be presented, which had already been accepted.

Once Villarruel takes office as president of the Senate this Sunday, he will have the possibility to call a preparatory session to fill the necessary positions, which, in general, will only be held in February high house Since Milei said that he will convene extraordinary sessions, Villarruel should convene the body to appoint authorities and commissions. Currently, the temporary presidency of the Senate and the Parliamentary and Administrative Secretariat are occupied “de facto” by radicalism.

By the end of November the vice president had established his position. In a tweet he showed that during the dinner with the senators of Unión por la Patria he said, paraphrasing the president-elect: “enough of the operations of the hidden microphones of that ‘Kirchnerism’ or ‘Cristina’ – otherwise … – want to stay with the authorities of the Senate. I still think exactly the same thing as always: the Provisional Presidency of the Senate and the Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies are equivalent to a representative of La Libertad Avanza, a political force that, by a large majority, in the runoff “On November 19, he obtained popular representation to serve as head of the Executive Branch.”

Along these lines, he recalled that in 2015, after the FPV lost in the runoff, he maintained that the line of succession of the Executive branch should be respected even if Cambiemos – the winner of that election – did not have the necessary majorities , because It. will happen today in La Libertad Avanza. This is how Federico Pinedo took over as Provisional President of the Senate and Emilio Monzó as President of the Chamber of Deputies. “I have always done the respect for the popular will, for the institutions and for my own integration, a political practice that I do not intend to leave for anything or anyone,” he said.

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