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Tension in Argentina after the fall of Miles’s omnibus law

Crying Wall, who visited on Tuesday, did not give peace to Javier Milei. Hours after visiting the sacred site, the Argentine president hit the table and ordered the withdrawal of the omnibus law, which was approved in general last week but criticized by the opposition after the debate on the articles.

“Last night the caste celebrated,” he wrote on social networks in Jerusalem. This Wednesday he met with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, where he arrived with three hours of sleep.

“Today, the good Argentines are suffering the negative effects of their preference and passion for the lives of others. They are very similar to the animals that celebrated the default in 2001 and 2002,” added the president when commenting on a post where it is highlighted. that financial markets are punishing Argentina.

This Wednesday morning, before a group of Israeli businessmen, Milei tried to attack: “The political caste, as we call that group of criminals who want Argentina worse, began to cut down our law (…) King Midas turned everything he touched into gold: “Everything that the left hand touches becomes poverty.”

Milei attacked the “governors” without specifying their names. He blamed a group of governors for ordering their deputies to “dismember” his lavish Law on Bases and Starting Points for the Freedom of Argentines, which was presented in December and originally contained 664 articles spread over 351 pages. The text has been reduced to about a third, but it is still an important instrument of deregulation and liberalization of the Argentine economy, to which was also added the extensive Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) signed last December.

The Omnibus Law was approved by 144 votes to 109 on Thursday, but this Tuesday, the opposition part of the dialogue that supports the law in general opposes various articles, chaining a series of defeats in aspects that Milei considers non-negotiable. This led them to match the 99 representatives of Kirchner, who voted against the law in its entirety, and the blast of the president from Jerusalem.

The political environment is dense: most governors are deeply offended by the president, as are a good number of opposition lawmakers. Unsurprisingly, Milei liked a tweet in which the social democrat was ridiculed by the Radical Civic Union (UCR), which, despite their great differences, seeks to support the government: “Radicalism once again proves that they serve only as little prostitutes of Peronism.”

“It is clearly illogical to imagine that Congress and the governors will commit political suicide by giving the president extensive powers in all areas—economic, social, cultural—without any return, even the assurance that, at least, some of the income will come to their financial coffers,” wrote La Nación.

And now? There are doubts about whether Milei will deliver the speech given by the president every March 1 before the Legislative Assembly to inaugurate the period of ordinary sessions. And a direct appeal to the people emerged, bypassing “caste”: a useless popular consultation, but one that served the corner of the Parliament. In order to hold a plebiscite, both chambers of Congress must support the call.

“We are evaluating it,” the president’s spokesperson, Manuel Adorni, said this Wednesday. “We will not allow them to stop the future of Argentina.”

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