In the important hours of negotiations between the ruling party and the opponents of the dialogue for the omnibus law, the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos, considered this Sunday that they were were close to closing a deal that sealed the support of these sectors for the reform of the State of Javier Milei.
Asked in the dialogue on Radio Rivadavia if the Government and the opposition are close to an agreement for changes to the law, he answered: “I think so, We are moving forward; of course, there are differences. ”
In this sense, he added: “I am optimistic because we have agreed on many aspects of the law. “I don’t see that there is an insurmountable obstacle to the advancement of majority rule.”
“We are talking to blocs that support the government’s general policy, and we are reconciling a series of aspects that do not deviate from the structure of the government’s proposal,” said Francos, as negotiations continue.
The minister believes that the national administration intends to “pass the law this week” in the Chamber of Deputies to “then pass” to the Senate.
“Once we have a majority opinion, with that, we guarantee that the number will be there. But we will still wait for that opinion to be signed. I am optimistic because we have already agreed on many aspects of the law,” he explained regarding the meeting that the leaders of the government held with the presidents of the opposition blocs last week.
Regarding Javier Milei’s request for legal approval, he is reviewing that the president is “impatient” for his punishment because “he feels that every day that passes is a day lost to creating this change in Argentina.”
Regarding Milei’s trip to the Global Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he confided that there he found “a very favorable reaction to the guidelines followed by the government” and emphasized that the approval of the law “is in the interest of foreign investors.” of the country that sees Argentina as a good opportunity.”.
“Everyone is asking when the law will be approved. The expectations of the world are extraordinary, as never before, about the possibilities offered by Argentina. The world is waiting for us to put Argentina in a position to receive investment,” Francos observed.
He explained that the bill seeks to “deregulate, allow investment, and encourage the development of private activity” and assessed that “with more freedom, Argentina will be able to get out of this depression of productive and economic activity and that it should be a country where there is investment, development, and a lot of work.
Asked about what the governor of Santa Fe, Maximiliano Pullaro, said in anticipation of that does not go hand in hand with increasing constraints proposed for the project, he replied that the provincial leader “is very focused,” so he believes they will “reach an agreement.”
“The President is not in favor of restrictions; the crisis means he has to continue them,” the official said.
A message to CGT
The Minister of Interior also spoke about the CGT strike this Wednesday, considering that many Argentines are against this measure of force.
“Many people understand that Argentina needs to change and say ‘the same thing again; they put things on the wheel, facing each other’. We continue in the old way and need to think that Argentina is new,” he said.
For Francos, “there are many workers in the formal and informal systems who want to change the system.”
“Let them take the steps they want, but also imagine there are a lot of Argentines watching who want a change in the system,” he concluded.
Daniel Scioli, near a Secretariat
In another part of the interview, the Minister of the Interior did not rule out that Daniel Scioli would leave the Brazilian Embassy to take over as Secretary of Tourism, Environment, and Sports of the Government.
“Scioli plays a relevant role for Argentina in its relationship with Brazil, and because of his personality, he can fulfill this function (that of the secretary). little,” he emphasized.
For Francos, “Daniel Scioli has always been an asset for Argentina, occupying relevant positions.”
“I never rule out the possibility of having a political leader like Daniel Scioli in the government,” he stressed.