President Alberto Fernández take advantage of the celebration for Independence Day to receive representatives of the Group of Six, the CGT and the pro-government CTA for stage backing from both sectors to the Government in the final stretch of the debt renegotiation. In return, businessmen and unionists will seek insist before the first president to start define the post-pandemic agenda and discuss concrete measures to revive the economy. “I came here to end the serial haters. I do not come to install a unique speech, I know that there is diversity and I celebrate and encourage diversity. Diversity of all kinds, gender and ideological diversity, ”she said.
For the event on July 9, the President seated the businessmen around him, in front of a screen where you could see the 23 governors and the head of the Buenos Aires Government. Is it so Miguel Acevedo, President of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), Carolina Castro (UIA) Hector Daer, General Secretary of the CGT, Adelmo Gabbi, holder of the Stock Market, Eduardo Eurnekian, Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Services, Javier Bolzico, Association of Argentine Banks, Nestor Szczech, Argentine Chamber of Construction and Daniel Pelegrina, of the Argentine Rural Society. For unionism will go the co-owner of the CGT Héctor Daer, and the secretary general of the CTA official, Hugo Yasky, deputy of the Front of All.
“I promised that the Government, on December 10, would be the government of a president and 24 governors. We are united and working to face what we have to live, “said Fernández.
Suddenly, a tiny being, imperceptible to the human eye, appeared to each one of those governors who are watching on screen, and to the world, who took hundreds of thousands of people and, above all, made the foundations of the global economy
The support the president is seeking adds to what he got on Wednesday, through a virtual conference with governors. In the meeting it was achieved the support of the provincial leaders for the negotiations of the external debt and at the same time announced a package of measures such as the extension of the Emergency Family Income for the entire country, a new transfer of funds and assistance in the negotiation of the debt in dollars that the provinces have.
The series of meetings seeks to show a closed front in the face of what comes in the matter of renegotiating debt in foreign currency under international law. The last offer made by the Government last Sunday was rejected by the main debt holders. However, the rejection was far from being a door slam: “While we do not accept Argentina’s latest proposal, it is encouraging to provide a basis for constructive engagement. We are prepared to engage in discussions on modifications that can achieve a consensual restructuring, and we believe that a path to the complete resolution of the remaining problems is still possible, “said the largest funds.
Although the government insists that last Sunday’s was the final offer, Blackrock and the rest of the large funds that move as a block take the offer improvements for granted and sit down to wait for some more concession. The generalized support for the need to close the debt saga helps Alberto Fernández to cover himself in case he has to twist his arm and add some sweetener to the offer.
I promised that the Government, on December 10, would be the government of a president and 24 governors. We are united and working to face what we have to live
However, the members of the Group of Six and the CGT will seek to reinforce their arguments in favor of insulation is relaxed to allow a gradual normalization of tasks and prevent the economic crisis from deepening because, in addition to the damage of maintaining quarantine for productive activity and trade, the Government reduced since June the aid to pay half of the salaries of the companies that are in crisis through the ATP program.
These meetings have been functioning as a replacement for the Economic and social Council, whose launch the president announced the day he took office and which he reiterated a month ago to employers and unionists. In reality, the official intention is to move forward with the Council, which will be created by law, when the quarantine has been lifted and there are signs of economic stability. Meanwhile, he seeks the support of a small group of representatives.
Defense of quarantine
In his speech, Fernández capitalized on the presence of governors, businessmen and unionists to try to show unity in the face of decisions of preventive and compulsory social isolation. And he tried to give a signal forward regarding work with businessmen and unionists to alleviate the economic impact of the pandemic.
Tomorrow’s Argentina is also not built in the president’s office. We built it with all the people who are here. The women of industry, we have here one of the women of industry who is here, the men of the countryside, the men of finance
“We would have liked to see such a difficult time as that of December 2019. But Suddenly, a tiny being, imperceptible to the human eye, appeared to everyone, to each of those governors who are watching on the screen, and to the world, who took hundreds of thousands of people and, above all, made the foundations of the global economy“, said.
“We have this universal stir that is the pandemic. Seven months after coming to the Government, I rescued something that as a country we were able to do, we were all besieged by a virus and we all agreed that life and health had to be preserved before anything else. We all agreed, “he stressed.
“They recommended what the healers recommended in the Middle Ages: stay at home. And meanwhile we were putting in place a health system that was badly hit. Today we are calm, because we managed to ensure that no Argentine is left without the attention he deserves“He added. “When we succeed, it will not be the achievement of Alberto and his government, it will be the achievement of Argentina,” he added.
I came here to end the serial haters. I do not come to install a unique speech, I know that there is diversity and I celebrate and encourage diversity. Diversity of all kinds
Surrounded by representatives of companies and unions, he took the opportunity to refer to the economic impact of the pandemic.
“The Argentina of tomorrow is not built in the office of the President either. We built it with all the people who are here. The women of the industry, we have here one of the women of the industry who is here, the men of the field, the men of finance, “she commented, referring to the businessmen present
“That imperceptible virus, as Axel (Kicillof, governor of Buenos Aires) says, made the world markets tremble and in addition to taking many lives, took many companies. And in reconstruction we have to devise a fairer, more supportive system. Because we do not have to forget that we are in the most unequal continent”
“When all this is a little calmer we have to have a way out, we are already working with everyone who is here in the future (…) In that future, those who work have an essential role. I highly appreciate what Argentine unionism has done to cope with this present. I thank you for having understood the fragility of the moment, “he said, referring to the trade unionists present.
“I came here to end the serial haters. I do not come to install a unique speech, I know that there is diversity and I celebrate and encourage diversity. Diversity of all kinds, gender and ideological diversity ”, he concluded.
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