The Ministers of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” de Pedro, of Justice Martín Soria and of Science and Technology, Roberto Salvarezza, of Culture, Tristán Bauer, together with the head of PAMI, Luana Volnovich and that of ANSES, Fernanda Raverta, made available of President Alberto Fernández his resignations as a result of the harsh electoral defeat suffered by the ruling party in the Primary elections
They are all officials who report to the Vice President, Cristina Kirchner.
As the minutes passed, the Minister of the Environment, Juan Cabandié, and the head of Aerolineas Argentinas, Pablo Ceriani, joined. Meanwhile, ministers such as Jorge Ferraresi, from Habitat; Gabriel Katopodis, from Public Works; and Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, from Women, Gender and Diversity, indicated that on Monday they made their resignations available but not formally.
The move joins other similar gestures in the governments of the province of Buenos Aires and Santa Cruz, also managed by Kirchner governors, which took place at the beginning of the week, a few hours after the defeat in the PASO.
On Monday Alicia Kirchner asked her officials to make the resignation available and this Wednesday the Buenos Aires Minister of Government, Teresa García, reported that the entire Cabinet presented the resignation to Governor Axel Kicillof.
Pedro’s “Wado” letter
The letter presented by Eduardo “Wado” De Pedro
“I am hereby motivated to put at your disposal my resignation from the position of Minister of the Interior of the Nation with which I have been honored since December 10, 2019,” wrote “Wado” De Pedro in a letter he sent to the President this noon .
The leader of La Cámpora addressed the Head of State and commented that “listening to his words on Sunday night where he raised the need to interpret the verdict expressed by the Argentine people, I have considered that the best way to collaborate with this task it is putting my resignation at your disposal ”.
According to sources from the Casa Rosada, “all the officials formally or informally informed the President that they have their positions.” That is, although they did not send a letter to Alberto Fernández, they let him know that they can step aside when he asks for it.
Alberto Fernández had shown himself with Santiago Cafiero as a way to support him in the face of rumors of his departure
Until yesterday, the President considered that the best way was to keep the Cabinet, at least, until the general elections of November 14. In line with that position, he supported, from the symbolic point of view, the continuity of the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, and the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, with whom he was shown at different events.
From Kirchnerism they asked for the heads of both in the short term. They considered that they were the two proper names that had to pay the defeat of Sunday. Cafiero as the representative of the government leadership and Guzmán as the person in charge of the economic measures, which were not enough to generate the support of society at the polls.
The massive movement of resignations seeks to generate a change effect in the Government in the face of the hard defeat suffered by the Frente de Todos at the polls. Movement that from the Casa Rosada they repeatedly denied, warning that it was not in the action plan to renew the Cabinet.
The letter that the head of PAMI, Fernanda Raverta, sent to the President
In parallel to the resignations, the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa, summoned the officials who respond to him at 5:30 p.m. at the headquarters of the Frente Renovador. There will be attended by the Minister of Transport, Alexis Guerrera; the head of AYSA, Malena Galmarini and other lower ranking officials.
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