Javier Milei and Patricia Bullrich
As part of the agreements reached in the “Acassuso pact”, Patricia Bullrich accepted Javier Milei’s offer to return to lead the Ministry of Security from December 10.
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The former presidential candidate had said that she did not want to return, but finally decided to do so based on the need to strengthen the political alliance with La Libertad Avanza, which had entered into a nebula due to the absence of proposals to macristas and bullrichistas to join the cabinet. .
With Macri traveling in Saudi Arabia, although in permanent telephone contact, the negotiations between libertarians and PRO “hawks” entered a new phase of definitions.
Javier Milei, Mauricio Macri and Patricia Bullrich, in the first meeting together after the victory of the libertarian in the runoff
In itself, Luis “Toto” Caputo, former Secretary of Finance and former head of the Central Bank during Macri’s administration, is Milei’s main candidate for the Ministry of Economy, while Omar Yasin, a PRO labor lawyer who advised Bullrich and was an official of Jorge Triaca, is mentioned as the possible Secretary of Labor within the Ministry of Human Capital.
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“If they offer it to me and tell me that there is no other alternative, well, I accept it,” said Bullrich in statements to the TN signal, although he clarified: “Formally, no one proposed anything to me face to face.” And he added: “I don’t think that’s a debate, whether they offer me or not. The important thing is to see how government and governance are constituted. “Those are the important topics to discuss.”
The head of the PRO admitted that she rejects the possible merger of Security and Defense, as promoted by some sectors of La Libertad Avanza close to the elected vice president, Victoria Villarruel.
Patricia Bullrich and Luis Petri, who sounds like a possible Minister of Defense
Bullrich’s return to Seguridad not only confirms the importance that Milei gives to his pact with the PRO leaders but will surely cause repercussions in the party that Macri founded and in Together for Change, where they warned that a co-government of the libertarian with the former president and the party leader will formalize the rupture that occurred in the opposition coalition after the general elections.
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Bullrich was Minister of Security between 2015 and 2019, and now she will have another opportunity to pilot a hot area in which she stood out during the Cambiemos government. Luis Petri, his running mate, sounds like a possible Minister of Defense, but is still subject to negotiations led by Milei’s designated Chief of Staff, Nicolás Posse, who in the last few hours is piloting negotiations of all kinds together with the future minister. of the Interior, Guillermo Francos.
Nicolás Posse and Luis Caputo, another close friend of Mauricio Macri who could end up in Javier Milei’s cabinet
Macri and Bullrich had a secret meeting with Milei two days after the general elections, which led to the JxC candidate’s support for the libertarian for the runoff, a position that the former president made explicit a few days later. At all times they denied that there had been any talk of charges, but PRO sources assured that the possibility of a co-government was present if the La Libertad Avanza candidate reached the Casa Rosada. “Come, I’m alone,” was Milei’s phrase that ended up sealing the pact in the former president’s house, in the Buenos Aires town of Acassuso.
Milei’s offer to Bullrich crowns a reconciliation that occurred in that meeting at Macri’s house. Until then, in the campaign, the libertarian had accused her JxC rival of being a “murderer and bomb thrower,” accusations that she later said goodbye to when they signed her agreement.