Maximiliano Pullaro and Rogelio Frigerio, elected governors of Santa Fe and Entre Ríos, led the first joint meeting with their respective teams
Maximiliano Pullaro and Rogelio Frigerio, elected governors of Santa Fe and Entre Ríos, led the first joint meeting with their respective teams this Wednesday in Paraná. There they agreed that the provincial leaders will be in charge of maintaining the unity of Together for Change and that, in addition, they must accompany Javier Milei, but without co-governing.
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“Our coalition is very united and we, as part of the 11 Juntos governors, are going to guarantee that unity. We believe that in this time of so much difficulty and uncertainty in Argentina, the unity of an alternative force like Together for Change is very important and we have to sustain it,” said Frigerio when asked by Infobae.
“For us it is central, and that is why we will make every effort, that Together for Change remains alive and vigorous. It is a force that defends the Republic,” Pullaro pointed out when faced with the same question.
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“We are going to accompany President Milei in what we understand is correct. Our force plays a central role: accompanying the change that was voted in many places in the country, but in the role of opponents because our government program was different,” defined the man from Santa Fe. Then, he evaluated that the provincial governments of Juntos represent “the change that was also seen in the national order.”
“We believe that this defense of unity will allow the defense of the interests of our provinces in a better way. That is why they voted for us and we are willing to honor that mandate,” the next Entre Ríos president expressed on his side.
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Pullaro, along these lines, highlighted: “We are going to work to strengthen our coalition. We do not co-govern. Yes, we accompany some officials that the national government needs, which is ultimately a contribution to the Republic because it occurs in personal terms, not collective terms or as a political coalition.”
Maximiliano Pullaro and Rogelio Frigerio gave a conference
Later, the elected governor of Entre Ríos assessed that there will be “many elements” to work together with Córdoba. Unlike the other two members of the Central Region, the Mediterranean province is governed by a Justicialist, Martín Llaryola, whom they plan to add to the conclave. Frigerio announced that in the coming days he will meet the man from Córdoba in a one-on-one match.
The leaders of these three provinces could put between 15 and 18 deputies and 5 national senators on the negotiating table with President Javier Milei.
The meeting point between the states of the Central Region will be the work in the national Congress, Frigerio understood. That’s where Milei will need to unlock his reform program. With Córdoba “we have more things that unite us than those that separate us. The (joint) legislative work will exist and probably also with other blocks that represent other provinces,” he asserted.
“We are people of dialogue. We are people who in our political life have opted for the search for consensus. And today we are not going to change our essence,” he defined.
“With Córdoba we are going to carry out a common institutional and political agenda, related to the defense of our region. There are many similarities in the problems and in the views we have,” Pullaro said for his part.
Then, he announced: “We are going to talk a lot about this reality that our country has. There is a President who won with great popular support (but) who has low legislative support and (where) the majority of the governors belong to two political coalitions that are not his.”
Both celebrated the incorporation of Patricia Bullrich in the Ministry of Security and Luis Petri in Defense. Pullaro took the opportunity to demand that the Nation sanction the demolition law so that the Air Force can attack unauthorized flights and for the Army to take charge of border security to free the Gendarmerie and the Prefecture from that task.
“We are going to work to strengthen our coalition,” said Pullaro.
The agenda of issues between Frigerio and Pullaro and their cabinets touched on many topics, some of them considered “strategic”, where there will be a joint action plan. The first of them will be the defense of federalism.
With a presentation by the officials, the meeting that took place from 4 p.m. in a hotel on the Paraná coast, addressed policies on work, security, drug trafficking, education, the environment and production, among others.
One of the key issues was the Paraná – Paraguay Waterway. With criticism of the national administration that is ending, they demanded to have a “voice and vote” in the design of a policy that takes the water system as a regional development scheme.
They also revived the idea of building a railway bridge between both provincial capitals (Paraná and Santa Fe), an initiative that was considered at the end of Cristina Kirchner’s second term and in the first stage of Mauricio Macri’s government, but that never went further. of the plan papers.