Alberto Fernández

This noon, eight ministers of the president’s cabinet Alberto Fernandez submitted their resignation. Most of them are linked to The field. Quickly, they denounced that a «kind of institutional self-coup«. For now, it was not confirmed if these requests were accepted, nor was any comment heard from the head of state, or the vice president of the nation, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. What is known is that the national president is experiencing one of his most difficult moments.

«This kind of internal institutional coup for Cristina puts Alberto in a vital moment: he breaks and assumes the consequences or subordinates himself in an official way. Peronism in a state of decomposition, “said journalist Javier Lanari on his Twitter account. What was pointed out by the political panelist is what is debated on the networks. “If a minister conditions you, how can you give him orders in the future,” said television host Paulino Rodrígues. The President of the Nation is in that dilemma.

This afternoon, the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” De Pedro, presented his resignation today, which generated a strong crisis within the government headed by Fernández. “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 is by putting my resignation at his disposal,” said the official today in a statement that was released in the media.

De Pedro’s determination was joined by his colleagues from Justice Martín Soria and from Science and Technology, Roberto Salvarezza, from Culture, Tristán Bauer. In addition, other officials such as Luana Volnovich, from PAMI, Fernanda Raverta, from Anses, and Pablo Ceriani, from Aerolineas Argentinas, also resigned. This afternoon, at 5:30 p.m., at the headquarters of the Frente Renovador, Sergio Massa and his representatives will meet in Alberto Fernández’s team. Among them should be mentioned Alexis Guerrera (Transportation). So there could be new resignations in the next few hours.

It is important to note that the ministers “submitted” their resignations, so the President may or may not accept them. But, as the television host states, with what determination Alberto Fernández is going to face the day after. So far, the president did not say if he will make a resolution regarding these requests. The defeat of the Frente de Todos in PASO 2021 deeply penetrated the ruling party. Despite Fernández’s attempts at a makeover with some acts, the situation remains tense. In the coming days, the situation is expected to become even more tense.

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