The crisis in the government coalition broke out after the PASO, but it had been brewing for a long time. It could be said from that act at the end of 2020 in the Single Stadium, in which Vice President Cristina Kirchner warned that “there are officials who do not work.”
Already in the campaign, although in the acts the ruling party sought to show unity, the differences on the direction of the Government inside, continued. In Kirchnerism, they were already pointing at two of President Alberto Fernández’s swords: the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, and the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán.
If the resignation requests had been made on Monday, it seemed logical after a tough defeat for the ruling party and more so in the “mother of all battles”, the province of Buenos Aires. But they are triggered three days later because the President did not do anything else during these hours, in different acts, of keeping his ministers questioned, mainly Cafiero and Guzmán, who this afternoon appeared sitting next to Alberto Fernández and talking about the steps to follow after the electoral defeat.
And then Kirchnerism went on the attack and asked all the officials aligned in the Instituto Patria to make their resignations available to them. A virtual fracture in the government coalition, although the President’s reaction is now expected, that is, if he gives in to the pressure of Kirchnerism or maintains the firm position of continuing with his work team. The two paths are very thorny.