National government officials, including several ministers, made resignations to their positions available to President Alberto Fernández, after the defeat suffered by the Frente de Todos (FdT) last Sunday, September 12, in the legislative primary elections.
Shortly after, the national deputy Fernanda Vallejos confirmed via Twitter that they also made their resignations available to the Minister of Science and Technology, Roberto Salvarezza; that of Justice, Martín Soria; that of Territorial Development and Habitat, Jorge Ferraresi; the director of PAMI, Luana Volnovich; the Executive Director of ANSES, Fernanda Raverta; and the Secretary of Internal Trade, Paula Español. Vallejos said that “it is a gesture that makes them great.”
Among other officials, the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Juan Cabandié; the president of the Matanza del Riachuelo Basin Authority (Acumar), Martín Sabbatella; and the president of Inadi, Victoria Donda. The Minister of Culture, Tristán Bauer, would be in the same situation.
In this regard, Ferraresi affirmed in radio statements that “by word of mouth, in one way or another, all the ministers presented their resignation. Some did it by word of mouth, others in writing. One has signed the resignation on the day he takes office.” He added that “if ‘Wado’ chose the written form today, we choose to present the resignation orally on the same Sunday or Monday. The difference is the shape. “
Meanwhile, sources close to Gabriel Katopodis, Minister of Public Works, confirmed to GO Noticias that the head of that portfolio presented his resignation to the President last Sunday, which was not accepted by Alberto Fernández. The same, as it transpired, would have happened with the Minister of Social Development, Juan Zabaleta and the Chief of Cabinet, Santiago Cafiero, also close to the Head of State.
In turn, it was learned that the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa, who sounds like a replacement for Cafiero at the helm, summoned all the officials of the Renovador Front to participate in a meeting that will take place this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. hours in the offices of the space that are in Avenida del Libertador. Among those summoned, would be the Minister of Transportation of the Nation, Alexis Guerrera, and the president of BICE, José Ignacio de Mendiguren.
Last Monday, Cafiero himself had ruled out possible changes in the Government. “The names are not under discussion today, the main thing is politics. What is important today are the public policy marches,” the official said 48 hours ago. However, during the afternoon of that Monday, the Chief of Staff received Claudio Moroni, Nicolás Trotta, Carla Vizzotti and Jorge Ferraresi, among other ministers, in his office.
Earlier, the Buenos Aires Minister of Government, Teresa García, admitted that both she and the provincial cabinet “made available” their resignations to Governor Axel Kicillof after the adverse results on Sunday.
Another case occurred in the province of Santa Cruz, where Governor Alicia Kirchner requested the resignation of her cabinet after the defeat of the candidate for national deputy of the Frente de Todos, Gustavo González.
The results of the elections last Sunday showed a tough defeat for the FdT throughout the country, with a negative result in 17 territories, including the province of Buenos Aires.