The Vice President of the Nation published a public letter in the midst of the crisis that the national Cabinet is going through as a consequence of the electoral slap that she suffered last Sunday in the PASO.
With harsh criticism of the management of the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, his vice president Cristina Kirchner requested this Thursday the change of his cabinet, after the electoral failure in the legislative primaries on Sunday that have plunged the government coalition into an acute crisis.
“Do you seriously believe that it is not necessary, after such a defeat, to publicly present the resignations and that the attitude of the officials to facilitate the President’s reorganization of his government is known?” Kirchner wrote in a public letter in the newspaper. that he criticized hierarchs who “screw themselves to armchairs.”
These statements come a day after five ministers considered close to Kirchner offered their resignation to Fernández, who for now has not accepted them.
Kirchner, leader of the center-left Peronism, said that in several meetings with the president during the last year he asked him for a change of course, especially in economic policy.
“I pointed out that I believed that a wrong fiscal adjustment policy was being carried out that was negatively impacting economic activity and, therefore, in society as a whole and that, undoubtedly, this was going to have electoral consequences,” he said. in the letter.
The ruling coalition Frente de Todos was hit hard by the result of Sunday’s primaries, in which it won just 31% of the votes at the national level, an unexpected result that showed a much broader rejection than expected.
By being a mandatory vote, the primaries become a kind of full-scale poll. In this case, the result makes the government fear for its majority in the Senate and removes the possibility of achieving it in the Chamber of Deputies.
In her letter, Kirchner, former president between 2007 and 2015, remarked that it was she who launched Fernández’s candidacy “with the conviction that it was the best for my country.”
“I only ask the President to honor that decision … but above all else, taking his words and convictions as well, which is more important than anything: to honor the will of the Argentine people,” he concluded.