The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa, referred this Sunday to the negotiations led by the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) amid internal tensions over the complaint against Kristalina Georgieva. “Argentina has a clear position: to close a sustainable agreement according to its ability to pay,” he emphasized and said that this proposal should not be modified despite the scenario that the organization is going through.
«Argentina’s position is clear and should not be modified due to personal or internal IMF issues«, Emphasized the head of the Renewing Front in statements to ‘The End of the Metaphor’ on Radio 10, although he immediately sought to emphasize that the economic team is free to direct the process:” I am very respectful. ” However, he was encouraged to point out that the ruling party intends to reach an agreement “that can be fulfilled and allows us to pay growing.” “We do not want to hang ourselves and deceive ourselves that it puts us in a situation like today in five years,” he insisted.
Last Thursday, Sergio Massa He participated in a forum of international parliaments of the G20 and provided details of the draft agreement that the Government intends to close with the Fund. «We need to extend the deadlines to meet the debt payments and the application of lower rates under the current circumstances of sanitary and ecological stress. At the same time, it is necessary to rethink the credit rating system«, It manifested.
In the next few hours, Minister Guzmán will leave for Washington where he will meet face to face with Georgieva and will participate next Wednesday in the G20 summit where he will propose the reduction of interest surcharges that the IMF charges to exceptional loans and that increase the cost of the credit that the country took during the administration of Mauricio Macri. President Alberto Fernández was confident that the agreement to reschedule the 45 billion dollar debt will be closed with a new scheme of lower interest rates.
The opposition and the failed session
On the other hand, he referred to the last session of Deputies that had to be lifted due to lack of a quorum on the part of the opposition. «The agenda had a broad consensus in committees. The electoral processes make positions that have more to do with showing society that there is no understanding than with the underlying issues, “he questioned about the decision of Juntos por el Cambio not to go down to the precinct and remarked that he proposed to the President to convene a meeting with this sector in the month of November.
Regarding the opposition, he understood that within JxC a path of unity does not open behind the figure of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta as president in 2023. “I do not perceive that Gerardo Morales and Alfredo Cornejo, or Alfredo Cornejo, have the same point of view in the opposition between Rodríguez Larreta and Patricia Bullrich, ”he stated and responded to criticism about the battery of measures promoted after the overwhelming defeat in the PASO.
“There are two situations that force us to take action. The first has to do with a different stage in health terms, we are obliged to reactivate with full force the engines of the economy and the reactivation of income. Secondly, what there is in any case, is a learning by the Government from the message of the ballot box, “he added.