The journalist and writer Gabriela Cerruti resigned her seat as a national deputy of the Frente de Todos for the City of Buenos Aires. With that decision, everything seems to indicate that the now ex-legislator will work in the Communication area of the Presidency of the Nation, which incorporated Juan Ross as Secretary of the area, after the departure of Juan Pablo Biondi, who had submitted his “indeclinable” resignation to mid-September after the electoral defeat in the PASO and a harsh public criticism of the vice president, Cristina Kirchner.
Cerruti assumed his seat in the lower house after the 2017 elections and ended his term at the end of the year, without the possibility of renewing it. The journalist – author of the renowned book “El Pibe”, a profile of Mauricio Macri before his arrival at the Casa Rosada – will be replaced on her bench by the current vice president of Enacom, Gustavo López.
The government assures that Cerruti “will help in the area of communication”, although without being a spokesperson for Alberto Fernández. Sources from Casa Rosada clarified that “the Secretariat” coordinated by Ross is not going to change and highlighted the relationship between Cerrutti and the President.
For example, after the controversy generated by the crossing on social networks between the Minister of Security, Aníbal Fernández, and the cartoonist Nik, Cerruti came out to defend the position of the national government. “Aníbal Fernández’s tweet was a mistake and the minister himself came out to apologize. Sometimes there is excess confidence and we forget that Chicanas from a place of power are delicate. It was not a threat: it was an inappropriate tone,” he said in dialogue with Radio with you.
Cerruti said he understood the feeling of harassment expressed by the cartoonist, but asked not to “give so much room to social networks.” “The global conversation cannot go through this fact, we have other very serious issues to deal with. Social networks broke the border of formality in political communication,” he analyzed.
In turn, in dialogue with Radio 10, Cerruti pointed out that it should be tried “not to use every unforced error to make a spiral of violence and think about how important it is to move the country forward” and referred to the rumors about his new position: “Today I am deputy and everything I can do to help I am going to do it because I trust this political project, but step by step. ” On Wednesday afternoon, that situation changed.