Gabriela Cerruti was confirmed, finally, in charge of the presidential communication after several days of rumors and after the resignation of the journalist and writer from her bench as deputy. President Alberto Fernández published on his social networks an official video in which he confirms the arrival of Cerruti and highlights that it will be under a new figure of “spokesman“, with ministerial hierarchy.
Official information indicates that the Presidential Management Communication Unit was created to institutionalize the figure of “spokesperson”, which the President highlighted as “a new figure that I have taken from some European democracies.” “With his experience we seek to contribute to a democratic public communication and a global conversation according to the new times“says the institutional video with the first images of the journalist in the presidential office.
“The Spokesperson will communicate information, data, announcements, but also the ideas and the direction of the Government as a whole,” added Fernández, via Twitter.. He also explained that Cerruti will be in charge of combating “rumors and false news that do so much damage to democratic communication.”
In the midst of the versions about his arrival to the Government team, Cerruti resigned on Wednesday from his bench as national deputy of the Frente de Todos for the City of Buenos Aires. The writer and feminist activist had assumed her seat in the Lower House after the 2017 elections and was ending her term at the end of the year, without the possibility of renewing it, since it did not enter as a candidate in the lists that will compete in November.
On Wednesday it was learned that the journalist -author of the renowned book “El Pibe”, a profile of Mauricio Macri before his arrival at the Casa Rosada- She would be replaced on her bench by the current vice president of Enacom, Gustavo López. However, from Casa Rosada they still did not confirm if he would occupy a hierarchical position and only anticipated that he would work in the Communication area.
Now, with the confirmation of the creation of a “spokesperson” figure, the Government seeks to strengthen the figure of the presidential spokesperson. after the disputed departure of Juan Pablo Biondi, who had to present his “unwavering” resignation in mid-September after the electoral defeat in the PASO and a harsh public criticism of the vice president, Cristina Kirchner. Instead, with the same functions, he assumed Juan Ross.