The blackout on Tuesday in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) left more than 700,000 users without electricity and brought with it an old debate that transcends national political history. The discussion around “with which government there were more cuts”, “who is more pro-court”, between Kirchnerism and Macrismo. Two graphs released in the last hours indicate that both the policies of Néstor and Cristina Kirchner and Mauricio Macri in energy matters would go hand in hand.
In this sense, the La Nación + journalist, Guillermo Laborda, brought up two reports showing the number of power outages in one administration and the other. “It is unfortunate that instead of trying to help those who remain with electricity supply cuts, look back,” the journalist launched, clearly alluding to the discussion between former president Macri and the presidential spokesperson, Gabriela Cerruti, in the social network Twitter.
Next, he displayed two graphs on power outages for Edenor users. The first of them, published by the economist Fernando Marull, which shows the evolution of service interruptions from 2002 to 2021. In it, it can be seen that the largest number of cuts is seen in 2015, last of Cristina’s second presidency, with 33 interruptions per hour. While during Macri, the number was high, beyond the decline compared to the previous management.
“Kirchnerism and cuts go hand in hand because in the government of Nestor, then Cristina, from 2007 to 2011 reaches the peak. Later, with the Macri rate and a little more investments they are reduced, but then later they rebound “, said Laborda, while the host of the newscast on duty, Hugo Macchiaveli, added:” How Kirchnerism is also pro -cuts”.