The Front of All was involved in recent days in a strong controversy after the video that circulated on social networks where the owner of the Pami, takena Volnovich, from holidays at Caribe with his partner, who is the second of the institution. Consequently, one of the main questions was what position the Government would take with regard to the civil servant.
In the usual press conference on Thursdays, the journalist from Radio Miter, Rodrigo Alegre, asked the official spokesperson, Gabriela Cerrutti, if the ruling party evaluated asking Volnovich to resign, but the former deputy limited herself to saying that “the vacations of the officials correspond to another conversation that I have already answered more than once.”
However, the question did not end there, since, later, Ignacio Ortelli of the Clarín newspaper, again asked Cerrutti about the same subject, but this time the tone was different. “The question from a colleague from Radio Miter about whether the Government is going to ask Luana Volnovich to resign” remained unanswered, “he remarked, and without keeping anything to himself, he indicated that” it is yes or no, the answer is easy.
Without giving her arm to twist, the Government spokeswoman maintained the same line and replied: “No comment” to which the communicator retorted: “That’s the answer, perfect.” Beyond Cerruti’s firm stance in not answering on this issue, there is discomfort in the Casa Rosada over the decision of the head of Pami to vacation outside of Argentina.
Doors inside: tension in the Casa Rosada due to Volnovich’s trip to the Caribbean
In the government coalition, according to officials from the Casa Rosada told NA, Volnovich’s decision “did not sit well” with the president, because the official did not communicate the decision to him before taking it. However, they announced that the head of Pami will not receive any sanction, since, in the Frente de Todos, they consider that she is a leader “with great capacity” to carry out the tasks assigned to her.
Beyond clarifying that “there never was” a direct order by Alberto Fernández for the ministers not to go abroad, they emphasized that “it is common sense” because “the logical thing was for officials to prioritize tourist destinations local”. That is why they defined the destination chosen by Volnovich for vacationing as “an imprudence, a bad decision.”
Volnovich was not the only one: another government official also vacationed abroad
Volnovich is not the only member of Alberto Fernández’s administration who decided to vacation outside the country. The Minister of Housing, Jorge Ferraresi, as reported by El Intransigente, also chose a destination abroad. The former mayor of Avellaneda traveled to Cuba, but according to NA, unlike what happened with Volnovich, in this case the president, Alberto Fernández, knew in advance of the official’s decision. Both Ferraresi’s vacations and those of the head of Pami are given after the request of the Head of State to the members of his Government to vacation within Argentina.