The Senate of the Nation starts dealing this monday agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which already has half sanction in Deputies. The debate will take place in the middle of a Tense climate and internal fracture in the Front of Allalthough the spotlights rest on how the v will performdeputy president Cristina Kirchner after the hard kirchnerismo will reject the project in the Lower House. All the details of the legislative agenda.
According to the official schedule, it is expected that the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, and the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, will appear this Monday at 3:00 p.m. before the Budget Commission chaired by the senator of the ruling bloc Ricardo Guerra. Also invited to this meeting are the director of the Central Bank, Miguel Pesce, and the director of the General Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP), Mercedes Marcó del Pont, Télam said.
In the Senate, the bulk of the legislators respond to the Vice President of the Nation, so the movements of these parliamentarians – promoted by CFK – will be key to defining the future of the agreement. The head of the ruling bloc, José Mayans, confirmed last Friday that he met with Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and that he received instructions to give “rapid treatment” to the text approved by the Lower House.
However, he did not clearly state what position they will take inside the room on the day of the discussion, although he opened the umbrella to a hypothetical rejection of some legislators. On the one hand, the head of the senators of the FdT explained that the scenario in the Upper House “is very similar” to that of Deputies and maintained that the position of the ruling party is to “respect the decision” made by each legislator.
Albertismo and Together for Change will support the agreement with the IMF
On the contrary, the sector of the government block most aligned with President Alberto Fernández has already confirmed its support for the agreement «The truth is that we have no other alternative than to reach an agreement with the IMF. The vast majority of us are going to accompany the President, we are not going to have any big problems”, MP Pablo Yedlin estimated last Friday in statements to FM Milenium.
For the Tucuman legislator, the debate will take place “normally” and he estimated that he does not believe that it will be necessary to “modify the text” because, if it is changed, it should return to the Deputies. Likewise, the senator recognized that the division of the vote in the block “is a risk that the FdT runs, after the vote in Deputies”, where he considered that “dialogue was lacking” within the bench.
Meanwhile, from the opposition they questioned “there has been very little communication” and “a lot of secrecy” around the discussion and pointed out that when they wanted to discuss the issue with their peers from the ruling party they have “had little echo.” However, in tune with what happened in Deputies, Together for Change would accompany the project to prevent Argentina from going into default.
How will the treatment be in the Senate?
After the approval in Deputies, according to the regulations of the Senate and after the issuance of an opinion, seven days should be waited for the call to session. However, the intention is to agree between the blocks that the debate takes place before Friday. In principle, the idea is that tomorrow an opinion is issued in committee.