On Wednesdays -by own decision- Javier Milei He has to stay at the residence in Olivos, and today he made no exception, despite the fact that the expected and controversial session promoted by the Government to debate the Omnibus law, his core project and first milestone of his abilities to negotiate. The President followed the vital discussion, for the immediate political future of his management since the morning, accompanied by his sister Karina, through the reports of his advisors that kept him abreast of the changing count of wills. And it is not ruled out that some of them will either visit him or go to Parliament.
In parallel to the initial presentations of the deputies in the chamber, a climate of uncertainty prevailed between the headquarters of the Government and Olivos. “We don’t trust. We will see”, they said near the President. Although they estimate that the law will be approved in generalthey question in advance the fidelity of the allies and the governors on the axes that became controversial in recent days, after the intrigues of the last two weeks over withholdings and retirement mobility.
After noon, when the session was heating up after just two hours of discussion, the head of state published a spicy message to exhort the troops of allied deputies to support his initiative: “Today politics has the opportunity to begin to reverse the damage it has caused to the Argentine people,” he said from the X account of the President’s Office. It is the line that he had planned with his advisors in the face of the reluctance raised by the other parties, aimed at “exposing” them to public opinion as those responsible for the “continuity of the decline” of the country.
The President resolved to eliminate those differences with the removal of the entire fiscal chapter. Which, as was logical, generated even more disagreements, because it also erased collection tools for the dependent economies of the interior. And today, the most problematic points are privatizations (the opposition demands that each company go through Congress with its own law); the liquidation of Sustainability Guarantee Fund from the ANSES (the Government wants to transfer it to the Treasury, the governors use it to offset the debts of the provincial funds, the radicals do not want to transfer it at all); and the amount and type of delegated powers required for the Executive.
The Chief of Staff, Nicolas Posse, whose voice is not known in public but coordinates daily with Milei, did not actively participate in the efforts of the Executive to ensure consensus. Since yesterday he has been in the United States, where he traveled to inform the IMF about the direction of the economic adjustment plan and ensure the disbursements on which the IMF must decide today. boards of the organism. So the President received his reports from the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos and his advisor, Santiago Caputo, who were in their offices in Casa Rosada and could go to Congress later, although for now this option has not been decided.
Also at Balcarce 50 since the morning was the advisor and editor of the deregulation part of the Omnibus law, Federico Sturzenegger, along with his collaborator Lucas Llach. In the Nation they denied that they were working on table changes. “What was sent is what is voted on. There are no more possible modifications,” they said in Rosada.
The secretary of relations with Parliament also participated, Omar de Marchi, which has its operations center in an office outside the walls, in the downtown area. And the president of the Lower House, Martín Menem, who faces for the first time the coordination of a session where an Executive project is discussed (until now it had only been convened for the appointment of authorities).
Today Milei is not expected to visit the Casa Rosada at any time, but it is not ruled out that in the middle or towards the end of the legislative day one of his ministers will visit him in the presidential palace to evaluate the course of the debate in person. Only tomorrow she will return to Balcarce 50, where she will lead the Cabinet meeting in parallel to the continuity of the debate in Deputies, where tempers were heated from the start. In the morning, from one of the boxes they insulted the left-wing legislator, Myriam Bregman, to the point that Parliament security agents had to intervene. “The boos are not tolerable, let the word be respected, if this is not a soccer field,” the head of the Hacemos block, Miguel Pichetto, tried to order.