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How the rope was negotiated and tightened in Together for Change before the vote

“Máximo saved us”, laughs, now, a deputy of Together for Change. The discussion that was generated within the interblock – today an archipelago of 10 blocks – about whether or not they accepted the intermission room proposed by the Government was about to break them.

From outside the Delia Parodi room, where they locked themselves up to debate, shouts and other applause were heard at times. The opposition – which after the election seems to be immersed in a competition of which sector is “tougher” – was boiling.

The first to come out, with clouded faces, were the members of the Civic Coalition. “There were overflowing people, it was a piece of paper, we were not going to continue arguing in those terms. The discussion is not who is tougher, but more intelligent,” said a “lilito.”

His bloc had a unified position: instead of accepting the intermission, request the return of the project to committee, which is what was voted on.

They were already upset with the other blocks of Together because their original idea in front of the Budget was to abstain. However, they changed when they realized that other space companions were “negotiating” things for their provinces at the cost of their abstention. “Now we all vote against, and the one who negotiated that is exposed“, they retorted when they changed their mind.

When they returned to the venue, the discussions became visible. The PRO from Mendoza, Omar De Marchi, argued with the former head of the Chamber in times of Change, Emilio Monzó, heatedly, between gestures and gestures.

The more moderate wing believed that it should be given the tool requested by the ruling party and return the project to commission. A defeat with a possible way out in the future. In addition, they did not want the ruling party to be victimized or to blame them for hindering, which ended up happening anyway.

The toughest – who had already given a quorum against their will out of partisan obedience – wanted to vote against everything. Some even suggested that it was necessary to take advantage of the request that the President withdraw the Budget from Congress.

To this is added the radical internal, which was evidenced throughout the budget debate process. It was the debut of the UCR Evolution bloc, led by Rodrigo De Loredo from Cordoba, and on Friday the party elected the new president of the National Committee.

The candidate for president, the governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales, was in the spotlight if he got to vote as in other years together with the ruling party or made them “miss.”

“What are we going to do? Resolve the radical convention? Let’s start working,” explained Graciela Camano, claiming that time continued to pass and they did not reach any conclusion. “Because we are waiting for them to define whether they are hawks or doves”, She complained.

“There is no internal, the differences are debated and we are going to continue solving them. Let the society remain calm that we are all here together, with great responsibility,” replied Juan López (Coalition) in turn.

The truth is that when the voting time came, the differences were going to be reflected. But after Máximo Kirchner’s speech, which targeted the former Cambiemos officials, today deputies, due to their indebtedness, there was no longer any room for moderates. “If they spit in your face there is no way to sustain moderation,” acknowledges a former official.

All, in the end, ended up voting together the rejection of the return of the project to the commission and minutes later they voted against the Budget itself, which caused its downfall.

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