President Alberto Fernández spoke with a YouTuber this Sunday, April 2, and explained that Argentina is “an independent country and has the right to associate with whoever it deems appropriate” for its interests. and assured that his “enemy is not the comrades of the Frente de Todos (FdT) but macrismo, the recalcitrant right.”
In addition, he asserted that the Frente de Todos has “concern for the weakest sectors of society. Cristina (Kirchner) said that politics is representation of interests and we represent the middle class and the impoverished sectors of Argentina, we do not want to represent to the financial world, to the banks, to the de facto power of Argentina”.
In statements to the YouTube channel “The Rebord Method”, the President also highlighted that the recent meeting with his United States counterpart Joe Biden “was a good, much-needed, unusual meeting, which had something different, in which he dedicated a time to talk with me and a lot of time to sit the staff of your Government with the staff of my Government”.
“For an hour and a half we raised the doubts we had; he is very affectionate, he allowed us to have a good chat and we talked about how the United States can help Argentina. He understands what is happening to me because the same thing happened to him and He reminds me every time he sees me,” he said.
He added that “he is clear about the similarities between (Mauricio) Macri and (Donald) Trump, the link they have; he understands that the debt that Argentina has was a decision by Trump to favor his friend Macri. We have to make the debt, that was taken for political reasons, has the lowest possible cost for Argentine society, as we did when we signed the agreement”.
“He gave instructions in front of us so that our problems are addressed; we have a complicated 2023 due to the drought, we have to get through this year and for that we need help from credit funds,” he added.
Faced with the criticism received from various sectors, especially from the opposition, he maintained that “we are an independent country and we have the right to link up with whoever we deem convenient for Argentina.”
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Regarding his political present and future, he maintained that “one day Cristina told me ‘it has to be you (the candidate for President) because the chances of me winning are not absolute and if I win they won’t let me govern and you could build dialogue with everyone: we talked about it for three days”.
“It is an enormous honor to be President. I am going to finish this mandate with the peace of mind of having left everything of myself and with the honor of having been the President of the Argentine people. I have enormous affection for this town; if they had told me ‘I chose four years to be President’, he did not choose them. They were four terrible years, it is the sum of the IMF, Macri’s debt, the 54% inflation he left behind, the pandemic, the drought, the war,” he added. “It is something that happens to humanity for the most part, it is a difficult time for humanity in which I had to govern,” he expanded.
He also maintained that the opposition “for years tried to get me to ‘hand over’ Cristina, but they don’t know me, because I would never do that, because Cristina doesn’t deserve it.” –
“Politics is the art of managing reality. Peronists operate on reality within the system of the Rule of Law. Some comrades think that we are making the revolution but we are reformists. Peronism always respected democracy and changed many laws in favor of of the people,” he said.
He also affirmed that “I do not believe in the verticalism and in the personalist leadership of Peronism. The non-creation of ‘Albertismo’ is the product of my conviction. We already have too many ‘isms’. Before he died, Juan Domingo Perón told us to organize ourselves, that We owe it to ourselves to have a democratic organization. With Néstor (Kirchner) Peronism was renewed to a great extent and I think we have to renew once again and put an end to personalities.” –
Fernández assured that “the Frente de Todos is a front for everyone, not mine. My colleagues voted for me so that we are all part of a front. Among colleagues we sit down, debate, discuss, and one has the decision. I am a Kirchnerist, I I founded it, I accompanied him to Kirchner and my colleagues laughed because they thought it was crazy. If there is something that is not among my plans, it is to end Kirchnerism, because I am part of that. My goal is to improve what we are”.
And he emphasized: “My enemy is not the comrades of the FdT, it is the macrismo, the recalcitrant right. What we owe to Peronism is that these guys do not return to power because now they explicitly say that they are going to end the vacations, that we must arming people to defend themselves, that’s what we must avoid”.
“Let’s settle the differences between us as it is done in a democracy: that the people vote and choose what is most representative,” he said.
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