The crisis of Peronism reached the Senate. Four legislators from the interbloc Front of All they will slam the door and leave the ruling party to arm a block of your own prior to the preparatory session, scheduled for this Thursday, February 24. The fifth member will be from another block.
as he was able to reconstruct PROFILE, the talks took place in total secrecy but the statement is ready and will be presented this noon. The brand new space will be made up of members of the ruling party and representatives of provincial spaces. Thus, the Government will go from 35 to 31 seats and the task of obtaining a quorum will be increasingly difficult.
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Who are the legislators who will leave the ruling party
The legislators who decided to leave the leadership of Cristina Kirchner in the Senate they are from Jujuy Guillermo Snopekthe spike Maria Eugenia Catalfamo, the correntino Carlos Espinolaand the Entre Ríos Edgardo Kueider. To all of them will be added the Cordoba Alejandra Vigowho had been contributing his vote to the Peronist quorum.
“They gave warning signs. Nobody stopped them. The exit cannot surprise anyone,” said an operator familiar with the conversations. The concrete thing is that this exit is an extra headache for the Government that now will have to negotiate with more sectors to get quorum and votes that allow the Senate to be unlocked.
A divided interblock and the arguments of those who leave
Where are the senators who will now have their own voice from? The National and Popular Front led by jose mayans it has 21 members. With the departures of Kueider and Espínola, it will remain with 19. Citizen Unit, led by Juliana Di Tullio —the block closest to CFK— has 14 senators. After the departure of Catalfamo (San Luis) and Snopek (Jujuy) he will have 12.
The departure of the senators has different arguments. First of all, many of them consider that their provinces were ignored. That anger was made public by Kueider for the lack of subsidy for the electricity rate in Entre Ríos. “I am very upset with the president’s failure to not include Entre Ríos in energy subsidies,” he said Tuesday in radio statements. He was the last ally that Alberto Fernández had in the compound, to such an extent that he was ranked as “the voice” of the President in the compound.
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On the other hand, that this year there presidential election It is essential to understand the game. A few months ago Snopek and Kueider were touring San Luis together with Governor Alberto Rodríguez Saá. And on January 13, the president of San Luis joined Schiaretti’s army that insists on a Peronist alternative out of the reach of Kirchnerism and the President.
“Vigo was almost his own. Snopek presides over Constitutional Affairs. Kueider was from Alberto and Espínola was one of the few loyalists,” analyzed a shipowner who is in charge of maintaining the number for every need of the Government in the Senate. “Yes, it gets more complicated,” he acknowledged.
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