The Government relativized the mobilization of social groups and the rapprochement between Grabois and the left
On a day marked by the mobilization of social activists, which included pro-government groups in front of Congress, President Alberto Fernández did not attend Casa Rosada and an event scheduled for 5 pm today at the Government headquarters was rescheduled on his agenda. It was one of the two activities that Fernández had during the day, in which after going to a Japanese automaker in Campana he returned to the official residence in Olivos.
At the end of a long day, the impact of the mobilization was relativized by the Government. “It was few people,” said a senior Executive official before the consultation of The nation. “It was not a crowd,” added another of the officials consulted. “It is the same amount of people that they usually mobilize. It is nothing new. There was no increase.”assessed a senior Cabinet official.
“It was a political march”, pointed out another who considered it “logical” in a scenario in which “everyone is playing their own game”, referring to the different factions that make up the ruling coalition and the internal crisis they are going through. while They ruled out that it is “a loss of control of the street”. “This has already happened and will continue to happen, all claims are heard and work is done, there are lines of permanent dialogue, it is not something disruptive, far from it. There is a mutual respect”, sought to appease another of those consulted.
The mobilization of the Piquetera Unit in Plaza de Mayo today coincided with a march by the Union of Workers of the Popular Economy (UTEP) at the gates of Congress. The former announced a strike and a national plan for fight for salary: They demand an increase in the minimum wage and a bonus of $20,000 for retirees, informal workers and beneficiaries of social programs. While, in another gesture of harmony, on the same day the official picketers demand the Comprehensive Law of Land, Roof and Work and the Universal Basic Salary.
It was on Monday, shortly after the first measures of the Minister of Economy were known, Silvina Batakis, the left considered that the provisions were in line with the requests of the IMF and also announced that they would take to the streets to make their claims heard.
Meanwhile, today, once the measures have been finalized, the Government also They lowered the tone of the statements made by UTEP leader Juan Grabois and his recent closeness to leftist movements, with which he has shown himself in recent days, amid harsh criticism of Fernández. “It is his political position, he will understand that this is useful to him, but his group is one of the most minority, it does not have the weight of others in the territory”, considered in Casa Rosada. From where they also pointed out that Grabois it has “more media impact than territorial, that’s why it goes from one place to another”. And they added that also, in that line, “since it is not a majority movement, it seeks “coups of effect” such as its statements or serious episodes such as the land seizure in Entre Ríos”, in reference to what happened in 2020 in Entre Ríos , in a property of the Etchevehere family.
“They are measuring the oil, it is a “welcome” to (Economy Minister, Silvina) Batakis”, evaluated another of the officials consulted about today’s mobilization. The allusion was in tune with the reading added by another man from the Executive. “It was a political march to Economy. The claims have to do strictly with what happens in there ”, she completed and referred to the announcements made on Monday by Batakis, which aimed to reassure the markets, and after which came the announcement of the social activists.
The absence of Alberto Fernández in Balcarce 50 today contrasted with that of yesterday evening, when the president met with several of the main leaders of the organizations that marched in the city today.
This attitude of Fernández aroused some criticism from the voices of the ruling party, which considered “counterproductive even for his figure” the meeting held on the eve of the mobilization. “You shouldn’t expose yourself like that, it doesn’t do you any good. I could have received them next week, but being with them a day before the mobilization does not add up at a time like this”, evaluated an Executive official. The point sought to be refuted from the environment of the president. In that sense, they even rescued the “positive” of the meeting and listed that it was for “sensitive” issues such as concern about the raids that have taken place in recent days in picnic areas and popular dining rooms.. “As things are given, there is nothing that Alberto does that these days will close them,” resigned an official with an office in Rosada.
Who did go to Casa Rosada and walked from there to the epicenter of the mobilization of the Unidad Piquetera, which concentrated its people in Plaza de Mayo, was Fernando “Chino” Navarro the Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs of the Cabinet Headquarters and one of the leaders of the Evita Movement. In statements to the TN signal, Navarro considered the march as “a popular mobilization of sectors that are dissatisfied with our government.” To which he added: “It is a complicated moment and the claims are legitimate”.