The head of the Frente de Todos bloc in the Senate warned the government about the agreement with the IMF

While accelerating the signing of the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and defining by which Chamber the project will enter, the Government receives the first signals from the Senate, where the secrecy of the vice president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has not yet expressed herself in this regard, reigns. The head of the Frente de Todos bloc in the Upper House, José Mayans, said Monday that it is necessary to know “the detail of the agreement” with the Fund for the payment of the debt “to know in what commitment we are going to put the country.” We need the detail of the agreement with the IMF to know in what commitment we are going to put the country,” said the legislator before advancing the position of the pro-government caucus of the Upper House on the understanding of the national government and the multilateral credit agency for the refinancing of the debt of 44,000 million dollars contracted in 2018 by the administration of Cambiemos. There we are going to have to listen to each other, we are going to have the different positions, because we have to be balanced and do the best for Argentina. This country deserves something else, not to have so much suffering,” added the pro-government legislator in statements to El Destape.Mayans’ statements constitute a warning to the national government, which is trying to gather the necessary votes for the approval of the project, which would be raised to Congress during the first days of March. The Casa Rosada expects it to be approved a few days later, given that on the 22nd of next month it must settle a maturity of 2,900 million dollars that today it is not in a position to face. The understanding generated criticism within the government coalition and unleashed a political crisis after the resignation of Máximo Kirchner to the presidency of the ruling bloc in Deputies. The legislator announced his resignation through a critique, in which he outlined criticism against the results obtained by the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, and his team. Mayans stressed that he does not doubt “the good faith” of the head of the Treasury or the management “that they have been carrying out” together with the Argentine representative to the Fund, Sergio Chodos, but clarified: “But that is what we are also for. The Argentine people have voted representatives and expect us to do things right.”

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