The controversial thanks to the piqueteros organizations of Alberto Fernández for supporting the Government:

President Alberto Fernandez came out this tuesday emphatically defend the social organizations that helped him contain the lawsuits at the worst moment of the pandemic and tried like this harsh response to Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchnerwho had questioned the government’s social plan policy.

Without mentioning her name, the head of state pointed directly at the vice president, which he accused of not seeing the difficulties facing the Government in today’s worldto do “mischief” and to say “unfair things”as the social organizations have turned the social plans into a business of the pointers.

The controversial thanks to the piqueteros organizations of Alberto Fernández for supporting the Government: “I want to thank them even when some do pranks that we do not validate.”

Fernandez expressed his response at an act in Pink Housewhere the launch of the III World Forum on Human Rights which will take place in the city of Buenos Aires in May 2023.

“We are making progress in trying to build a better society, with all the difficulties we have, that some of us see and that others have a hard time seeing. We are convinced that we are on the right path, absolutely convinced”, said the President, visibly annoyed with Cristina’s previous speech at the CTA event on Monday.

The President said that his government officials know that there are “the same difficulties that Argentina had every time it grew and that we will have to take the necessary measures so that this growth does not stop. And that we will have to take the measures that must also be taken to order the State in what is necessary to order it and that can accompany that growth that Argentina needs. The problem of Argentina is centrally there, it is not in the needy, definitely”.

Fernández said that Argentina was capable of creating 1.2 million jobs in the midst of the pandemic. “Is that enough? No it’s not enough. We have to create many more jobs so that those who today receive a social plan can be formal employees and enjoy all the labor rights that a formal employee enjoys, ”she said.

Alberto Fernández came out to support the piquetero organizations after Cristina Kirchner's remarks.  (Ramiro Pereyra / The Voice)

Alberto Fernández came out to support the piquetero organizations after Cristina Kirchner’s remarks. (Ramiro Pereyra / The Voice)

And he related: “I came to the government with Néstor in 2003. Structural poverty due to the 2001 crisis had grown six or seven points, going from 15% to 22% or 23%. Structural poverty grew again after the four years of the Macri government. And we went to support the most vulnerable.”

To that, he added: “And I want to thank the social organizations that were by our side helping us to definitively contain those most vulnerable sectors, bringing solidarity where solidarity did not exist and taking commitments where the commitment did not exist. Y I want to thank them even when some do pranks that we do not validate. What is not good is to generalize. Don’t expect me to generalize. My eternal debt of gratitude to each of these organizations.”

Alberto Fernández responded to Cristina Kirchner, after the act of June 20.

Alberto Fernández responded to Cristina Kirchner, after the act of June 20.

As I see the comrade from Garganta Poderosa here, I see thousands of comrades from social organizations who have worked hard all this time so that Argentina does not explode. Remember, remember, when we arrived the real discussion was how long it will take for there to be a social explosion in Argentina, for there to be the first looting, for people to rise up demanding food. None of that happened and to a great extent none of that happened because the social organizations were accompanying usThey were at the side of the most needy, the most vulnerable, they did not take the money of the vulnerable, they accompanied them, they fed them, they associated with the State in the management of all that. To all of them, thank you, because they do not know everything they did for Human Rights”, he expressed.

He added to that: “I ask you not to give in, to remain firm in our convictions, let nothing confuse us. May our differences not make us say things that are sometimes unfair. And that we are very close.”

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