The Minister of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” De Pedro, reaffirmed the need to transform social plans into work, assured that the national government will make “all efforts” so that wages beat inflation and asked “to leave a little the obsession” for the internal disputes in the ruling party to “focus on other things” and think about “how we generate employment and how we increase production”.
Participating in the closing of the annual congress of the Union of Tourism, Hotel and Gastronomy Workers, at the Hotel Presidente Perón in the city of Mar del Plata, the head of the Interior stated: “We need the plans to go into real work and the population is incorporated into the productive engine of Argentina”.
After intervening in the closing panel together with the general secretary of the hotel union, Luis Barrionuevo, De Pedro indicated that “genuine and quality employment in each province is an objective and an agreement with the governors of all political forces.”
A few hours after the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) announced a 6% rise in the consumer price index for April, the minister said that the national government will make “all efforts so that wages, income and purchasing power win yes or yes to inflation”.
And he marked the need to “recover purchasing power, generate employment and insert Argentina into a new world.”
When asked about versions of his eventual candidacy for 2023, De Pedro replied: “I’m not talking about candidacies,” and added: “We are in 2022, we have to continue working for the happiness of all Argentines.”
In that sense, he asked “to get out of the obsession of who said what” and think about “how we increase production and how we coordinate efforts between all the political forces to carry out the main infrastructure works that are going to give a lot of work to the Argentines”.
“It’s not that I don’t want to talk about interns, because there are, they happen, they happen. But we have to focus on other things, on the future of Argentina, on how we position ourselves to generate employment, on what the problems are, on that we do agree. It seems to me that the obsession can cause society to end up a little disgusted, “warned the minister.