The governor of Santa Cruz, Alicia Kirchner asked all the members of her cabinet to resign, after the tough 12-point defeat suffered by the ruling party in the PASO on Sunday. The measure includes all its ministers, secretaries and undersecretaries and, according to local media, also those responsible for decentralized entities.
This is the first forceful reaction, after the defeat of the Frente de Todos at the national level in the elections of last September 12.
In Santa Cruz, the official list was headed by the mayor of Puerto Deseado, Gustavo “Kaky” González, who obtained just over 40 thousand votes, against the almost 59 thousand that the six lists of the opposition front harvested.
“Kaky” González himself admitted that he has to make a self-criticism after the result of the PASO and demanded greater commitment and support from provincial officials in the campaign.
“I think everyone is going to have to shoulder the campaign. Not only the candidates but also the officials of the provincial government, in order to come up with the proposed ideas and projects that we have for Santa Cruz, ”González said in statements to FM Dimensión of the city of El Calafate.
Kirchner’s cabinet is made up of the Chief of Staff Leonardo Darío Álvarez, the Minister of Government, Leandro Eduardo Zuliani, the Minister of Social Development Barbara Dolores Weinzettel, the Minister of Economy, Finance and Infrastructure, Ignacio Perincioli, and the Minister of Production , Commerce and Industry, Silvina Córdoba.
The head of the General Secretariat of the Interior, Claudia Alejandra Martínez, the Minister of Health and Environment, Claudio García, the Minister of Labor, Teodoro Segundo Camino, the Minister of Security, Lisandro De La Torre and the head of the Provincial Council of Education, María Cecilia Velázquez.
She will be the president and sister-in-law of the vice president, in charge of evaluating all resignations in person to define which ones she accepts.