People “with little money” would have voted differently. That maxim coined by the national ruling party meets a reality: it is the inflation which disables any idea of boosting anabolics. The inflation “of the elections” was 3.5 percent and the average price increase in one year it was over 50% again. The problem for the national government is that inflation prior to the STEP is hardly less.
Since before the elections, the main concerns of the citizens had to do with problems economic, with inflation as the axis. That reality did not change.
After the defeat in the PASO, the Government concentrated on promoting measures “that inject money into the pocket” to spend. But the base of the claims goes on and on. If the INDEC measurement is evaluated in detail, there are more problems for the ruling party: inflation was higher in the Greater Buenos Aires, precisely the main electoral bastion and where they seek to recover votes. In that region, the price increase was 3.8% and in all items there was more impact. It was even above Patagonia, the “most expensive” area in Argentina. Whose and the Northeast is where there was less impact.
If you take a full year, it is the worst moment since Alberto Fernández took office, because year-on-year inflation is 52.5%.
In the ruling party there was strong tension over economic and electoral policy. Everything transpired in the letter from the vice president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in their spokesmen and even in the pressures via testimonial resignations that the president received. Inflation was not the axis of these fights, but the need to distribute resources; even the resources that the State does not have. The imprint is “that people have money to beat the inflation, but don’t stop it “.
The latest attempt to stop the rise artificially is the freeze of more than 1,000 products that was announced this week. But the Secretary of Internal Trade himself Roberto Feletti He acknowledged that October will not be a good month either and it is not necessary to measure the INDEC to know it. On Mendoza inflation was a little lower this time, reaching 3%. However, the year-on-year measurement is still higher than the national one.
The rise in prices cut the downward trend as predicted. The rise in food is the most influential component and those that increased the most were fruits and vegetables, sugar and milk, dairy products and eggs. Popular foods such as inexpensive hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and deli meats rose above average. The plan “PAID“fails before birth because the basic problem is aggravates.