Are political agreements and state policies possible in Argentina?

With the aim of promoting joint work and real cooperation between the main political forces of the country, so that a medium and long-term government program is agreed upon, with common growth objectives, from the Political Research Center of the Argentine Political Club The Initiative for Inter-Party Cooperation was presented.

The idea, explain its promoters, is to generate consensus and agree on the rules of the game to sustain broad coalitions that facilitate a way out of the long Argentine crisis. In other words, seek mechanisms and rules of the game to reach a broad agreement between the political forces of our country, to consolidate a way out of the crisis in the coming years.

In addition, it was indicated that the objective is to “contribute with instruments to make a better government possible”, overcoming the barriers that distrust and conjuncturalism have imposed up to now on inter-party coalitions, and give greater depth and extension possible in time to the programmatic agreements.

The problem is not how often are the elections, but that every two or four years, everything changes in the country, “said Ricardo Mazzorín, the head of the Argentine Political Club.

One of the members of this group is the former legislator and a reference for human rights, who in the presentation stated that, at present, political decisions are made thinking about “how to get out of the way in the present”, without being interested in the republic.

“The crisis in which we are installed is not resolved by a party, only then will it obtain the majority,” he said.

For his part, the former Minister of the Economy, Jorge Remes Lenicov, said that since the return to democracy, “although there have been advances in matters of freedom, in social and economic matters, the leadership has a great deduction.”

“In these years we have grown very little: poverty and inflation increased, competitiveness and productivity were lost, tax pressure increased and there was a loss of wealth. In contrast, the state grew a lot, “he acknowledged.

These issues, he continued, cause “the socio-economic balance to leave much to be desired.”

“The three largest parties have gone through the government. Somehow all of us who have acted in politics have a share of responsibility, “he said.

The expectations of immediate reparation were broken in our country. Argentina lacks confidence and the transaction costs of any operation are very high, “said political scientist Vicente Palermo.

For this reason, he explained that it is necessary to adopt structural measures in the short and medium term, lasting several years and not changing with each new government.

“A political agreement is necessary. The great forces have to agree on three or four fundamental questions, “he said.

For her part, Norma Morandini, former senator of Córdoba, stated that “the only thing that our country has not tried so far is a government of the
institutions, with the economy subordinated to that idea of ​​rights, to finally build a common language that makes democratic conversation possible ”.

The objective is to generate consensus and agree on the rules of the game to sustain broad coalitions that facilitate a way out of the long Argentine crisis.

Meanwhile, Marcos Novaro, director of the Center for Political Research, said that it is not a task that can be left free to improvisation, or subordinate to the vicissitudes of the situation, or to the needs of specific actors or leaders.

“There are two fundamental tasks for next year: to weave networks with institutions, social and political actors that share the proposed objectives, so that they will create a common language on which it is possible to later build the necessary political agreements.

“On the other hand, it is necessary to develop useful rules and mechanisms to reach the agreements sought, which allow political actors to take advantage, to the greatest extent possible, of the opportunities that will arise in the near future to expand and deepen their cooperative strategies,” he explained. .

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