The officials who presented their resignations on Monday are the ones who most identify with former President Cristina Kirchner within the Executive Branch.
The Minister of the Interior, Eduardo De Pedro, is a member of the La Cámpora group and is part of the small table of the Instituto Patria, made up of Cristina Kirchner, Máximo Kirchner, Governor Axel Kicillof and few other leaders.
He was a national deputy between 2011 and 2019 and aware of the palace intrigues of the Judicial Power, he was the only camper with access to that small table of power of Fernández. At this time, as Minister of the Interior, he was in charge of fostering unity with the governors and other actors in domestic politics.
“Wado” De Pedro is recognized among government officials and opponents for his dialogue profile and he was the one who in 2019 wove the laborious agreements with Sergio Massa to finish shaping the Frente de Todos.
Martín Soria, for his part, has been in charge of the Ministry of Justice for less than six months, since he replaced Marcela Losardo, who had been chosen by the president for the position at the beginning of his term.
Son of the late governor of Río Negro Carlos Soria, he was a national deputy of the Frente de Todos and mayor of the city of General Roca for two terms between 2011 and 2019.
Soria arrived at the Ministry in the midst of Cristina Kirchner’s tension with Losardo, whom she identified as part of the group of “officials who do not work”, and the greater proximity of the Rio Negro leader with Kirchnerism led to her arrival in Alberto Fernández’s Cabinet.
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The Minister of Territorial Development and mayor of Avellaneda in use of license, Jorge Ferraresi, had arrived in replacement of María Eugenia Bielsa and now he followed in the footsteps of his colleagues most closely linked to Kirchnerism, since for years he has been one of the most communal leaders close to the former president.
For his part, Juan Cabandié had held the Ministry of the Environment since the beginning of Fernández’s administration and was a deputy for years, being also one of the best-known leaders of La Cámpora, a group that he left in 2018 but without abandoning his alignment with Cristina Kirchner .
The Minister of Science and Technology, Roberto Salvarezza, was a deputy for two years and before that he served as president of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet) and has a close relationship with Cristina Kirchner.
The head of PAMI, Luana Volnovich, is a member of La Cámpora and before joining the Fernández government she was a deputy for Kirchnerism, and the president of Anses, Fernanda Raverta, is also a member of that group and served as Minister of Development. of the Community in the Cabinet of the Buenos Aires governor, Axel Kicillof, after having tried to win the elections to be mayor of General Pueyrredón’s party.
Martín Sabbatella also resigned, who maintained a low profile as president of the Matanza Riachuelo Basin Authority (ACUMAR), in charge of the watercourse sanitation tasks, in contrast to the high profile he exercised during the administration of Cristina Kirchner as head of the Federal Authority for Audiovisual Communication Services (Afcsa). (NA)