May 25, 2013
Cabinet Chief Medina to give first speech at Senate
Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina will pay a visit to the Senate for the first time on Wednesday next week, in order to report on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration, where also, opposition lawmakers are expected to question him on the energy and railway policies and exchange restrictions.
Abal Medina’s debut has attracted much anticipation, considering the low profile the cabinet chief has kept since he took office in December. Comparisons have also arisen between him and his predecessor, Aníbal Fernández, due to the vast differences between the two.
In addition, the Cabinet Chief will have to face the challenge of answering the opposition’s questions regarding exchange restrictions, inflation and railway policies.
The UCR caucus will ask questions regarding what they call “the real economy” particularly dollar restrictions, and the measures the Government is considering implementing against inflation. Radical Party bloc head Luis Naidenoff will also ask Abal Medina about the energy policy and YPF seizure development.