May 22, 2013
Santa Fe's deputy resigns among critiques to Kirchnerism
Santa Fe provincial lawmaker María Eugenia Bielsa resigned her seat, denouncing the existence of “spurious alliances” between her Peronist party caucus and the ruling Socialist party, while accusing Lower House majority leader Agustín Rossi of “always prioritizing his personal interests.”
“My comrades betrayed the Peronist movement, and are trying to ensure that this division exists,” said Bielsa, adding that she was referring to the “spurious alliances of (Agustín Rossi and his supporters) forged to support Socialist measures.”
The deputy, who was the candidate who received most votes in all elections in Santa Fe in 2011, announced her resignation yesterday morning. Bielsa, the sister of former foreign minister and current Sedronar anti-drug agency head Rafael Bielsa, stated that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was the first to hear of her resignation.
Her accusations against Rossi, the Kirchnerite leader in Santa Fe, included that the Lower House speaker “is always working to fragment Peronism” and complained that “one cannot make certain comments on the national stage and later do something completely different in the province.”
“Loyalty to the national government should not be defined by submissiveness, but by ideas,” said Bielsa, insisting that, for her, “the country comes first, then the movement, followed later by individuals and their interests.”
According to the provincial lawmaker, Rossi, who was a candidate for Santa Fe governor in 2011 but finished third behind comedian Miguel del Sel and the winner, the Socialist Antonio Bonfatti, “always remembers the unity of Peronism when it comes to drawing up candidacies.”
“Agreements with Socialism represent the annulment of individual politics,” said Bielsa, who accused her colleagues of “not voting for all the laws expected by the citizens of Santa Fe.”
“The lack of respect for the choices of the people who voted us into power is unethical,” concluded the deputy.