June 20, 2013
Lavagna: 'We must put limits to the Government'
Former Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna ratified his commitment to take part in a center party coalition drawing together the PRO and the PJ Disidente as well as other opposition blocks in order to stop what he called the government’s “go all in” rhetoric.
“I have being insisting on the need to build a large center and that its first mission should be to put limits to a government where the head of state says we go for all. It is good for society to react and put limits”, the former head of the Economy Ministry during Néstor Kirchner´s administration said in an interview with Noticias Argentinas news agency.
Lavagna added that he “totally” agrees with certain opinions of CGT leader Hugo Moyano. “We must try to focus less on images and more on facts. Moyano has been demanding to stop inflation adjustments and the modification of minimum family benefits and income tax. These are issues I totally agree with”, the ex official stated.
While analyzing the course of Argentina´s economy, Lavagna pointed out that the country has experienced low growth rates over the past years and “accelerating” inflation with investment-loss scenarios and questioned the government´s price freeze program considering such moves only have short-term results.