March 11, 2014
CFK works 'everyday,' continues to 'instruct' government
Cabinet chief has responded to opposition voices that have criticised President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who remains in the Southern city of El Calafate. “A President is a human being who deserves to rest, she is in a process of health recovery,” Jorge Capitanich told reporters at the government house and affirmed CFK “works everyday,” “abiding by her presidential responsibilities.”
In his daily brief to the press at the Casa Rosada presidential palace, Capitanich stated the 60-year-old leader –who was forced to undergo head surgery back in October after she was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma-, continues to “decide and instruct” her ministerial team.
Saying that the head of state is “in the Republic of Argentina” and that she can lead the government from “the Casa Rosada, the Olivos (presidential) residency or the city of El Calafate,” the head of ministers explained Ms. Kirchner is indeed addressing key political and economic issues such as Argentina’s debt negotiations with the Paris Club as well as the compensation agreement recently reached with Spain’s Repsol following the expropriation of the now state-run energy company YPF in 2012.
“When she speaks, it is because she speaks, when she does not, then because she does not speak. When she is present, because she is and when she is not, because she is not present. A President is a human being who deserves to rest, who is in a process of health recovery,” the cabinet chief insisted.