March 7, 2014
Capitanich says Kirchnerite project 'must be kept going'
From the Buenos Aires province coastal city of Santa Teresita where he arrived this weekend to attend the summit of the Justicialist Party, the cabinet chief defended the government’s economic agenda. “This project must be kept going over time,” the head of ministers told reporters covering the political event.
Considering that the main “challenge” of the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration is to “govern correctly,” Jorge Capitanich praised the so called Precios Cuidados agreement reached in January with supermarkets, shops and retailers to control prices. “The prices matter is getting back on track thanks to the exchange rate stability and a coherent monetary and fiscal policy,” the minister assured and pointed out that “traders” themselves are rejecting the raise in products’ value.
Queried about the wage talks with public teachers, the cabinet chief ratified the government’s 22-percent-salary offer which unions refused to accept yesterday. “Unions presented their demands and that is legitimate; the state presented its offer and there was no agreement,” Capitanich stated.
“We need to share efforts so that we can have classes everyday. We have provided resources but we have no education quality,” the official complaint.
On the sidelines of the PJ summit, Jorge Capitanich also referred to the 2015 presidential battle and the candidates that could run in next year’s PASO primaries. “I make no speculations. My role and responsibility is to be head of ministers,” he assured.