August 20, 2014
Gov't: 'Massa’s mayors re-election project not a substantive issue'
Asked about opposition leader Sergio Massa’s project to limit the number of terms mayors can be in office, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said it is “part of a public debate but not a substantive issue”.
Capitanich said the project strikes him as “political opportunism” and that although important, it’s not crucial.
“Argentinean people expect not criticism but substantive policy proposals from opposition leaders,” he said. “They [opposition leaders] chose a highly visible issue but with no real substance”.
Not a priority
Limiting the re-election of mayors in Buenos Aires province is not part of a family’s everyday problems, Governor Daniel Scioli has said questioning the project sponsored by opposition leader Sergio Massa.
“The daily problems of a family have to do today with protecting jobs and security”, Scioli told reporters this morning and assured President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s legacy in 2015 will be an “organized” country that has gone out of the red and that it’s on the “path of development”.
The governor of Argentina’s most populate district also praised yesterday’s encounter between President Kirchner and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, who shared the inauguration of the Facebook officies in the City neighbourhood of Puerto Madero. “Gestures of democratic coexistence”, Scioli assured.
“Argentina needs us all who have an open attitude, without selfishness; the President is making that possible, it has to be acknowledges and that is something good”.