Next president to inherit a ‘consolidated’ Argentina, De Vido


“A consolidated Argentina” is the column written by Julio De Vido and published today by a local newspaper in which the official affirms the South American country has recovered both its “economic independence” and “political sovereignty” since late president Néstor Kirchner took office more than a decade ago.

“The next president will receive a country with an economy that accumulates a significant growth of 90 percent, the highest in (the country’s) history, and with conditions that have allowed most postponed regions to have better indicators than those of the urban centers,” the article reads.

Following are some key unemployment, pension, state allowances and debt figures De Vido outlines:

6.4 percent of unemployment

93 of pensioners

4 million of University Child Allowance benefits granted

“Highest” average salaries in Latin America

“A country with a foreign debt that has been reduced to 30 percent of its GDP,” the Kirchnerite minister adds and praises the government’s economic decisions that have allowed the country to reject the IMF labour doctrine of “flexibilization.”

According to De Vido, the Kirchnerite administration has allowed the “return” of “free” collective bargaining negotiations and the elimination of what he called the “perverse” pension system that was in control of private-sector companies, now run by the ANSES social security office.

The Gender Identity Act, the Same Sex Marriage Act, the expropriation of YPF from Spain’s Repsol (2012) and of Argentina’s flag carrier Aerolinéas Argentinas from the Spanish Marsans company (2009), are among other Kirchnerism’s “achievements” over its 13-year rule the minister highlights in his Página 12 column.

The next president, according to Julio De Vido, will receive a country with “economic development, conquered and inalienable rights for all Argentineans, all which has allowed to build a better future.”

On Monday, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner headed a rally at the government house. Speaking publicly for the first time about the Kirchnerite “legacy,” CFK said her succesor – to be determined in the 2015 presidential elections – “will receive a much better country” compared to Argentina’s 2003 scenario when Néstor Kirchner took office.

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