Who is Germán Martínez, the new president of the ruling bloc in Deputies

The President of the Nation Alberto Fernández and Germán Martínez, deputy for Santa Fe of the Frente de Todos

Almost 24 hours after Máximo Kirchner’s resignation from the presidency of the bloc of the front of all in the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation for disagreeing with the strategy used to agree with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the name of his successor was confirmed: It will be Germán Martínez from Santa Fe.

Yesterday, with his decision, the son of the vice president Cristina Kirchner He had made it clear that hard-line Kirchnerism does not endorse what Alberto Fernández announced last Friday. This Tuesday, meanwhile, the President himself, after two long meetings with the head of the lower house, Sergio Massa, he ended up defining his successor in the National Congress.

German Pedro Martinez He was born on February 22, 1975 and has a degree in Political Science. It belongs to the Front of All and responds to Agustin Rossi, a man who although he is not part of the Government, and who lost the internship in his province where the national ruling party supported his competitor, He continues to have a good relationship with Alberto Fernández. In the last days they were reunited.

Germán Martinez, the new president of the Frente de Todos bloc in the lower house
Germán Martinez, the new president of the Frente de Todos bloc in the lower house

Martínez began his management in Deputies on December 10, 2019 and will complete his cycle on the bench on December 9, 2023. He was not a legislator with much exposure until the treatment of the 2022 Budget Law, where he was one of the swords of the ruling party when discussing with the opposition. Peronist and member of “La Corriente”, the line where Rossi, Daniel Filmus and Jorge Taiana are active, as well as former legislators and current national officials.

Like Rossi, he usually shows himself to be “Albertist” and “Christianist” in the same way. A) Yes, while he defended the Budget of Martín Guzmán that La Cámpora rejected, in recent days he was in favor of the march against the Supreme Court. One for the Rosada and one for the Patria.

Regarding the understanding with the Fund, Martínez maintained: “Within the Frente de Todos we can have nuances about yesterday’s agreement with the IMF. But we agree 100% regarding the disaster of the macrista indebtedness and the horrible schedule they signed. The differences are with those who created the problem and not between those of us who seek to solve it”.

In a long day of negotiations within the Frente de Todos, Alberto Fernández and the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa, met for the second time that day to define Máximo Kirchner’s successor in the afternoon. After the four-hour meeting in the morning, in Olivos, from 7:00 p.m. they sought to put an end to the speculations, in the Casa Rosada, before the president leaves for his urgent tour that includes Russia, China and Barbados.

The initial list of candidates, which was reached when it began on Tuesday, was made up of four deputies: Eduardo Valdés, Leandro Santoro, Germán Martínez and José Luis Gioja. The first was ruled out by the middle of the day. Finally the chosen one was Martínez.

Yesterday, in his resignation, Máximo Kirchner said at the beginning of his statement: “I have made the decision not to continue in charge of the presidency of the Bloc of Deputies of the Front of All. This decision stems from not sharing the strategy used and much less the results obtained in the negotiation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), carried out exclusively by the economic cabinet and the negotiating group that responds and has the absolute confidence of the President of the Nation, to whom I never stopped telling my vision for not reaching this result.



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