According to new Wikileaks cables unveiled by Spanish daily El Pais, Argetnina’s former Santa Fe governor Carlos Reutemann told US diplomats that “whoever comes after the Kirchner administrations will inherit a mine field” instead of a country.
The leaked cables say that during a meeting he held with US government officials, Mr. Reutemann (several times presidential hopeful) also said that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “had not fulfilled everyone’s expectations” adding that a series of measures taken by her “would have a negative repercussion on whoever becomes president after her.”
“It will be hard for us to go back to normal,” he said, as he explained that Argentina felt like “a mine field.”
The documents also mention that the former governor was also upset with the Argentine people. “They expect a saviour to fix all their problems within 24 hours.”
Regarding the presidential primary elections process, Mr. Reutemann allegedly said that “the whole process lacked clear rules” and praised Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli, who he believes has got what it takes to become the ruling party’s candidate.
The cables also say that Reutemann believed that Néstor Kirchner “promoted an anti-US sentiment in the population for political gain”.