“Be careful with what you do”, cautioned Argentine President Cristina Fernández half joking and half serious with her Vice-President Amado Boudou over the period of absence she will take following next week’s surgery when he will be replacing her at the Executive Branch.
“It’s so important for the Vice-President to think the same way as the President,” when facing the Executive Branch, stated Cristina Fernandez in direct reference to the 2008 conflict when the Argentine government clashed with the farming sector and her then Vice President Julio Cobos voted in Congress against the government.
“Be careful with what you do, I’m joking but it’s also serious”, said the Argentine president looking at the Vice-president to the eye.
“I imagine the headlines of the ‘institutional press’ tomorrow: ‘she pressed the Vice-president to do what she wants in her authoritarian, hegemonic style” commented ironically the Argentine president.
Nevertheless Cristina Fernandez requested “solidarity” from Boudou and the rest of the Cabinet while she is on her planned leave of absence, from the date of her operation on January 4 for the period of twenty days.
Cristina Fernandez indirectly suspended vacation time for Government members.