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Main organized labour leader calls on workers not to vote for CFK next October

Tuesday, July 9th 2013 - 06:39 UTC
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The powerful organized labour leader and former ally of the government Hugo Moyano, called on workers to vote against the administration of President Cristina Fernandez (CFK) and her candidates in the coming mid term elections of next October, during a political rally in the iconic Plaza de Mayo, downtown Buenos Aires Read full article

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  • lsolde

    No, no. Vote for her.
    She is the best General that we have got!

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    Perhaps the light is dawning on some of the more intelligent RG's.
    For their sake let us hope so.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Presumably Moyano will stand for president himself, as leader of a manual workers' party. Is this his intent?

    Is there a potentially viable part of the middle class/professional class?

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @3 GeoffWard2

    You would think that was his intent but does it really stck up?

    Can you really see the middle and upper classes voting for him even though he seems to be free of bipolar disorder unlike many of the government?

    Time will tell, but having his union NOT vote for TMBOA could well spoil her day.

    AND after everything she has done for them!

    LOLs

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Vote for Christina I love a laugh her and tinman have been the best giggle I've had for ages closely followed by the ginger trolley dolly

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 11:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    #4
    All Moyano needs is a majority, and there are many more workers than there are drones.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Moyano has expressed ambitions to run in the past, I believe. I am not sure he would get the majority vote but stranger things have happened in Argentina.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Dear Argentinian voting public.

    Please, please, please ignore him and vote for the reincarnation of Evita again.

    Frankly, the rest of us are shit scared that you might one day, just might one day, elect someone to power who knows just exactly WTF they are doing!

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    No, avoid TMBOA. I really want to see her head chopped off. Or perhaps we could have a worldwide videocast of the garotting. I really would like to see her eyes popping out, her tongue extruding. No change from the way she looks at the moment!

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ptolemy

    Hey, the article missed : no money in ATMs since Friday afternoon and none today (Jul 9.) Entire country broke for the holiday weekend.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    That would seem to be a fair indicator that something is amiss!

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Really? No money? I had not heard that. If people cannot get money to buy food they will just take it.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Ptolemy.
    Can not find a report on that story. Are you able to provide a link?

    Would be interesting to read.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ptolemy

    @13
    It is not a report by itself. It is simply a consequence of Moyano's strike. It was reported by the local papers Saturday or Friday (and confirmed by me.)

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Thanks.

    Nothing better than first hand knowledge.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 03:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    You can’t force the people to choose in a free election,

    If hey choose her again –then that’s their funeral assured,

    On the other hand if they reject her,
    Just make sure you use rubber instead of rope,
    It might give her a bigger headache ?? lol.
    .

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    13 reality check

    It is an unsubstantiated statement by Martín Gambarotta in a very interesting article today at BsAs Herald:
    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/135414/moyano-tries-to-take-centre-stage

    Puts a whole new meaning to “complicated” as it applies to The Dark Country and has a gem on Pistol Peter Moreno.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    “does this lady not know she is creating conditions similar to the neo-liberal policies that destroyed jobs”.

    OK, so if “neo-liberalism” destroyed jobs AND at the other end of the scale, “Kirchnerism/inclusionism” is also destroying jobs.

    Does anyone have any idea what kind of economics Moyano might bring to the table that will promote job creation?

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Vote for CFK!!!!!!!-the first Argentine president to awake all the Falkland MLAS's out of their long, complacent hibernation, and actually make them study their OWN history, and counter Argentina's fairy tales.

    And CFK and Timmerturd-it's thanks to you that the FIG is taking over the foreign policy bit the UK government and foreigner's office did so badly in the past-you may pour scorn on the referendum and the Islander's overseas road show, but mock you may, the genie is out of the bottle and you idiots pulled out the stopper.

    Only defence left.

    If there's a lot of oil, even that hurdle will fall as the horses gallop faster.

    Would be nice to see the Ghurka's join an enlarged FIDF in the future.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @19 Pete Bog

    Well the Sultan of Brunei pays to keep one regiment of Gurkha in Brunei full time, the Falklands may well be able to do something similar with their oil revenue.

    The Gurkha's are always up for a good fight, and they feel cheated as the last time they faced Argentine troops, those same Argentine troops fled back to Stanley rather than fight.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    @19
    “the FIG is taking over the foreign policy bit the UK government and foreigner's office did so badly in the past”

    Take your head out of that peat bog and show me this new legislation.....
    and don't say that it's because they were invited to a meeting with Argentina.....
    Was this meeting to discuss sovereignty?
    Was it to discuss British Foreign policy?
    Or was it to discuss anything but that?
    They are quite entitled to discuss fisheries......their economy.....etc with another country.........NOT BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY

    “If there's a lot of oil, even that hurdle will fall as the horses gallop faster.”

    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride
    If turnips were swords, i'd wear one by my side
    If ifs and ands were pots and pans,
    there'd be no work for tinkers' hands”

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Seems kirchner can't get a break....what's a thief to do!

    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/135616/appeals-court-rules-against-argentina-in-vulture-fund-case

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #21
    I think your poem is quite nice. As a child I only knew the first line.
    In any case it does get one to think about who is in control and who wishes to be be in control.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    CFK has done more to promote the Falkland Island's future independence than any other politician on the planet.

    For the sake of the Islands, I hope she wins another presidential term.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 02:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    20. That was my solution too. A nice Ghuka regiment to keep the barbarians at bay.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    The only person I hate more than CFK is Moyano.......having spent years supporting the Kirchner model he quickly turned traitor to his own cause when CFK refused to include him as her running mate

    There is no better example of a union leader with too much power trying to use his workers as pawns in his own political ambitions

    Imagine Jimmy Hoffa trying to run for the presidency of the US...... well we all know what happened to him.......or do we???

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @23chicoreo
    “I think your poem is quite nice. As a child I only knew the first line. ”

    As a child, ThinkvoiceOver knows all the lines.

    Jul 10th, 2013 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Troy
    Yes, you think like I think who is #21

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 02:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @21
    “Was this meeting to discuss sovereignty?
    Was it to discuss British Foreign policy?
    Or was it to discuss anything but that?”

    No idea, but Argentina refused to attend so they clearly don't want dialogue, despite continually requesting it.

    “If wishes”

    Like the 'if' the Argentine claim over the Falklands is.

    In fact, it was an 'if' in the 1960s and 1970s, now it's a total no hoper.

    An 'if' because Argentina's imperialist dreams of conquering the Falklands are less likely to occur than oil being found around the Falklands.

    “They are quite entitled to discuss fisheries......their economy.....etc with another country.........NOT BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY”

    Correct, but the Falkland Islands do not interfere with overall British foreign policy, they deal with foreign policy relating TO. THE. FALKLAND. ISLANDS, whereas this was formerly managed (badly) by UK's Foreign Office.

    “Take your head out of that peat bog”

    Well, I'd like to but there's a nice piece of moss I'm examining, and I've stuck the Landy in the bog, deliberately so I can figure a way to get out of it, which I always manage to do using a variety of interesting driving techniques, planks, bumperjack and a few methods of my own devising. Also just up from where I'm stuck there's a small area where there are some lovely Vanilla Daisys that smell soooooo nice.

    Oh and there's lots of pigvine here too.

    Oh, and I'm not cheating as I've set the windscreen wipers to leave just a tiny gap on the windscreen through all the peat splattered all over the Landy, because having both of the windscreen panels totally clear is cheating in my view.

    I will get my head out of the bog later, but now it is intensely interesting.

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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