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Macri reminds cabinet “more votes, means more responsibilities”

Wednesday, October 25th 2017 - 10:02 UTC
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“I'm not that happy, more votes means more responsibilities”, Argentine president Mauricio Macri told his ministers when they applauded him on entering the first cabinet meeting following on Sunday's victory of the ruling coalition, Let's Change in the midterm elections. Read full article


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  • Enrique Massot

    No surprises seeing a Macri full of himself and ready to take a harder approach towards those pesky people who happen to believe that, in democracy, there is room for opposition.
    No surprises seeing a Macri berating those who believe that workers should have rights.
    This is not coincidence.
    Emboldened by his election results, Macri is about to launch his pet project, that is the “flexibilization” of labour, which will take the country decades back, to the delight of the CEOs.
    And so the famous Argentina pendulum goes again the other way.

    Oct 25th, 2017 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox


    “... ready to take a harder approach towards those pesky people who happen to believe that, in democracy, there is room for opposition.”

    I don't think he has a problem with legal opposition. I hope he cracks down on the vandalism associated with the anti-government protests. I saw video of people protesting Maldonado's disappearance breaking up the steps of a building with hammers. Who goes to a peaceful protest carrying a hammer?

    “And so the famous Argentina pendulum goes again the other way.”

    Given the huge mess it was in after the K years, surely this is good news?

    The Argentine economy is recovering and Macri's victory should mean that the recovery will continue or even accelerate, but you are unhappy because the K-thugs may not have quite so much freedom to damage the Argentine infrastructure in the rather odd belief that this will somehow reflect on Macri. You are unhappy because there is a new reality in Argentina - getting paid for not working is no longer an option for most.

    How much damage was done by the Maldonado protests? Was it justified given that we now know that Maldonado effectively disappeared himself? Of course not. If Macri can prevent such lunacy in the future won't it be a good thing?

    Oct 25th, 2017 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tr0lListic_Approach

    Because of the economic numbers and his election results, Macri is now apparently finalist for Head of State of the year along Angela Merkel (fourth term), Queen Elizabeth II (Terrorism in Britain), among a total of 8 names. lol

    Oct 25th, 2017 - 11:10 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • The Voice

    Socialism in retreat, dinosaurs in despair, hypocrites whingeing, whilst Argentinas economy gets stronger. Whats not to like?

    Oct 26th, 2017 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    I'd be happy if Argentina's army doesn't get any stronger. But I hope the economy does improve, and for everyone, not just the agricultural sector.

    Oct 26th, 2017 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    “I'm not that happy”

    As well he might not be, given the fact on the one hand he feels he must press ahead with this extreme austerity package, on the other maybe he realises it could all end in the return of Cristina...

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 08:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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