The landing of Juan Zabaleta in the Ministry of Social Development was an open secret since last week. In the Casa Rosada they let the rumor spread since Daniel Arroyo placeholder image was confirmed as a candidate for national deputy by the Frente de Todos in the province of Buenos Aires But, as a result of the inmates, no one dared to confirm it either. At least until this Tuesday, in which the Minister of Territorial Development and Habitat, Jorge Ferraresi, one of the Cabinet officials most identified with Kirchnerism admitted that he will take office in the next few hours.
The definition of the vice of the Patria Institute puts an end to the speculations that had been triggered since the appointment of Zabaleta was delayed more than expected days ago, for reasons unrelated to the bid that took place for the position, which among other issues contemplates the management of a millionaire cash: between the preventive isolation of Alberto Fernandez After his trip to Peru and the abrupt departure of Agustín Rossi from the Defense portfolio, they came together for that dilate.
“I think it is defined that it will be Juanchi Zabaleta. I understand that it is from tomorrow (for Wednesday) ”, launched Ferraresi in dialogue with the program Nobleza Hormiga, of FM La Patriada. “According to my information, which is dynamic, until last night he was Juanchi,” reinforced the mayor in use of Avellaneda’s license, avoiding mentioning who he would like to assume in the Ministry
and point out that it would put “any colleague who has the vocation.”
“The decision made by the President -he continued- seems to me to be the correct one. The one who has to like it is the President, then later one works with everyone ”. Thus, he relativized the inmates that circulated with force, especially with Zabaleta, who in Hurlingham faced La Cámpora in the closing of lists.
The peace, although forced, that the communal chief signed with the group led by the head of the FDT’s bloc of Deputies, Máximo Kirchner, was key to unraveling the appointment for which Fernández pushed the most in recent times.
Although Ferraresi did not praise one of the leaders closest to the President, he did appreciate that for the position of minister is a plus “the exercise of being mayor” because “it gives a speed in the resolution and to do things”.
Once the internal is settled, as Ferraresi explained, the arrival of Zabaleta, however, will have to wait a little longer. Is that initially Alberto F. planned to return to the Casa Rosada this Tuesday, after undergoing a new PCR test.
But finally, and despite being considered essential personnel, the head of the Presidential Medical Unit, Federico Saavedra, decided that as a precaution and given the advance of the Delta variant, the head of state ends the isolation – like the rest of the official entourage- on Thursday, when 7 days have passed since your return from Peru. That, added to the fact that it seeks to change ministers simultaneously, complicated the plans.
As for Rossi’s replacement in Defense, secrecy reigns in the Government. And the isolation of the President had a lot to do with that, which made it difficult to do the trick that is usually done in these cases. “He does not release names”, they repeat in the environment of the president.
Thus, after the Casa Rosada denied the dance of names that was unleashed last week, in which the Secretary for Strategic Affairs was mentioned, Gustavo Beliz; the ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli, the Minister of Security of Santa Fe, German Montenegro; and even a castling of Sabina FredericFrom Security to Defense, no names were added to the list again.
As Clarín said, Aníbal Fernández was driven by a sector, but the government emphatically denied it. “One of Alberto comes out (for Rossi), one of Alberto comes in”, is the logic that they repeat, meanwhile, in the presidential environment. Due to profile, specific weight and unavoidable reference in Cristina Kirchner, the controller of the Río Turbio Carboniferous Reservoir would not fit into this requirement.
In any case, the question also hovers: what does it mean to be Alberto’s? After all, Rossi is – even after the blow he received in the Santa Fe closing – an unconditional of the vice. And the President himself was in charge on several occasions to clarify that he does not want “albertism” but “opposite todism.” In this context, as Clarín learned from well-informed sources, during the weekend from Quinta de Olivos someone asked for the curriculum of Alfredo Forti, former secretary of International Affairs of the Ministry of Defense under the management of Nilda Garré. They say he has good ties at the Center for Legal and Social Studies.