Although without an important agenda – agreements, especially – the Senate was preparing to meet this Thursday. But almost on the hour, there were instructions by Cristina Kirchner from postpone the session until next week.
The delay is due to the fact that in this Thursday’s session the resignation of the outgoing Jorge Taiana, who assumes this Tuesday as Defense Minister, should be accepted. And a posteriori should swear the new senator who will occupy the former chancellor’s seat.
But the matter could not be easily resolved. It is that the first substitute on the Citizen Unity ballot of 2017 – it is for which she was elected Cristina Kirchner in 2017- is Juliana Di Tullio, a Kirchnerist from black palate who currently occupies a seat on the Banco Provincia board of directors.
Cristina Kiirchner, president of the Senate.
The departure of Di Tullio from Bapro appeared problematic because the ruling party would lose with his resignation the quorum in the entity’s board of directors.
And the new director must be appointed by the Buenos Aires Chamber of Senators, where Juntos por el Cambio has most.
Faced with this scenario, between the night of this Monday and this Tuesday, the possibility that Hector Recalde, a historical labor lawyer and former president of the Front for the Victory of Deputies, would take over as Taiana’s replacement.
Negotiations in the Province
But the political decision, said the sources consulted, is for Di Tullio to take over. Therefore, the administration of Governor Axel Kicillof must resolve his replacement in the BAPRO board of directors during the next week.
In the midst of versions that the provincial government has already carried out polls in the block of Together for the Change of the Upper House of the Province, in the governorate they told Clarion that “If the decision is for him to take over (Di Tullio), the BAPRO thing will be solved. “
And they added: “We see no problem in that. “
With 41 members, the Frente de Todos bloc in the Senate has a majority and its own quorum to hold sessions.
The inclination for Di Tullio, despite the fact that it costs the government of the Province a negotiation with the opposition, It is due to a political issue.