Jorge Lanata revealed that the Government spent more than 15 million pesos in surveys during the coronavirus pandemic.
The journalist assured it in Journalism for All, in Box format, within the framework of his traditional Sunday night monologue.
“The government is concerned about its image and about the elections and has been hiring pollsters like crazy. Do you know who is in charge of these procedures? (Santiago) Cafierito. The good news of all is that they found something for him to do … “, said Lanata in reference to the chief of the Cabinet of ministers.
According to Journalism for All, from the middle of last year until today the Government hired five different consultants and in the last days of June it opened the hiring of a sixth.
“In total, more than 15 million pesos were spent on surveys, always during the pandemic. And obviously that the money is from the State, not from the Front of All or the PJ. They use silver from all Argentines to measure themselves, “said the PPT host.
He continued: “In May of this year a contract of 1 million and a half pesos was awarded to the consulting firm of Analía del Franco. And if nothing strange happens or they regret because we are sending them to the front today, there is another one about to be awarded for the consulting firm Gustavo Córdoba y Asociados. “
This last order, Lanata said, is for 1,200,000 pesos to do online surveys in Córdoba, Mendoza and Santa Fe.
“Look at what a coincidence – Lanata ironed – they are precisely three of the five provinces in which they lost against Juntos por el Cambio in the 2019 elections.”
The Government confirmed this Sunday 8,850 new cases and another 281 deaths from coronavirus in Argentina. In this way, the country reached 4,647,948 infections detected and the 98,781 deaths since the beginning of the global health crisis.
At a global level, taking the statistics accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic, Argentina remains in the eighth place in the countries with the highest number of infected and in the eleventh among the nations with the most fatal cases.