True to his confrontational and militant style, actor Pablo Echarri said on Monday that he would refuse to fight for a political position, despite the fact that Jorge Ferraresi, Minister of Territorial Development and Habitat – on leave as Mayor of Avellaneda – would try to tempt him to be his successor in the Buenos Aires party.
“No, not close. Jorge has been a mayor of the best, if not the best, in the history of Avellaneda“, he assured in radio statements to AM 750.
He highlighted his management “in housing matters, in everything that has to do with the sustainability of the municipality and in cultural matters.” And he maintained: “I have a taste for politics, it is a magnificent tool to change the reality of the people “.
Even so, Echarri said that this is not the time to join a political party project to be a public official: “Because I have a lot to do,” he explained.
Regarding how he sees the next elections, at the Frente de Todos y Juntos, Echarri said that “they are two completely different proposals“.
“The Front of All is carrying out a very large development and expansion issue. Of course. The pandemic is complicating it and causing progress and setbacks. I am sure that when the pandemic disappears, or in some way decreases to a higher level than we are now, many of the measures taken by the Government will generate an expansion in labor matters and in the perception of income “, he analyzed.
On the other hand, he sees an opposition “with an impossibility of being able to use solid management arguments, because they have only recently had a disastrous“.
“They are immersed in an internal fight and an attempt to attrition the adversary with lies and with tools that the ruling party does not use. The best that the ruling party can do is keep silent and let those internal oppositions within the same opposition continue to happen, “he shot.
Also, about figures like Facundo Manes o Martín Tetaz, questioned: “How can being apolitical be a value when entering politics”.
“On the contrary, it should be a very red traffic light coming on and that it should alert a lot to whoever is going to cast the vote, “he said.
President Alberto Fernández and Jorge Ferraresi. Photo file.
Ferraresi and the controversy over the wastelands
The Minister of Housing, Territorial Development and Habitat was the promoter of a controversial law that enables the expropriation of unused land in Avellaneda and it was approved by the Deliberative Council of the locality with the votes of the Frente de Todos.
With 16 votes in favor, 6 against and its endorsement, the controversial ordinance was approved in Avellaneda that establishes that the owners of land in that district must build in them yes or yes within a period of eight years or the lot may be expropriated.
In that time, in addition, they will have a sharp increase in taxes as long as they are barren. Ferraresi, who joined Alberto Fernández’s cabinet upon leaving the quartermaster of that district, promoted the regulation.
After knowing this, Jorge Lanata denounced in the PPT Box program that Ferraresi himself is the owner of a vacant lot in the downtown area of Avellaneda, the party of which he is mayor with a license request.
Ferraresi, when he came out to defend the initiative, assured that “there is no neighbor of Avellaneda who has unbuilt land” and then told Clarín that “if the State keeps a piece of land it will be within the law, and paying what corresponds“.
The defense of Florencia Peña
Echarri said that the attack on his colleague for the private meeting he had with Alberto Fernández at Quinta de Olivos, in May 2020, has “a misogynistic imprint”.
“As if Florencia could not meet with the President. First by lying and alleging successive visits when in reality it was only one. Alleging as if it could not get together and if I did not have concerns to improve the entire cultural sector, “said the actor.
In addition, he assured that although Peña is not active in any specific entity “he was always very close when it comes to fighting the right to intellectual property “.
“I remember when the President went to see because the next day he talked to me“Echarri revealed.
He said that he offered his person or his name to try to get closer to the President, so that the different actors in the sector could tell them what the deficiencies were.
“Clearly, when Florencia got together with Alberto it had to do with put you a little up to date of how we were living in the cultural sector, and the audiovisual sector in particular, “he said.
And he insisted: “What is here is an attack that does not surprise me, I think scoundrel and misogynist“.
He also said that through the attack on the actress it’s about attacking the President.
“They are trying to give him some kind of nickname and they try to hit him on that side. I heard her and saw Florencia, and I thought her vehemence was very good. These things attack each other with force“, he defined.