The political thread does not take vacations, it is a common leitmotif that arises from circles close to officials in summer times. Perhaps like no other year, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, that phrase ceases to be relative and achieves precision. January 2021 will be remembered, among other aspects, as the month in which the red circle took refuge with its intimates, prioritized family life and it avoided, to a greater extent, the atypical season of the Atlantic Coast.
President Alberto Fernández lowered a clear order at the end of last year, almost identical to that of December 2019, when he had just assumed: “Don’t take a vacation”. The message He pointed to the cabinet, which in times of health crisis due to the pandemic and a complex horizon in economic terms will have to leave the opportunity to spend the summer for another occasion.
The head of state took a few days last weekend, at the Chapadmalal residence, in Mar del Plata, with his partner Fabiola Yáñez, inA helicopter trip that was made headlines by the presence of a third member: Dylan, the President’s dog, who had his “baptism flight”. Yáñez uploaded the photo to his account Instagram and even replied to some users who questioned the trip as appropriate, in the middle of the pandemic.
Who is on rest is former president Mauricio Macri, at his home in the country Cumelén, in Villa La Angostura, where he spends his summers since he left power, and even used it as the venue for more than one meeting with officials in times when he was president.
Macri will stay there until the end of January, along with his wife Juliana Awada, their daughter Antonia and family and friends in common. As with Yáñez, the former first lady is the one who usually shares photos of their stay through her account InstagramAlthough the former president did not appear portrayed in the latest publications.
Cristina Kirchner January is spending in El Calafate, a classic of each year, and awaiting the resumption of legislative activity in the Senate. In recent weeks he made a public appearance, such as a visit to a bakery in the town of Santa Cruz. The owner of the place took a photo with her and thanked her on Facebook for visiting “Membrillar Pastelería”.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, on a visit to a pastry shop in El Calafate.
María Eugenia Vidal, away from public service but active in the electoral political assembly in the face of the legislative elections in August and October, chose to vacation in two different sessions, always with her partner, the journalist Enrique Sacco. First, the former Buenos Aires governor se went on vacation with his children and Sacco, for 10 days, to Pinamar, destination classic for the journalist, who repeated this season, like the previous one, with Vidal.
But in the last hours, this time alone, they traveled to Bariloche to spend another four days Rest. Close to the former provincial chief they assure that, after the trip, Vidal will resume the activity of the last months, participating in virtual and face-to-face meetings with other referents of Together for Change.
In tune with the descent of the national line, andGovernor Axel Kicillof He also does not take vacations, beyond a specific visit to the Coast because he is the provincial authority in charge. Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, head of the City Government, does not have time to rest either. The constant challenge of stopping Covid-19 at the AMBA demands exclusivity from both.
Elisa Carrió and Patricia Bullrich, two prominent representatives in the opposition, opted for rest in their homes. In the case of Carrió, as always, in Exaltación de la Cruz, in the province of Buenos Aires, where she intends to be a candidate this year. There, precisely, he received the PRO leader, who spent a few days at the beginning of the month in the town of The Awnings, where his family has a field, but quickly resumed his political role. He has just traveled to the Atlantic Coast, but not on vacation, but to present his book “Guerra sin cuartel”, in coastal points like Cariló, Pinamar, Villa Gesell and Mar del Plata, from Wednesday to Sunday.
Margarita Stolbizer, meanwhile, spends her days off at her home in Castelar, in the province of Buenos Aires.
Chinstrap and distancing for Patricia Bullrich and Elisa Carrió, in Exaltación de la Cruz
From the ruling party, who does maintain the tradition of spending the summer in Pinamar is Sergio Massa, the head of the Chamber of Deputies. Although this year, due to his parliamentary activity, he only does it on weekends, when you enjoy a time at sea with your family, and with strict protocol for the Covid-19.
In the case of the judges, two referents of the Supreme Court such as Horacio Rosatti and Ricardo Lorenzetti, andligen spend your rest in Santa Fe, province from which they are native, although attentive to what happens in Buenos Aires and how the coverage of the guards plays during the judicial fair.