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Argentina: Under negotiations in Congress, the omnibus law, drawn up by Javier Miley, lost half of its articles  world

Argentina: Under negotiations in Congress, the omnibus law, drawn up by Javier Miley, lost half of its articles world

Confrontation between demonstrators and police in the square outside the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires – Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP

However, some of the major changes introduced by the law have not yet been removed.

Government supporters constitute a minority in the Council, and in order to approve part of the measures, it is necessary to negotiate with centrist deputies. After approval of the text among deputies, the project goes to the Senate, where the government also does not have a majority.

One of these challenges is the centralization of power in the hands of the executive (so-called “devolved powers”), albeit with major changes. According to La Nacion newspaper, the most important of them are the following:

  • Duration of “delegated powers”: Originally, Miley wanted to be able to dispense with legislative authority on various issues for two years, extendable for another two years. This period was changed to one year, extendable for a second year.
  • Topics. The new president wanted the “delegated colleges” to include subjects relating to defence, social and health policy. Questions associated with all of these topics have been removed. Economic, financial, tariff, energy, financial and administrative issues remain.

The security part of the omnibus law is in danger of collapsing completely, according to La Nacion. Another important issue for Milley that could be defeated is the ability to take on new debt without consulting Congress.

According to the newspaper, Miley told his ministers that he did not want any further changes to the project, but government representatives were still negotiating issues related to privatization.

Confrontations abroad

On both days, social organizations and left-wing parties demonstrated outside Congress to demand the rejection of the proposals. The streets surrounding the Congress building were taken over.

Clashes occurred between demonstrators and police officers. On Thursday, leftist MPs left the plenary session due to the repression of the demonstrators. The debate continued even without the presence of these representatives in the House of Representatives.

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