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Argentina's Opposition Coalition Juntos por el Cambio: A Future in Flux

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Argentina's Opposition Coalition Juntos por el Cambio: A Future in Flux

Argentina's opposition coalition, Juntos por el Cambio, stands at the precipice of uncertainty, grappling with internal divisions and strategizing its role in the face of the new government led by Javier Milei. The coalition's future appears intertwined with the Liga de Gobernadores, a group of influential elected governors who have gained substantial clout throughout the electoral process.

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Power Play in Congress

The Liga de Gobernadores aims to wield their consolidated power in Congress, particularly in forming legislative blocs, to either bolster or obstruct the incoming government's initiatives. A notable resistance emerges from a faction within the UCR (Unión Cívica Radical), with the Evolución group striving to distance themselves from the PRO (Propuesta Republicana) and La Libertad Avanza parties, carving out an independent opposition trajectory.

(Read Also: Milei’s Team Member Meets Buenos Aires Governor in a Political First)

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Negotiations and Counteractions

The Liga de Gobernadores is gearing up for negotiations with Milei's government, harnessing their power to approve or reject projects, especially those pertaining to the privatization of YPF and the continuation of public works. Meanwhile, the UCR's internal conflicts between the Grupo Malbec faction and the current party leaders continue to simmer.

(Read Also: Argentina’s CGT Expresses Concern over New President’s Announcements)

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A Transition in Leadership

The UCR is anticipating the election of a new National Committee president on December 15, with Martín Lousteau touted as a potential successor to Gerardo Morales. However, the Evolución faction prioritizes their influence in Congress over committee leadership. The leadership of the UCR's congressional bloc is contested, with Facundo Manes and Rodrigo de Loredo as contenders. The party is also striving to maintain its senate leadership with Rodolfo Suárez or potentially shift alliances, with Maximiliano Abad as a potential ally.

As Juntos por el Cambio grapples with its electoral defeat and reduced Senate presence, the coalition is compelled to navigate its internal dynamics to establish a definitive opposition in the national political arena. Amidst the political turbulence, Argentina's future hangs in the balance, with the fate of Juntos por el Cambio playing a crucial role in shaping it.

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