Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillof, following his re-election with a 45% voter backing, has convened Peronist mayors of the province to strategize against policies announced by President-elect Javier Milei. Amid fears of halted public projects and reduced federal funding allocation, the possibility of seeking external financing was considered to ensure the effective operation of the provincial government.
Anticipating an Unprecedented Scenario
The reconstitution of Kicillof's team and the formation of a new opposition force after the fall of Peronism at the national level have become pivotal. In the heart of the provincial government, a grim picture is emerging, warning that the austerity program could pose extraordinary challenges. Kicillof is faced with designing an action model that appeals to the majority while containing various internal currents during the uncertain obstacles of La Libertad Avanza's government.
Meeting with PJ Mayors
Approximately 80 elected mayors will discuss a common strategy with Kicillof in the face of an unprecedented scenario, with a national government of a different political sign. It is also likely that a group of municipal chiefs will continue their journey to the City of Buenos Aires to meet with the Minister of Economy and former presidential candidate for UxP, Sergio Massa.
Financial Challenges Ahead
Meanwhile, in Santa Cruz, Governor-elect Claudio Vidal joined his counterparts from all provinces warning of the financial difficulties facing their regions between Alberto Fernández's government's end and Javier Milei's arrival. The province finds itself at a financial crossroads, and the ability to manage this situation has become crucial. Strategically deferred commitments designed by Alicia Kirchner's administration add to the burden of an already tight budget. The uncertainty surrounding these financial commitments highlights the need for efficient and strategic management by the new government.
In response to the upcoming challenges posed by the new administration, Kicillof has sent a bill to reinforce the province's financing capacity. Buenos Aires province faces the prospect of a Peronist administration at the provincial level and a Milei-Macri alliance at the national level.