2019 opening of regular sessions of the National Congress of Argentina

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2019 opening of regular sessions of the National Congress of Argentina
Macri en el senado, 2019.jpg
President Mauricio Macri delivers his speech.
DateMarch 1, 2019 (2019-03-01)
VenueNational Congress of Argentina
LocationBuenos Aires
TypeOpening of regular sessions of the National Congress of Argentina
ParticipantsMauricio Macri

The 2019 opening of regular sessions of the National Congress of Argentina took place on March 1, 2018. It was a speech delivered by president Mauricio Macri at the National Congress of Argentina.

Contents and delivery[edit]

Economy[edit]

Mauricio Macri acknowledged that the economy was not doing well, and attributed it to the 2018 capital flight, the drought that reduced the soy exports, and the Notebook scandal. He also pointed that inflation decreased and that 700,000 new jobs were created.[1]

Crime[edit]

Mauricio Macri pointed a bill to amend the Penal Code of Argentina, considering that the current one would be outdated and of limited use. He also proposed to reduce the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 15 years. He also praised the work of his government against crime and illegal drug trade.[2]

Responses[edit]

The opposing legislators placed banners in protest at their seats. Kirchnerite legislators used banners proposing the hashtag "Hay otro camino" (Spanish: "There is another way"), in reference to the 2019 Argentine general election. Left wing parties used their banners to protest the IMF loan, the firings at some firms, and the role of the United States in the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Las claves económicas del discurso de Macri" [The economy keys in the Macri speech] (in Spanish). La Nación. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Mariano Obarrio (March 1, 2019). "Macri ratificó que la pelea contra la inseguridad será eje de la campaña" [Macri ratified that the fight against insecurity will be a hot topic of the presidential campaign] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "De HayOtroCamino a las críticas contra el FMI: los carteles en las bancas frente a Mauricio Macri en el Congreso" [From HayOtroCamino to criticism to the IMF: the banners in the legislator seats before Mauricio Macri] (in Spanish). La Nación. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.

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