After another debate all-nighter in Congress, the Senate approved the bill that outlines paying the holdouts yesterday. And politicians have had no qualms sharing how they feel about it with the world.
Let’s look at some of the reactions, shall we?
Starting out with our favorite politician on social media, Federico Pinedo (remember, the guy who was President for 24 hours? Whom Frank Underwood saluted?), used the sassy hashtag #ChauDefault to express his feelings.
“It is fitting that [we should] recognize the responsibility and measure of Peronism in [aiding] leaving the default. This vote is a real obstacle to the vultures’ game.”
By this Pinedo was referring to the Victory Front (FpV) senators who voted in favor of the bill and cooperated with the government to do so — remember that the previous administration had vowed “never” to pay the vulture funds.
The rest of the government is, of course, celebrating along with Pinedo. Here’s Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay posting a photo of himself signing the law:
— Alfonso Prat-Gay (@alfonsopratgay) March 31, 2016
Un espanto, es mi calificación a los argumentos de los senadores para votar afirmativamente la legislación impuesta por los buitres…
— Aníbal Fernández (@FernandezAnibal) March 30, 2016
“The arguments used by senators to vote in favor of legislation imposed [on us] by the vulture funds are horrendous…”
Fernández also stated that “We will be paying the consequences for various generations.”
Last but not least, from outside the two opposing sides, Leftist Front (FIT) leader Nicolás del Caño tweeted that the approval of the bill proves his argument that Cambiemos and the FpV are not so different after all.
Gracias a los votos del bloque mayoritario, el del FPV, Macri logra la entrega a los buitres x 54 a 16 en el Senado. No tan distintos!!
— Nicolas del Caño (@NicolasdelCano) March 31, 2016
“Thanks to the votes from the FpV, the caucus with the majority [in the Senate], Macri achieves a deal with the ‘vultures’ in a 54 to 16 vote. [They’re] Not so different!!”
So yeah. #ChauDefault. But #WhatHappensNext?