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G20: What Will Peronism Be Up To During the Summit?

Cristina Kirchner and Sergio Massa will not; Daniel Scioli and Juan Urtubey will

By | [email protected] | November 28, 2018 5:09pm

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With the G20 Leaders Summit around the corner, the spotlight focuses on the Macri administration’s officials interaction with the world leaders that have already began arriving in Argentina. But at the same time, the question about what the main opposition leaders (mostly Peronists) will be doing during these consequential days understandably arises.

La Nación reached out to most of them and put up a comprehensive list detailing who will be attending G20-related or adjacent events, and who will not.

(Spoiler alert! Former President Cristina Kirchner will not be involved in any event, unfortch.)

Will Be Attending:

  • Salta Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey will be part of a panel called “Investing in Argentina: the Road Ahead,” that will take place today at the Alvear Hotel. Treasury and Finance Minister Nicolás Dujovne will also be in attendance.
  • Former Presidential candidate and Deputy Daniel Scioli will attend the reception of Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte.
  • Senator Miguel Ángel Pichetto will meet with officials of the Chinese and Italian delegations. Might attend the gala dinner that will take place at the Teatro Colón on Friday night.

Will Not Attending:

  • Former President Cristina Kirchner will stay in her house in El Calafate and will not attend the inauguration of Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Saturday either. In a letter to the future president, she explained she could not be present for “different circumstances” but said she hoped “for the beginning of a new era with more rights and equality for all Mexicans.”
  • Leader of the Partido Justicialista (Peronist) caucus in the Lower House, Pablo Kosiner was invited to the gala at the Colón, but will not attend.
  • Head of thePartido Justicialista (Peronist) and Deputy José Luis Gioja was invited to the gala dinner, but does not know whether he will be able to attend because he “is not being able to get plane tickets” from his native province to Buenos Aires.
  • Frente Renovador Leader Sergio Massa was not invited to any events, so he will be having meetings with members of his economic team.
  • Leftist Workers Front members Nicolás Del Caño and Myriam Bregman will not only not attend any event, but take part in the protest against the summit on Friday. “These are the powers that lead the IMF and today impose a new and historical looting against the popular majorities,” Del Caño said about the summit.

What will you be doing?