Milei’s macro reform law passes its first parliamentary review

The Omnibus Law, the star project of Javier Milei’s executive branch, was generally approved this Friday in the Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Congress with 144 votes in favor and 109 against.

At the end of the third session of debate on this bill, the House of Commons broadly agreed with the majority opinion resulting from the work in the committees, although next Tuesday a vote must be held in particular on the articles, which have been reduced to 382, ​​​​a little more than half of what the original text contained (664).

The meeting was convened for Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. local time (5:00 p.m. GMT). After final approval of the articles, the “omnibus bill” would be sent to the Senate for review in the upper house.

President Milei’s party, La Libertad Avanza (far right), which has only 38 representatives, received the support of Propuesta Republicana (center-right) – the party of the former Argentine president. Mauricio Macrithe Radical Civic Union (center) and the majority of members of the Federal Coalition We Make.

The Peronist Union for the Homeland bloc, the Left and some deputies from provincial formations voted against the project.

The legal basis and starting points for the freedom of ArgentinesThe law, known as the “Omnibus Law” due to the number of articles and the scope of the proposed reforms, is the instrument with which the Milei executive wants to deregulate the economy and reduce the weight of the state.

The minority situation of the ruling right-wing extremist party and the resistance of some blocs to support certain measures led to the size of the text increasing from the original 664 articles to 584, as it remained after the plenary session of the commissions and after the abolition of the fiscal law In order to avoid disagreements with the To avoid opposition, the statement that reached the House of Commons contained 382 articles.

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Just an hour before the vote, Milei had called on MPs to show “responsibility and speed” in adopting the “consensus project” of the “omnibus law”, which has been debated in Congress for three days, and told them that they had the opportunity to demonstrate Which side of history do you want to be on?

“For months they accused us of being undemocratic because we exposed a political caste that only pursues its own interests. Today they have the opportunity to show which side of history they want to be on,” he said in a message published on his website social networks.

Outside Congress, social, political and trade union organizations are mobilizing against the ultra-liberal president’s accommodation policies, although no incidents like those on Wednesday or Thursday were recorded.

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