According to the news in Argentina ‘s official news agency TELAM, Minister of Interior Wado de Pedro, Minister of Justice Martin Soria, Minister of Science and Technology Roberto Salvarezza, Minister of Environment Juan Cabandie and Minister of Culture Tristan Bauer presented their resignation letters to President Alberto Fernandez.
The closeness of the resigning ministers to former Argentine President and current Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has led to comments that disagreements are beginning to arise within the government.
In the parliamentary primary elections held in Argentina on September 12, the candidates of the Together for Change (Juntos por el Cambio) alliance formed by the opposition block received more votes than the candidates of the Everybody’s Front (Frente de Todos) alliance, which was formed by parties close to the government.
With the election held last Sunday, Argentines determined the candidates to compete in the parliamentary elections to be held on November 14, 2021, in which 127 of the 257 members of the House of Representatives and 24 of the 72 members of the Senate will be elected.
Although the opposition’s candidates received more votes than the government’s candidates in the elections, it did not affect the election results, but it was interpreted that the public’s opinion shifted from the elected government to the opposition, which received more than 50 percent of the votes in 2019.
President Fernandez said that after the fall in the vote rate of the alliance he led in the elections, the support of the people decreased due to the mistakes of the government and this would be compensated.
In Argentina, PASO elections, which stands for “primary, open, simultaneous and compulsory elections”, have been held before each election since 2009.
Although PASO is held to nominate candidates, these elections offer political parties the opportunity to anticipate the political tendency of the people at the ballot box.