Argentina replaces internal trade secretary in bid to curb inflation – MercoPress


Argentina replaces internal trade secretary in bid to curb inflation

Monday, October 11, 2021 – 09:22 UTC

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Feletti is loyal to CFK and must now curb inflation

Argentine President Alberto Fernández on Saturday reassigned Interior Trade Secretary Paula Español to other duties within the Interior Ministry and chose former national deputy Roberto Feletti to replace her, it was announced.

The presidential decision, in the opinion of many analysts, amounts to admitting that the fight against inflation has not worked.

According to a government statement, the new functions of Español will be to work to coordinate development strategies and projects at the federal level, which consider business creation, value addition, job creation and social roots. -productive. in all corners of the country.

??The President of the Nation has appointed Roberto Feletti to assume the functions of Secretary of Internal Trade within the framework of the Ministry of Productive Development,?? the statement continued.

Feletti, 63, is an accountant who served as secretary in the Senate of the province of Buenos Aires before rising to prominence as a television columnist alongside former vice president Amado Boudou. The Minister of Security, Aníbal Fernández, was also part of the show Caníbales on C5N.

Feletti also served as secretary of economy and finance for the municipality of La Matanza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, under mayor Verónica Magario, who is now deputy governor of the province of Buenos Aires.

Feletti was also deputy to the Ministry of National Economy under Boudou between 2009 and 2011 and is said to be very close to Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

??The world is not ruled by ideas. It requires a political plot, a series of agreements. If I complete the implementation of the infrastructure plan, I could reasonably tell the citizens to join me in voting to end the works??, said Feletti when he was vice president of Banco Nación in 2006.

Feletti was also a national deputy and during his term in Congress he chaired the Budget and Finance Committee.

Starting this week, Feletti will now attempt to rein in inflation as the government attempts to rebound from defeat in September’s mandatory, simultaneous, and open (PASO) primary elections.


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