Sergio Massa and Fernando Iglesias met this Tuesday in the Chamber of Deputies. It wasn’t with yelling or complaining; this time there were jokes and laughter. It is that the deputy of Together for Change was wrong at the time of voting on the pension formula and the president of the precinct He took the opportunity to joke: “For me, the deputy Máximo Kirchner convinced him.”
After the deputies voted, Massa was smiling. “As God sometimes gives us special moments …”, began the referent of the Frente de Todos, awakening the first laughter and the first applause among the audience.
“You know that throughout the year I have suffered the misconduct of deputy Fernando Iglesias. And God has given me a unique moment “Massa continued, already with a smile on his face.
“For me that the deputy Máximo Kirchner convinced him in the speech, because he has to rectify the meaning of his vote, “said the former mayor of Tigre.
Sergio Massa joked with Fernando Iglesias in the Chamber of Deputies. Photo Capture Deputies TV
The camera erupted in applause and laughter. Behind his chinstrap, Máximo Kirchner couldn’t contain his laughter. And Iglesias himself smiled, leaning in his chair, and put a hand to his heart as a way of responding to Massa’s joke.
After announcing that Rubén Manzi (Civic Coalition) also had to correct his election, the President of the Deputies addressed Iglesias directly: “But I am going to give the floor to Congressman Fernando Iglesias first to rectify the meaning of his vote.” And with a knowing look he remarked: “Just so that you can rectify the meaning of your vote, I ask you please!”
Iglesias’ response was not far behind: “I was moved by so many truths that I heard. I have to rectify, my vote is negative. “
Seconds later, Manzi joined in the joke: “The attempt to become a convert it was not fruitful. My vote is negative. “
Fernando Iglesias responded with a smile to Sergio Massa’s chicane in the Chamber of Deputies. Photo Capture Deputies TV
Thus ended a debate that had moments of high tension. With 132 votes in favor and 119 against, deputies approved the official project to adjust pensions, which had already received half a sanction in the Senate.
The project foresees a new pension formula that will update the assets and associated regimes every three months. This formula will translate into an increase in pensions only if wages and revenue rise above inflation.
At the closing of the deputies’ speeches, Máximo Kirchner and Mario Negri starred in a very tough crossing.
The head of the Juntos por el Cambio interblock showed a stone, to remember the “14 tons” of stones that the then opposition threw in 2017 to protest against the project promoted by the government of Mauricio Macri.
Kirchner, meanwhile, exhibited rubber bullets to commemorate the repression that occurred in the vicinity of Congress three years ago.