This Thursday, April 27, María Eugenia Vidal visited the Córdoba Stock Exchange to participate in the 29th edition of the Balance of the Argentine Economy prepared by the Institute of Economic Research. Within this framework, the current deputy of the Nation referred to the current situation of the country and the changes that she considers necessary to achieve a significant improvement in Argentina.

In principle, the referent of the Pro assured that in the last forty years of democracy in our country there has been great political stability thanks to the fact that the idea that when something does not work out it is necessary to resort to a coup d’état was banished: “No political force even thinks of such a scenario”. However, Vidal assured that “These forty years have brought us neither progress nor well-being. That is the great debt of these four decades that we are celebrating this year.”

“Never, in any government, less than 25% of Argentines were poor”

Mary Eugenia Vidal

In this context, the Pro deputy stated that it is not enough for a government to change its political sign, nor is it enough to beat Kirchnerismo “What needs to be changed is much deeper, it is a system. A system that promoted inequalities and privileges to the detriment of transparency, competition and merit”. Along the same lines, Vidal explained what is the economic program that she considers most optimal to get out of this situation. Regarding this point, the leader explained: “To have less than 1% inflation, the recipes have been similar: disclosure of relative prices, reduction of public spending, the need for a single exchange rate, structural reforms: a labor, pension and tax reform”.

On the other hand, Vidal referred to the deterioration of human capital “Today, out of every 100 children who start primary school, only 16 finish secondary school knowing that they need language and mathematics. And only 20% of Argentines have a university degree” Regarding this point, the president assured that there is a strong deterioration of the educational system and affirmed that it is even more serious than what is thought. “There is no educational reform, there are twenty-four, the change we have to make in education is more difficult than in the economy because there are twenty-four reforms,” sentenced.

Later, the deputy spoke about trade unionism in our country and in this regard said: “These four years served to expose the complicit silence. I wonder what legitimacy these representatives will have to obstruct from day one.” He also assured that in Argentina, formal registered employment has not been generated for 11 years and that only 2 out of 10 Argentines have a formal job. In addition to this, he stated that “This government is going to take the sad achievement that for the first time a formal worker is poor”.

Finally, María Eugenia Vidal referred to the issue of dollarization, an issue that was booming in our country after the economist and libertarian national deputy Javier Milei stated that this method was “the only viable recipe” to reduce the rise in prices in Argentina. In reference to this matter, Vidal expressed: “The discussion on dollarization does not have to distract us from what is important: fiscal balance. I do not believe that dollarization by itself is the most appropriate. I believe that a set of reforms and an economic program must be made that can be sustained in time, for Argentina to improve its macro and, therefore, create conditions to improve its micro”.