This Wednesday, INDEC announced that it would postpone the publication of inflation data for April to “respect the electoral ban” in five provinces, where the governor will be elected. After the opposition sparked a controversy, the authorities finally backed down.

Marco Lavagna, director of the Institute, justified the measure so as not to coincide with the provincial elections in La Pampa, San Juan, Salta, Tucumán and Tierra del Fuego. That is why he proposed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) be released on Monday the 15th and not on Friday the 12th as had been scheduled at the beginning of the year.

This controversy became a trend on social networks, where politicians assured that it was a manipulation maneuver. Both Mario Negri and Patricia Bullrich shared their views on Twitter and showed their anger.