The President of the Republic Alberto Fernández asked the Minister of Development of the Nation to resign this Saturday, Matthias Kulfasdue to some controversial statements that the portfolio would have issued the day before, in which Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and all political allies are targeted.
Earlier, the former president of the country published a message on her Twitter account to condemn the alleged attack in OFF spread by the office of the Ex minister Matthias Kulfaswhom he accused of “lying in his statements” and “not showing his face when making them”.
“Very unjust and, above all, very painful that this type of attack is carried out by officials of the government of the Frente de Todos. Worst of all: without showing their faces, in voiceover, lying and using journalists. With errors and successes, I I always spoke and acted upfront. It’s painful,” the vice president wrote on Twitter, clearly referring to the Matthias Kulfas.
According to what was reported by the local media, the alleged statements in OFF that led to the dismissal of Kulfas would be related to a package of tenders put together by ENARSA (Energía Argentina Sociedad Anónima) to accelerate the purchase of new materials and advance in the construction of the gas pipeline. Nestor Kirchner.
Apparently, the aforementioned document suggests that “supposed cristinista officials” had put together a bidding folder “in the best Techint style” to request more budget and buy new construction materials. Quite serious accusations that both ENARSA and the vice president’s office have vigorously rejected.
Fernández’s words after the dismissal
Kulfas’ removal from office was announced just an hour after the head of government published a Twitter message to criticize the alleged leak of the information in OFF, which he described as “badly intentioned and unfounded.” Likewise, Fernández came out in defense of the vice president and condemned that “government officials use these tactics to discredit other public officials of the Frente de Todos.”
“It is ethically reprehensible to speak in OFF to the detriment of the other. That is how I have always expressed it publicly. I do not endorse these procedures and I share the discomfort expressed by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,” the president remarked in his message, a clear criticism of the authors of the controversy.
Likewise, Fernández spoke in defense of the ENARSA board, whom he described as “qualified personnel” and “great moral integrity.”
At the moment, the authorities of the Federal Government have not confirmed the name of who will be the successor of Matías Kulfas at the head of the Development portfolio, but it is estimated that the information will be revealed in the next few hours.