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the Senate Commission receives the MEF and the debate begins

the Senate Commission receives the MEF and the debate begins
August 29, 2023 – 11:42

They will have to decide what to do with the claims of the Cabildo Abierto regarding the resources to the Military Hospital and the salaries of the soldiers.

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The Budget and Treasury Committee of the Senate receives the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) from today morning to begin discussing the allocation of resources for the last year of the government of Luis Lacalle Pou, conditioned by the claims of Town meeting.

Today begins the debate that has as points of tension the claims of Town meeting to those who promised a review, in exchange for voting in favor in the instance of Deputies. Once again, the rebel party of the Multicolor Coalition questioned his participation in the vote on the budget that will be available Luis Lacalle Pou during his last year in office.

In exchange for their votes, the rebel coalition party managed to agree that their claims regarding the text of the Accountability —500 million pesos that are destined to military salaries and the Military Hospital— be treated carefully in the Upper House, during the second part of the debate.

The presence of the Minister of Economy, Azucena Arbeleche, is expected by the leader of Town meeting, Guido Manini Rioswho assured his firmness against the demand for salary increases for soldiers and presented the need for them to review resources provided for other sectors.

The position of Lacalle Pou

After filing the claim for Town meeting – and his subsequent promise by Parliament to deal with the issue in High camera – The President of the Republic questioned the position of the party.

“Can’t be a part of ‘I want this and it is this’” and that everything is part of a negotiation. “Because, among other things, the coalition is made up of five parties, not two parties. So one thing is what you want Town meeting. And what does he want? Colorado party? And what does he want? independent party? And what does he want? People’s Party? And what does he want? National Party?”, explained the president at a press conference.

On the other hand, he assured that the power of Parliament to carry out the negotiations of the resources for next year and that it cannot intervene. “He Parliament is strictly independent, autonomous, to make certain changes that are within the Constitution, I do not suggest that they are outside as was the initial article that I had presented Town meeting”, he remarked Lacalle Pou.

Source: Ambito

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