Lacalle Pou defended the social security reform and launched a veiled criticism of the plebiscite

Lacalle Pou defended the social security reform and launched a veiled criticism of the plebiscite

President Luis Lacalle Pou defended the social security reform that sanctioned his government and launched a veiled criticism of the Wide Front and to PIT-CNT for him plebiscite against the law, pointing out that “certainties must be given, because the future of the retirements is at stake.”

In his speech before the General Assembly, The president did not miss the opportunity to refer to what the ruling party considers a great management milestone and, although he maintained that “the political arena” does not correspond to him in the run-up to the 2024 elections, he asked himself: “What is going to be done with the retirement of the Uruguayans?”

“We can discuss what the political cost was. I remember a meeting with legislators from the Coalition and I told them that the only cost was not doing a reform after talking for so many years about its urgency,” he said. Lacalle Pou in it Parliament.

In a message to the union headquarters and the internal opposition, he added: “The political arena is not my responsibility, but here we must provide certainty, because the future of retirements is at stake.” “Everyone, to a greater or lesser extent, thinks about retirement when they start working. There was time, ideas and opportunity to contribute,” the president questioned and asked himself: “What is going to be done with the retirement of Uruguayans?”

A message within the Broad Front

Thus, Lacalle Pou threw a dart at the plebiscite that promotes the PIT-CNT against social security reform, but it is also a shot by elevation against the Broad Front, at a time when some of their representatives did not comment on whether or not they would sign the measure.

Until now, the only important leader who sealed her membership was the mayor of Montevideo and presidential candidate, Carolina Cosse. When announcing his decision, he maintained that “it is a bad law” and called for “a deep process of social dialogue” to modify it.

However, its main competitor internally, Yamandu Orsi, expressed his opposition by pointing out that it does not seem convenient to “eliminate the AFAP”, although he was in favor of changing some aspects.

It is not the only contrary position within the opposition space, since the senator and pre-candidate Mario Bergara He anticipated that he does not plan to sign the ballot, while neither would the president of the FA, Fernando Pereira.

What is the PIT-CNT proposal?

The PIT-CNT ballot, whose collection of signatures is progressing steadily, proposes as a first measure that the retirement age is 60 years old, while establishing that “no retirement or pension may be less than the value of the minimum salary national”.

At the same time, it proposes the end of the AFAPs, since it postulates that “the individual savings systems with a retirement destination.” At the same time, it establishes that they must end their activities within a maximum period of two years, “counted from the entry into force of this reform.”

Faced with this, both the government and specialists anticipated that the impact of an eventual approval of the plebiscite would trigger the fiscal deficit, while it could lead to an increase in taxes, lawsuits against the State and other harmful consequences for the economy.

Source: Ambito

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