De Narváez: "Argentineans" yearn for change is unstoppable"

29/04/2010

http://assets.fundacionfaes.org/prensa/2010/04/CEIF_30042010W1.jpg! He showed his solidarity with the journalists "who work under the Government"s pressure" Garc?a-Legaz: "The new Argentinean Government will emerge from the joining-together of the opposition against the Kirchners" Hirschfeld: "The 2011 Elections stand as the opportunity to set the country back on the track of normality and stability" Jos? Mar?a Aznar will meet with Francisco De Narv?ez at FAES offices, next Monday, May 3 /30.04.2010/ The Centre for Latin American Studies of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES) has met today in Madrid for the debate "Argentina: A Look to the Future". The discussion featured the Argentinean national MP and opposition leader Francisco de Narv?ez, who stressed that "the yearning for change of the Argentineans of today is completely unstoppable". De Narva?z will be received by the president of FAES, Jos? Mar?a Aznar, next Monday May 3. The meeting was also attended by Jaime Garc?a-Legaz, secretary-general of FAES; Alberto Carnero, director of the International Department; and Guillermo Hirschfeld, coordinator of Latin American Programmes; and more than 70 participants from over 16 different countries. Very critical of Cristina Kirchner"s Government, which he accused of having taken "the wrong direction, thinking that the ideological opponent is the enemy", Francisco De Narv?ez declared that "when a Government starts thinking this way, we have a serious problem", before expressing his solidarity with the "Argentinean journalists, who work under the Government"s pressure". The MP for the province of Buenos Aires also analysed the economic and social situation of Argentina in very hard terms, saying that "half the families are aware that neither them nor their children will be able to advance in life; and a country cannot be built without some hope of progress". In this sense, he said the yearning for change of Argentinean people was "completely unstoppable", and rejected interventionist policies "which divert us from the road to improvement". During the meeting, De Narv?ez described the general lines of a future government programme, which would improve institutional quality; advance the federal model ?"federal Kirchnerism means they have the money and you have to go to Buenos Aires to ask for it" he remarked?; make a bid for education and security; develop a production model focusing on work and full employment, according to him "the best distributor of wealth"; and restore "with a statesman vision" Argentina"s position as an investment market for Spain. A PROGRAMME FOR FREEDOM Jaime Garc?a-Legaz stated that "Argentina needs a new Government, and it will emerge from the opposition to the Kirchners, joining together around a programme inspired by freedom, honesty and market-based economy". "De Narv?ez embodies those good government ideas needed by the country" he declared. Garc?a-Legaz also remarked that the current Argentinean Government "seems interested in promoting social tension in order to have some chance of winning the next elections". Likewise, Guillermo Hirschfeld, referred to the "great opportunity" that next year"s presidential and gubernatorial elections mean for Argentina, a "challenge to choose sensible policies that set the country back on the track of normality, stability and institutionalism". "If we play our cards well, the future will be marked by growth and the longed-for poverty reduction" he said. BICENTENNARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE With regard to the bicentenary of the commencement of the independence process in Argentina, which will be celebrated in May, Hirschfeld said we are at "a good moment to remind ourselves of the value of democratic constitutionalism, representative democracy and the freedoms present at the inception of the Latin American nations". Established as an observatory for political, economic and social analysis of Latin America, the Centre for Latin American Studies comprehends more than 30 experts representing over ten countries. At their regular meetings in Madrid they try to generate ideas to improve the situation in Latin America and to tighten bonds with universities, think tanks, and political parties from both sides of the Atlantic.