Less than a month remains for Argentina to elect its new president and Macri is trying to strengthen his campaign and reverse the results of the primary elections
President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri. / Via REUTERS
LatinAmerican Post | Marcela Peñaloza
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Leer en español: #SíSePuede", Macri no se da por vencido
The results of the primary elections in Argentina, last August, left a strengthened Alberto Fernández and a relegated and with few possibilities Mauricio Macri. However, the current president does not give up yet and on Saturday, September 28, he called and attended a first march of 30 events with the message "Yes, we can."
Argentina's economic situation and the crisis in which citizens have been plunged have debuted Macri's promises. The president has had to face the creditors and his displeased countrymen by controlling the peso and renegotiating the debt.
Today, according to Reuters, Argentina has 50% inflation and poverty is increasing. That is why to try to get the victory on October 27, Macri must implement measures that help solve the crisis and propose strategies that bring the third economy of Latin America afloat .
On Twitter, the president published a series of tweets in which he proposes to reduce taxes, increase jobs and close the gap between what the employer earns and what the employee receives.
No taxes for one year
Macri proposes to "eliminate for one year the labor taxes paid by employers for new jobs created and reduce the burden by half in the second year." In other words, those entrepreneurs who generate employment and maintain the current ones would receive this tax benefit.
Menos impuestos para crear más trabajo. Esta mañana hicimos la primera de las propuestas de campaña: eliminar durante un año los impuestos al trabajo que pagan los empleadores por los nuevos empleos creados y reducir la carga a la mitad en el segundo año.— Mauricio Macri (@mauriciomacri) 30 de septiembre de 2019
Macri points out that Argentines would not be finding work due to the high costs of job creation. According to Macri, "Argentina is the country in the region with the most gap between what the employer pays and what the employee receives. Two million people look for work and fail, partly because of the high costs of hiring. More than a third of workers are informal. "
Argentina es el país de la región con más brecha entre lo que paga el empleador y lo que recibe el empleado. Dos millones de personas buscan trabajo y no consiguen, en parte por los altos costos de contratar. Más de un tercio de los trabajadores son informales.— Mauricio Macri (@mauriciomacri) 30 de septiembre de 2019
Macri's tweets reveal that his proposal is to bet on a labor model that helps workers get ahead as companies grow.
Generar trabajo es la única forma genuina de salir de la pobreza. Vamos por un sistema laboral moderno y simple que ayude a los trabajadores a conseguir trabajo formal y a las empresas a crecer.— Mauricio Macri (@mauriciomacri) 30 de septiembre de 2019
In the days that remain to define the new president, it will be necessary to see if Macri is able to shorten the advantage that Fernández has over him or if the primary results will be repeated.