Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Wednesday that the free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union shows that, with the path taken by his government three years ago, Argentines deserve to "live much better" than they have done so far.
"It will allow us to generate more work in Argentina, provide services to all," said Macri at the opening of a railway viaduct that runs through the city of Buenos Aires and its metropolitan area.
Before the presidential elections to be held on October 27, the president encouraged his compatriots not to resign themselves to proposals of the "past", in reference to their opposition rivals, the pre-candidate Alberto Fernández and his pre-candidate to vice president Cristina Fernández, exmandataria between 2007 and 2015.
"Resignation is not something that can be accepted, Argentines deserve to live much better than we have lived," he said.
The president considered that the pact with the EU is a "growth highway" and that "it is demonstrating" that Argentina can move forward with the current direction.
"It is an agreement that allows us to reciprocally commit to comply, to have clear rules of the game between both," he said.
In a context of economic crisis that Argentina has been dragging since mid-2018, with high inflation and devaluation of the local currency, Macri projected "greater and faster growth for the next 20 years".
"It is catching this that we have done, that cost us so much these three and a half years (…), when you see that the next one has the will to do, is not afraid to innovate, this is contagious to the other", he stressed. at the premiere of one of the several public works that he has inaugurated in recent months.
Macri used this viaduct, which will speed up traffic in areas of Buenos Aires where cars must wait for the train to pass, to show that until now there were "barriers" in the country that its Executive is trying to "face".
"Argentina decades ago that stopped growing as it should because it was filled with barriers, was filled with obstacles," he insisted, while stating that he wants "never again lies, never more scams, never more corruption", referring to the Kirchner governments.
Along with Macri, the head of government of the city of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, María Eugenia Vidal, were at the inauguration.
Vidal asked the citizens not to "listen" to those promising the future, "carry that future past."
"The future is here, in the concrete, in what you can see," stressed the governor.
Argentina lives a second semester of 2019 of elections, first with the Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory Primaries (PASO), which will be held on August 11, and later with the presidential elections on October 27.
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