Argentina’s Congressional Landscape

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A Conversation with Elisa Carrió

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has moved quickly to enact a sweeping measures to cut deficits, curb inflation, and rejoin global financial markets. To do so without a majority in Congress, his coalition has been forced to reach agreements with the opposition. However, in recent weeks Peronist political parties and labor unions have been increasingly vocal in opposing some of Macri’s policies, especially on budget cuts and utility rate hikes. Moreover, the judiciary has moved forward with corruption investigations involving high-ranking officials of the previous administration, furthering tensions between the government and opposition. 

The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to host Elisa Carrió for this conversation on Argentina’s political dynamics and Macri’s legislative agenda.

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Elisa Carrió

National Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires, founder, CC-ARI


Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue 


For many years, Elisa Carrió has been a powerful voice for accountability in Argentinian politics. Deputy Carrió was one of the main architects of the coalition that brought President Mauricio Macri to power, and is now one of the most influential members of Congress within the government´s Cambiemos coalition. She was a presidential candidate in 2003 and 2007.

Please note that this event will be held in Spanish