A Conversation with Senator Esteban Bullrich
The province of Buenos Aires is considered the traditional electoral base of Peronism, yet support has been waning in recent years. In 2015, the Cambiemos coalition won the governorship, surprising many domestic and international analysts. During the 2017 mid-terms, Cambiemos won a crucial senatorial election in which Esteban Bullrich defeated former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The election provided the needed support and political backing to help advance an ambitious reformist agenda led by President Mauricio Macri.
Senator Bullrich has had an extensive career in Argentine politics, serving as Minister of Education for Buenos Aires City and then again nationally. He currently chairs the Finance and Budget Committee in the Argentine Senate and is a member of the recently developed Argentina Caucus, a group of legislators that seek to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Argentina.
On Wednesday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. Senator Bullrich joined us for a discussion of the political implications of his 2017 election as well as the challenges and opportunities facing the Cambiemos agenda in next year’s presidential election.
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