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The Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL), together with the foundations Argentina 21st Century, Alem, CIESO, Republican Consensus, Movement for a Productive Argentina, New Generations and PENSAR, released a joint document today, promising to reach a basic consensus on the design of public policies that will provide serious and durable mechanisms that will help the government do its job. Representing CADAL, its director, Gabriel Salvia, said: ''We should work to strengthen the form of republican government and the democratic institutions, which today are being eroded.''
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The Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL), together with the foundations Argentina 21st Century, Alem, CIESO, Republican Consensus, Movement for a Productive Argentina, New Generations and PENSAR, released a joint document today, promising to reach a basic consensus on the design of public policies that will provide serious and durable mechanisms that will help the government do its job.

The representatives of each organization signed the declaration, demonstrating their concern for the current "advances and setbacks of the National Executive Power, incompatible in form and content with the basic task of a republic and participative democracy," and affirmed that the first of these agreements should be "the edification of a self-sufficient and robust institution that can persevere in times of crisis and will develop in times of prosperity." At the same time, they reported their intention to deepen the strategic analysis in the medium and long term to sustain these policies beyond the current partisan situation.

To this end, on the eve of the controversial replacement of the Attorney General of the Nation, they announced the launch of their first debate "The Attorney-General's Role in the Defense of Democracy," which will occur next Tuesday, June 5th at 6pm in the "Ing. Alberto Constantini" room of the Argentine Center of Engineers (Cerrito 1250, CABA). There they will present Dr. Juan Gauna, former Attorney General of the Nation; Dr. Rubén Citara, former Treasury Prosecutor of the Nation and Dr. Ricardo Recondo, Judge in the Federal Chamber, in the Civil and Commercial Chamber of the Federal Capital and a member of the Council of the Magistracy.

In the front from left to right: Mario Elgue, Jorge Enriquez, Rene Bonetto, Francisco Cabrera, Carlos Brown, Julian Obiglio, Mariano Blanco y Gabriel Salvia. In the back: Micaela Hierro Dori, Juan Farizano, Juan Gauna, Enrique Thomas, Miguel Braun, Silvina Viazzi and Daniel Pérez Enrri.

Statements of the authorities who signed in a presentation to the press:

Carlos Brown (Productive Argentine Movement): "We propose to work with the big strategic themes that are linked to the country's problems."

Francisco Cabrera (Thinking Foundation): "Clearly the lack of public policies in the long term remains obvious, as we have seen in the case of YPF and in that of the two transportation companies."

René Bonetto (Alem Foundation): "We are worried by the institutional breakdown and the end of the economic prosperity in which we live today."

Julián Obiglio (New Generations Foundation): "Everything indicates that Argentina is heading down a path of dangerous populism, and therefore we should strengthen that which unites us and leave on the side that which separates us."

Mariano Blanco (21st Century Argentina Foundation): "We must utilize the certainty felt by distinct sectors to discuss and build a new mode of participation, in an age in which this is undermined."

Gabriel Salvia (CADAL): "We should work to strengthen the republican form of government and democratic institutions, which today are being eroded."

Jorge Enríquez (Republican Consensus): "The government is thinking about the next elections and not, as true statesmen should, about the next generations."

Mario Elgue (CIESO): "I celebrate the space granted by the social economy, cooperatives and mutuals, ignored by the national government, which does not provide a state policy in this matter."