President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is preparing to give a speech in front of thousands of her supporters at around 7pm this evening in the Vélez Sarsfield football stadium.
She will be accompanied by her cabinet, high profile supporters, and members of political groups such as the Evita Movement and ‘La Cámpora’.
The event is being used to celebrate the expropriation of YPF – which could be finalised next week – and to commemorate the ninth anniversary of Néstor Kirchner’s first round electoral victory in 2003.
The amount of people attending the event is still unknown although some say that the government is hoping as many as 150,000 people will come to see the president talk.
One notable absentee, however, will be Hugo Moyano, the leader of the CGT whose relationship with the president has deteriorated in recent months. Julio Piumato, Human Rights Secretary for the CGT, announced the news today.
“We weren’t invited,” Puimato said earlier today. “It surprises us from this government but it’s not the first time people have tried to divide the CGT“
“We can’t say this government is betraying the workers, but what we’re seeing is a change.”