The Armed Forces rejected the threat against the personnel of the bases in Antarctica who voted for Milei

The chief of the General Staff assured that no one can “condition” the military vote.

20 de August de 2023 12:18

"The Armed Forces are institutions of the republic, defenders of the National Constitution and respectful of individual rights," said Lieutenant General Juan Martín Paleo.

The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Juan Martín Paleo , rejected “absolutely” the threat launched by Walter Correa, Minister of Labor of the province of Buenos Aires, who had said that the personnel of the six permanent bases in Antarctica, where Javier Milei was the most voted candidate, would not be able to return to the continent if the libertarian triumphs in the elections.

Milei swept the only polling station in Antarctica, where he obtained 63% of the votes. Military and scientific personnel stationed at the bases vote there. The result infuriated Correa, one of the ministers closest to Axel Kicillof.

“Milei won in #Antarctic bases and Bullrich came second. The Almirante Irizar icebreaker is maintained by the State, meaning that if Milei wins they will have to stay in Antarctica and will not be able to return,” Correa had said in radio statements. .

This Thursday, the head of the Armed Forces rejected the statements of Kicillof's minister. “I absolutely reject the expressions of Mr. Walter Correa related to the military personnel deployed in the Antarctic sector, even more so when at no time, neither the commander in chief of the Armed Forces, nor the Minister of Defense or the chiefs of General Staff of the current administration have in any way suggested or conditioned the vote of military personnel,” he wrote.

“The Armed Forces are institutions of the republic, defenders of the National Constitution and respectful of the individual rights of their members, such as suffrage,” Paleo added.

In Antarctica there was only one voting table.Of the 289 voters, 200 participated.

By Agenda Malvinas

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