Argentine Governor Bordet Tells of Political ‘Polarization’ at Schar School Talk

Gustavo Bordat, right: 'I am an advocate for change in Argentina.'

Argentina is polarized among those who support the right-wing policies of President Mauricio Macri and those who support the past-president, Cristina Fernández, said Gustavo E. Bordet. Bordet, governor of the province of Entre Ríos, gave a talk to students, faculty members, and staff on Monday, Sept. 10, on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University about the current state of political affairs in his home country. The talk was hosted by the Schar School of Policy and Government. 

Bordet, whose province is in eastern Argentina, north of Buenos Aires, addressed federalism, economic development, and foreign investment.

Bordet said he is part of a group of governors who support a political change in the country and do not belong to any of the groups now dominating Argentine politics. 

As an example of the polarization, Bordet said, “I am from the same party as the past-president Cristina Fernández, but I do not support her views, neither the views and fights of Mauricio Macri. I am an advocate for change in Argentina.”