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ARGENTINA | 03-10-2023 10:01

Eduardo Costa and Máximo Kircher head Congress rich list ranking

Santa Cruz Senator Eduardo Costa and deputy for Buenos Aires Province Máximo Kirchner have the biggest fortunes in Congress, according to their sworn statements for 2022. The biggest variations in assets and who completes the list of the wealthiest national legislators.

With over 4.5 billion pesos, Senator Eduardo Costa (Radical-Santa Cruz) has consolidated his position as the member of Congress with the biggest fortune, mostly sustained by his shares in the company Tehuelche, a Patagonian supermarket chain which always keeps him high in the ranking.

Pride of place in the Chamber of Deputies goes to a leading government figure, Máximo Kirchner, son of Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, with almost 1.1 billion pesos mostly inherited from the late president Néstor Kirchner, an inheritance shared with his sister Florencia and including numerous properties, apart from the shares in the hotel companies Los Sauces and Hotesur, now under court scrutiny.

A ranking prepared by Perfil on the basis of the 2022 sworn statements submitted to the Anti-Corruption Office evaluated the assets of the legislators in both houses and their variation with regard to 2021.  These statements are an annual obligation and must also be submitted this year by all candidates for national seats.

Also high up was Senator Maurice Closs (Frente Renovador de Misiones), an ex-governor, with 3.7 billion pesos originating in the inheritance of rural property and shares in the family firm from his father Ramón Closs, who died in 2019.

Others topping the list of senators are Roberto Basualdo (Producción y Trabajo-San Juan), José María Torello (PRO-Buenos Aires Province), very close to ex-president Mauricio Macri and the replacement of Esteban Bullrich, former Peronist governor Juan Carlos Romero (Juntos por el Cambio-Salta) and Lucila Crexell (Juntos por el Cambio-Neuquén), the latter in the news for skipping a key September 28 session approving the continuation of judge Ana María Figueroa. Second among the deputies is Carla Carrizo (Evolución Radical-City) thanks to inheriting her fortune from a service station company in the province of Córdoba.

Third place goes to Atilio Benedetti (Radical-Entre Ríos), replacing Entre Ríos gubernatorial candidate Rogelio Frigerio, followed by three deputies all representing Buenos Aires Province: anti-K Peronist Florencio Randazzo, PRO’s Hernán Lombardi and the Radical Facundo Manes.

) Eduardo Costa, Máximo Kirchner
Daniela Mozetic

Daniela Mozetic

Redactora de Política de Diario Perfil.

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