Triaca called Heredia a “dumbass” and used other profanities in a voice message over to her alleged absence from his family’s estate on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Heredia has accused Triaca of paying part of her salary ‘under the table’ until 20 days prior to the current government winning office. Triaca has denied the claims.
The voice message was not “something that should cost him his job”, Peña said. He praised Triaca for his “personal qualities and everything he has achieved”. Some opposition leaders and social media users were this week calling for Triaca's resignation.
“We consider him an excellent Labour minister and we support him”, he said.