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Junta Grande


The Junta Grande was the executive government in Argentina, created with the addition of representatives from the provinces of Rio de la Plata into the Primera Junta (First Junta).

Origin

The first goal of the Primera Junta created on May 25, 1810 during the May Revolution was to expand political power to the whole Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata.

The reactions from the cities from the interior provinces of the country were not homogeneous. Some supported the Buenos Aires junta, others sought to control their own affairs, and still others continued to recognize the Regency in Spain. Thus in order to avoid realistas (people loyal to the Spanish Crown) taking political advantage of such situation, the Junta sent a message to all the viceroyalty's municipal councils on May 27 asking them to send representatives to join it.

By early December, most delegates had already arrived in Buenos Aires and were asking for their incorporation, which was being held up due to in-fighting between centralists, led by Mariano Moreno and federalists, led by the Junta's president, Cornelio Saavedra. Saavedra managed to orchestrate Moreno's resignation, and so finally, on December 18, 1810, the Junta Grande was constituted. It governed until 1812, when it was replaced by the First Triumvirate.

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