Alberto Fernández publicly blessed this Monday the list of Santa Fe Senate Candidates promoted by Governor Omar Perotti, and that will compete in the PASO of the Justicialista Party against which Agustín Rossi will lead, who prioritized his aspirations over the Ministry of Defense.
“We know that we have to face a STEP in Santa Fe, and on top of that they face someone whom I love very much. I only ask that the confrontation be of ideas, that it be to see who contributes the best and that the people of Santa Fe will resolve later. But I needed to tell you that I trust you“He made his position very clear in the internal Santa Fe, which will have the governor himself as a substitute candidate, in a testimonial way.
The head of state, from his isolation after having returned from the assumption of Pedro Castillo in Peru, sent a recorded message to show your support on the payroll led by Marcelo Lewandowski and María de los Ángeles Sacnun. If there were doubts about his position after demanding the resignation of Rossi, with this video he dispelled them.
“We are on the eve of an important election for Argentina, an important election where let’s decide once again what kind of country we want“, began his speech, before leaving a new and harsh criticism of the presidency of Mauricio Macri.
In that sense, he spoke of an inheritance which included “a paralyzed economy, growing poverty and a highly indebted economy.”
Alberto Fernández and Omar Perotti at the Quinta de Olivos
“While we fight to continue advancing in the vaccination plan, we also fight to continue promoting what brought us to the Government: putting Argentina on its feet, make the economy work. This means favoring the businessman who risks capital to grow, the businessman who provides work. Favoring sources of work and strengthening domestic consumption, “he said.
And I add, in a proselytizing key: “We have to choose if we want the country of those who closed schools and hospitals, or if we want a country where a present State takes care of its citizens. If we want a country in which it is thought that there are 20 million Argentines left over, or if we want a country that protects all Argentines who live in it. “
In addition to having pointed out against the management that preceded him, Fernández recalled that as soon as he assumed he had to deal with “a pandemic that devastated the whole world,” with “a healthcare system that had been decimated and forgotten by the previous government. “
“I was able to advance in all this time, in such an ugly scenario, in such a difficult moment, because I had the help and permanent collaboration of the governors, including Omar Perotti. Omar was there elbow to elbow facing the pandemic, bringing me ideas, listening to my positions and accompanying them. Now, in the two remaining years of this mandate, I need you, Santa Fe and Santa Fe, accompany us, “he invited voters.
On the other hand, he justified the election of Lewandowski on “the need that exists in Argentine politics to put new actors on the national stage “.
“I believe that with Marcelo, a man committed to institutions, to institutional quality and to ethics, which are central values for me in politics, arrives in national politics. an Argentina that we still have to build, and we must do it together, “concluded the President.
Alberto Fernández demanded the resignation of Agustín Rossi as Minister of Defense. Photo Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi
Rossi had his hand released
With this act of presentation of the list, it was very clear that the ruling party will completely go with the candidates promoted by Perotti, and that Rossi was left without support.
It is that, in addition to Alberto Fernández’s message, the Interior Minister, Eduardo Wado de Pedro, the president of the official bloc in the Senate, José Mayans, and the senator for Mendoza Anabel Fernández Sagasti left their videos.
“For us there are no inmates, we are in a standing Santa Fe that should not stop. There are obstacles that do not want to give way to new people“Perotti struck, without naming the outgoing defense minister.
At the moment, according to different polls that were revealed in recent days, Rossi would have the advantage in the intention to vote on the part of Peronist voters.