It had to happen. The most prejudiced of the character of Sergio Berni confirm that the Minister of Security got out of the armed political lane in the Frente de Todos and decided stand as the first candidate for provincial deputy for the second electoral section.
The official, critical of the management of President Alberto Fernández, raised the flag at the end of the deadlines for the presentation of the list. With the approval of the Electoral Board, which is still pending, it must compete with the list headed by the secretary of the UOM, Naldo Brunelli, accompanied by the camper from Colón, Fernanda Díaz and the Massista mayor of San Andrés de Giles, Carlos Puglielli.
“Through my military training I learned that no comrade is left in the field. And here there were arbitrariness and they left valuable leaders off the lists,” was Berni’s argument to Radio con Vos.
The new candidate is domiciled in Lima. It is your place of purported territorial domain in the section. He had already managed to impose his wife, Senator Agustina Propatto, still with two years in office, in fifth place on the ballot to the National Congress where Tolosa Paz, Gollán, Passo and Palazzo, of the Banking Association precede.
Did not reach. Saturday night went for more. He was placed at the top of the ballot of the Frente de Todos that will go to PASO with Brunelli. Noted on the same strip, preliminarily, among others, with former motorist Marcos Di Palma (Arrecifes).
Finally, reveals at the base the unresolved fight with the mayor of Zárate, Osvaldo Cáffaro. Boy payment issues. Berni now resides in those regions. After having retraced the road from Patagonia, where he collaborated with the construction of the power of the Kirchner couple (Néstor and Cristina).
Berni’s ballot will be made official. There was a legal deadline until Wednesday. The announcement will be this noon.
The second section elects 11 deputies to the Legislature. The Frente de Todos exhibits five at stake (Oscar Ostoich, Patricia Moyano, Di Palma and Fernanda Díaz and Micaela Morán). Together, six seats: Santiago Passaglia, Sandra París, Matías Ranzini, Andrea Bosco, Gustavo Vélez and Susana Lazzari.
Members of the Board explained to Clarín that there were some technical issues, specific to the requirement in each list presentation, that still needed to be adjusted. In the end she was admitted.
Berni had warned before the presentation process that he had representatives in the eight electoral sections, in the case of its own provincial assembly within the FdT. It remained as an element of pressure to position itself better. Later, in the negotiation he got several places. Although, apparently it was not enough and he decided to leave the second ballot stand by, where the thick urbanity finally ends up resting in the wider rurality.
This conflict of interest does not have the political thickness that arose, for example, in the confrontation between mayor Juan “Juanchi” Zabaleta (Hurlingham) and the local representation of La Cámpora. Nor that of Fernando Gray (Echeverría), in open confrontation with Máximo Kirchner.
Zabaleta decided to place himself first on the list of councilors of the Frente de Todos; as a disruptor. Consequence of the unresolved fight. In this case, because La Cámpora imposed competition with the president of the Deliberative Council, Martín Rodríguez. “Juanchi”, as they nickname him, is one of the communal chiefs closest to Alberto Fernández. Due to presidential dismissal or bidding of interests beyond the domestic ones in Hurlingham, the mayor had to “deprive himself” and go down to the probable council. Sure, it’s an eventuality. It is not known whether a testimonial candidacy will result in the end.
The same uncertainties for the mayor of Almirante Brown, Mariano Cascallares. He will head the list as a candidate for provincial deputy for the 3rd. Electoral section. A jackpot, or consolation. Depending on how you look at it. His “move” to the Legislature will enable the succession of a representative of La Cámpora, Juan Fabiani, in his capacity as first councilor of the FdT, who also manages the government secretariat. New balances emerge in the district.
The situation posed by Berni’s political gambit is very different. The minister has the comfort that Vice President Cristina Kirchner gives him. In addition, the subjection of the governor Axel Kicillof to the scheme that allows the minister to carry out movements out of control. The last one is this entry on the list to parliament, which comes as a surprise.
The person in charge of Security has air, like the buildings without tiles above. He played with the possibility of leading the national deputy ballot for the FdT, which is now the patrimony of Tolosa Paz. From there up until the presidential 2023. What has been said: his aspirational tone has no ceiling. In between, he piles up animosities. That of President Fernández himself, among them. “Alberto Fernández asks for my resignation every day,” he shoots without restraint.
In public, and also in a harsh manner, he confronts the Minister of National Security, Sabrina Frederic. The complaint is for “lack of help” to the Province and for alleged “ineptitude” in the Casa Rosada official.
In the end, Berni assures that he does not feel represented by the president’s administration. “Officials who do not work”, according to Cristina.