The interns between the current governor of Corrientes, the radical Gustavo Valdés, and his deputy governor Gustavo Cantero ended up exploding today when the candidacies were confirmed in which the leaders who won the province four years ago confirmed their political divorce to face the next polls. August 29. One will go in search of his re-election and the other, allied to Kirchnerism to be mayor.
Valdes, number set for a new term, announced that his running mate will be Pedro Braillard Poccard, current senator of Together for Change. He did it through a video that he posted on his social networks.
“This is my running mate: Pedro Braillard Poccard. Accompanied by the 32 parties that make up the largest political and social alliance in the history of the province, we are going to work together as a team for more development, modernization and social inclusion in Corrientes ”, said the current president.
Valdés highlighted his vice candidate as a person “Honest, capable, who is loyal, who represents us and who also supports me”. Each of his words seemed to have been a shot for elevation against his current lieutenant governor, Canteros, who struck a deal with Kirchnerism.
“I am grateful for the trust that Governor Gustavo Valdes placed in me by granting me the honor of being his running mate to continue a management that has positioned Corrientes in a prominent place in the country. And I extend my gratitude to the members of ECO-Corrientes ”, added the new vice candidate.
They will compete against the Frente de Todos, which after intense negotiations closed a unit list and today presented its main candidates to compete for the Interior, in the hands of radicalism since 2001. And it did so by taking one of the pieces of victory in the past elections, the current Lieutenant Governor Gustavo Canteros, who went over to Peronism.
The articulator of the agreement that sealed the unit was the mayor of Hurlingham, “Juanchi” Zabaleta, designated normalizing delegate of the PJ, who ended up in the province in the midst of a fierce internal crisis within the justicialismo.
The photo of the unit of Corrientes Peronism.
The unanimous agreement of the Justicialista Party and its allies made the Correntino Front of All nominate the former national senator and former mayor of the provincial capital, Fabián Ríos, as a candidate for governor, accompanied in the formula by the current provincial senator Martín Barrionuevo.
Today Ríos is a project manager for the construction of the Añá Cua hydroelectric dam, in the department of Ituzaingó in Corrientes.
Canteros will be a candidate for Mayor of the provincial capital for the Frente de Todos. In addition to Zabaleta, several key officials of the Alberto Fernández government were key in the last week’s negotiations, such as the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” De Pedro, the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa and the head of Cabinet, Santiago Cafiero.
The PJ unit list also has the support of mayors and councilors of the PJ Corrientes, as well as the national senator Carlos Camau Espínola, former candidate for governor and former Olympic medalist who retains broad support from the Corrientes electorate.