Diego Santilli Y Facundo Manes will star on September 12 the most attractive STEP of all those that will be held in the national legislative elections that will take place that Sunday.
Por Juntos, the new space that brings together the main leaders of Juntos por el Cambio, they will contest a primary to see who competes as a candidate for national deputy for the province of Buenos Aires facing the Front of All.
And since the lists were closed, on July 24, sparks began to come out of an electoral heads-up that promises and that entered into a kind of truce after a meeting called throughout the space, in which certain rules of coexistence were decided for the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, in the first ten days of the campaign, Santilli and Manes began to walk the province of Buenos Aires with very different strategies but some common points, as well as their own leaders who received them in each place.
Santilli, off-road by the Conurbano
This Wednesday, when you complete your ninth day of tour, Santilli will have passed through 12 suburban districts that gather 4.5 million voters, more than a third of the more than 13 million authorized to vote throughout the Province.
The strategy of the team of the former Buenos Aires deputy head of government was clear from the beginning: go for a walk from minute zero in each Buenos Aires municipality in which, understand those who closely follow the campaign, Santilli has greater public knowledge from his management in the City with Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and is “where the election will be defined with the national government“.
The first and the third section were the priorities in these initial days of tours. Santilli has already passed through districts of the northern area such as San Isidro, Tigre and San Fernando, came to the West standing in Morón and Hurlingham and this Wednesday will go through Malvinas Argentinas and José C. Paz.
In the South Zone he was in Lanús and Quilmes last week and this Tuesday he visited Avellaneda, with Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and Lomas de Zamora, with Miguel Ángel Pichetto. And, of course, it began with the most populated municipality of the Conurbano, The slaughter, with a visit to Ramos Mejía.
“Where to go to seek the votes of those disenchanted with the government It is in the central areas of Co “nurbano, and in these two sections is where the highest concentration of inhabitants of the province is. You have to look for the hard vote and the soft vote, it is a job multitarget what is there to do“, confides a source who works in the” Es Juntos “campaign, the list led by Santilli with Graciela Ocaña.
However, after a sprint initial to pure Conurbano, from now on Santilli’s campaign will be divided into two parts: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday it will go to municipalities of the first or third section of the GBA; Y Thursday, Friday and Saturday, within the Province.
Diego Santilli, accompanied by Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, during a meeting with residents of Avellaneda.
This Thursday will be the first step in that line, since it will be in Mar del Plata, accompanied by Elisa Carrió and the mayor of General Pueyrredón Guillermo Montenegro. On Friday, meanwhile, you will be received at Pinamar by Martin Yeza, another communal head of the PRO. “In the Interior Diego has high knowledge and a good image, and there the vote will be disputed more with Manes”, they comment internally.
In each of the districts he visited, Santilli was accompanied by a local representative linked to the PRO or one of the coalition forces that support his list.
So it happened with mayors like Gustavo Posse (San Isidro) and Nestor Grindetti (Lanús), former as Ramiro Tagliaferro (Morón) and Martiniano Molina or local references such as Alejandro Finocchiaro (The slaughter), Lucas Delfino (Hurlingham) and Second Cernadas (Tiger).
He was also shown with a leader previously linked to Sergio Massa, such as Orlando machado, of the Commerce employees union, who will go as the first pre-candidate for councilor for Avellaneda. Together with Santilli and Rodríguez Larreta, he toured the city on Wednesday morning.
In Lomas de zamoraFor example, Santilli closed his activity on Tuesday with a well-known face: the former vice-presidential candidate and a benchmark for Republican Peronism., Miguel Pichetto. There, there was criticism from both of the provincial government because “taxes suffocate SMEs” and in matters of security, poverty and drug trafficking.
Miguel Pichetto, with Santilli on a tour in Lomas de Zanora.
Manes seeks strength in the Interior
Very different from Santilli’s has been the campaign rhythm of Facundo Manes. Mainly because of the territory that each one travels, but also because of the way in which they do it and will continue to do it.
With a lot of presence in the media, through interviews and in order to present itself as a different alternative to the next electoral offer, Manes has commented on more than one occasion that, as long as the campaign allows it, he will continue to fulfill his functions as a doctor.
Hence, a large part of his campaign activities are complemented with his work at the Ineco Foundation that he himself created when he returned to the country in 2001, which he directs, and in which he works as a neurologist. It will continue to do so, perhaps in a more limited way, but serving patients with whom it has already been working.
Manes, surrounded by mayors of the UCR last week, during his visit to Junín,
But nevertheless, since the middle of last week it began to carry out a plan to travel the interior of the province of Buenos Aires, where it is expected that he can enhance his electoral performance, taking into account the local weight of radicalism and that he himself comes from there.
Therefore It was no coincidence that his formal launch of the campaign for “Take the step”, the list he heads, was last Thursday in Salto, the Buenos Aires town where he grew up and where his family and most of his friends currently live.
One day later he was in Junín and Chacabuco, accompanied by his running mate Danya tavela, vice-rector of the Northwest University, and by a large group of radical mayors of the provincial interior, such as Victor Aiola, from Chacabuco, Erica Revilla, by General Arenales, Franco Flexas, by General Viamonte, Vicente Gatica, from Bragado, and Salvador Serenalby Lincoln.
The Saturday, while, closed his first week as a candidate in Mar del Plata, one of the cities with the highest register of the Province, in which he was accompanied by Maximiliano Abad, president of the Buenos Aires UCR.
This Wednesday will have his first activity in the suburbs, nothing less than Quilmes, which is the party where he was born, in 1969, at the Iriarte Hospital. But will also be in the provincial capital, La Plata, which governs Together for Change with Julio Garro, aligned in the campaign to Santilli. La Plata territory is another where Manes has prospects of being able to make a good performance.
In the week it is expected to pass through San Fernando and San IsidroAlthough it will continue with a lot of strong activity in the interior of Buenos Aires, going to important cities such as Bahía Blanca and Tres Arroyos.
Who also maintains a active agenda is Tavela, the second of Manes on the ballot. This Tuesday was in Mar del Plata and Necochea pointing out one of the central axes of the campaign they promote: education. “The State abandoned the most vulnerable in society, that children go to classrooms means mortgaging the future,” said the candidate for deputy.