More limited by his own decision in his public appearances after some discursive errors that had a strong impact on the development of his management, Alberto Fernandez diagram how the electoral campaign will be like in which he will seek to revalidate his administration and strengthen himself in Congress to advance the reforms that he will promote in the second half of his term. For now, this Friday will participate for the first time as President in person of the act of July 9 in Tucumán, where it will begin a series of trips through the interior of the country with which he will seek to emulate the strategy outlined in 2019 that led him to the Casa Rosada.
The head of state anticipated his movements last Friday, at a summit that went unnoticed in the Quinta de Olivos reservation. Surrounded by the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero; the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” by Pedro; and the head of the block of the Frente de Todos en Diputados, Maximum Kirchner; Fernández received eight governors to whom he told his plans for the primaries.
Although the most shocking visit was that of Juan Manzur, the Tucuman who hours before had been appointed by Cristina Kirchner, in the presidential residence were several of the governors whom the president promised to visit: Sergio Uñac (San Juan), Raúl Jalil (Catamarca), Ricardo Quintela (La Rioja ), Gildo Insfrán (Formosa), Gerardo Zamora (Santiago del Estero), Jorge Capitanich (Chaco), from the North, and also the Pampean Sergio Ziliotto.
“An activity agenda is being worked on, with a lot of presence of the President“anticipated one of the officials familiar with the summit, where it was clear that the bet is to nationalize the campaign, despite the fact that the image of the majority of the governors tends to garner higher approval numbers than that of the national administration. “Unity, a vaccination plan that no one is going to be encouraged to discuss, works and economic recovery,” they review on the first floor of the Casa Rosada.
In this sense, according to this newspaper, the unity of the Frente de Todos was highlighted at the meeting: “Without unity it was clear that there is no future, there is no longer and should not be in doubt,” highlighted one of those present at the lunch , almost as a warning to the most radical sectors of the coalition.
Although the meeting with Manzur will be repeated this Friday by chance, because the governor acts as host of the national festivities, explains a strategy to which the Frente de Todos appealed in 2019 in its origins and that will be reissued: the President will wink at the leaders to whom the vice maintains the most distant.
It is an extreme case of the former Minister of Health, to whom Cristina in her last speech gave a sharp irony to recall the cause of the Qunita Plan and ensure that “he was never prosecuted for that” while “the other (officials) Yes”.
It was not the phrase itself that generated alarm in Manzur and other PJ governors who bet on unity motivated by Cristina’s opening signal to anoint Fernández, but the chosen moment -the one prior to the electoral contest- and the omission that hid his message and reveals that there are wounds that did not heal: it is that strictly speaking, the tucumano itself was prosecuted; the issue is that the late judge Claudio Bonadio later dismissed him and upheld the accusation on the rest of the -by then- former officials Daniel Gollan and Nicolás Kreplak.
Political curiosities: De Pedro, a stalwart of the vice, maintained, since he took office, a fluid relationship with Manzur and in recent weeks he even participated in an event organized by the Tucuman.
With this role of containment, and with the certainty that Cristina will focus on Buenos Aires territory and will campaign, with surgical appearances, in tandem with Governor Axel Kicillof, Alberto F. will focus on the interior to try to amalgamate between so many nuances that, as with Manzur, they emerge in the Front of All.
At the same time, in electoral terms, it is a recipe that has already paid off. While Together for Change became strong in the center of the country, with the exception of the Province, the ruling party reaped resounding triumphs in the North and the South.
In the official laboratory they bet on a similar scenario. “In the provinces that we lost in 2019, they may cost us a little more, but in which we win we can maintain and in some even improve our choice “, one of the strategists who works full time in the campaign is enthusiastic.
When will the launch be done? In Balcarce 50 they emphasize that there will be no “fanned out” and the times set by the electoral law will not be advanced. Anyway, the version that governors could join the act of July 9 to crystallize a photo of high political flight it circulated with force in the last hours. From the Presidency, however, they assured that the act will be institutional, that “Alberto goes back and forth in the day” and so far “no one confirmed” their attendance.