Behind the shield in the conformation of the list of the ruling party for the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation, which responds to the trilogy of power in the coalition (Alberto Fernandez, Cristina Kirchner Y Sergio Massa) plus the subsidiarity of Maximum Kirchner Y Axel Kicillof, some conduction leaks in the province of Buenos Aires. Electoral rebellions. Outcrops that arise from the municipalities of Hurlingham and of Esteban Echeverria, in the heart of the Buenos Aires suburbs.
In Hurlingham it was already written on Friday. The partition in the Frente de Todos was indisputable when La Cámpora, associated with Nuevo Encuentro, drew up its list of councilors. By then, the mayor Juan “Juanchi” Zabaleta, was preparing his move: running for a chair on the Deliberative Council and face hard Kirchnerism in the PASO. The most direct challenge to camping. “Face to face”. Without the ambiguities that cover the speeches.
Zabaleta is surely the mayor closest to President Fernández. That apparent proximity placed him, until one day before the deadlines, as a candidate for national deputy. Due to presidential absence or lack of good neighborliness in favor of the group led by Máximo Kirchner, the issue turned into a domestic war. Small payment.
“Juanchi” Zabaleta with Alberto Fernández. He is the mayor closest to the President and will face La Cámpora in Hurlingham.
Saturday afternoon Martin Rodriguez, Deputy Executive Director of PAMI, the body that manages Luana Volnovich, was preparing the signature to head the ballot that will face the Frente de Todos.
Then, Zabaleta shared the news with his collaborators: “I will top the list of councilors”. Surprise. He will be accompanied by the former provincial senator María Azucena Ehcosor, wife of the former mayor of the municipality Carlos Acuña, who at the time orbited in the Renovation Front. In third place will go Pablo Martín del Valle Gatti, who was a former secretary of the municipality.
They support “Juanchi” the PJ Hurlingham, the Renewing Front, the MUP, the MRP, Hurlingham Has a Future, Women Who Flourish, Mayo Movement, Evita Movement, Peronism July 26, Classist and Combative Current Organization, Peronist Unity Movement, Peronist Restoration Movement. A motley that brings votes.
It represents an out of tune on the dial of Máximo, president of the Buenos Aires PJ from December. It takes place in the first electoral section, the most powerful behind the 3rd to the south of Greater Buenos Aires.
A few months ago, Zabaleta was sent -with the impulse of Alberto Fernández- as controller of the Corrientes Justicialist Party. At that time, he ended up knotting an agreement between the PC and his allies in the Frente de Todos. It concluded with the nomination of the former national senator and former mayor of the provincial capital, Fabián Ríos, as a candidate for governor.
The fight in Esteban Echeverría
Less fanfare than in Hurlingham, he observed the entire list-closing process in Esteban Echeverria. In that district governed by Fernando Gray, the fight is in the open field. It happens from the moment the mayor established a level of confrontation without return with Máximo Kirchner for the leadership of the provincial PJ.
Gray was the party vice president, He had a mandate until December 2021. But there was a silent advance, without the violence of other times, that erased the leadership that he exercised with Gustavo Menéndez (Merlo) to replace him with the son of the vice president.
As the displaced person decided to go to court due to the abrupt shortening of the time of representation, and to persist in the dispute, was left in a political marginality. Hardly a voice in solitude. But, perhaps, in a kind of partisan milestone in the face of an eventual failure or little electoral success of the test of power exposed by the most concentrated Kirchnerism, to use a word incorporated into the lexicon of Creole politics.
One way or the other, Gray goes for his own, also fighting in the PASO del Frente de Todos. In Echeverría, her list to the Deliberative Council will be headed by Silvia Casas, who exposes a wide trajectory in social and solidarity work, fundamentally linked to children with HIV. In addition, according to the communication of the space, she carried out functions in the Argentine Red Cross and has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work as the head of Casa MANU (Much Love We Une).
Politics, in any case, puts you in and takes you out. Because of the “contempt” Gray failed to place anyone for the Legislature. In this way, after December 10, he will lose the provincial representation that he achieved in 2017, when Fabiana Bertino entered the Chamber of Deputies.