Without wanting to say it, or wanting to say it, Minister Frederic has just explained how the Government works. When asked if he is going to replace Rossi, the former defense minister, he said: “I am Minister of Security; you never know what might happen. For the moment, power is held by Alberto Fernández”. Two points in that sentence attract attention. One: that in the government “you never know what might happen.” And the other, that Fernández has power “for the moment.”
That appeared in the hubbub with Rossi’s candidacy for senator for Santa Fe. There were two pro-government candidates: Mirabella, promoted by Governor Perotti, and Sacnun, blessed by Cristina. And since none of them measured well. Fernández told Rossi to run. And what happened? Perotti came to see Cristina and arranged with her that he would go down to Mirabella to go up to Lewandowski and Sacnun. Rossi, outside. What would Frederic say about this: what he said, that in the government can happen anything. So that it is better understood, or worse: Perotti is a Peronist and Rossi a convinced ultra Kirchner, who says that he does not have that pact with Cristina. He also says terrible things about Perotti.
What follows in the story: Cristina, who collects and adds for her, asks Fernández to ask Rossi to lower his candidacy. Fernández does what Cristina asks but Rossi rebels and he does not put his violin in the bag: he puts together a list with Rodenas, Peronist and deputy governor of Perotti. Frederic’s mistake: the President does not have power “for the moment.” He has it at times and when Cristina lets him have it. There is more. To get Rossi out of Defense, Fernández must improvise from Peru a new protocol: Candidates have to resign from their positions. And Rossi is notified by TV that he is no longer a minister.
There is another key story behind the history of the Santa Fe nomination fight. It doesn’t just come from politics. Mix underground gambling, the Los Monos gang and judicial corruption: two prosecutors have been arrested. A focus of that battle is in the Peronist bloc of the provincial senate, with Perotti facing him to death.
This round, Fernández lost two ministers of those chosen by him. Rossi and Arroyo, who passed from Social Development to the platoon at the bottom of the list of deputies: was 12, six places below Berni’s wife. Consolation Prize, if it comes in. He already has a replacement: it is Zabaleta, Hurlingham’s boss, who made noise for a while with a list against La Cámpora to raise it and enter the Government. Like Cristina, The Cámpora together and add for her: they allied with the mayors and cleaned up the lists that competed with them.
And if you want to be entertained with these STEP, there are the unmissable spots by Guillermo Moreno. A happy world surrounds the candidate who, between kisses and hugs and selfies, makes everyone happy because “friends have anyone, militants can have them, but not anyone has the companions that I have”. A new supreme contribution to political surrealism.