Ricardo López Murphy signed up to compete in the City of Buenos Aires against María Eugenia Vidal, after passing the PRO holder, Patricia Bullrich, to the side.
“The commitment that we acquired throughout many negotiations has been to go to a STEP by building an opposition front as large as possible, in which the substantial part of that front is Together for Change,” he said in a dialogue with Radio Metro.
The former Alianza official said that for months he has been talking with Horacio Rodríguez Larreta about the possibility of competing in the primaries. And he remarked: “We committed ourselves to that and we are going to carry it forward”.
The candidate for City deputy for United Republicans argued that it would not be good for the opposition if there is no competition between candidates to define the lists.
“The idea of Open Primaries is let the citizens choose the lists and that will give the opposition a very important strength and a very great attraction with respect to the ruling party, “he said regarding the fact that the” caudillo “of the Government will choose from the first to the last candidate.
With the commitment of the head of the Buenos Aires government, López Murphy has already taken another step in the campaign and launched his first commercial through social networks. “I return to defend the republic and the ideas of freedom and the right to prosperity, “he says in his first short.
The incorporation of the former minister to the JxC intern took place lAfter the passage to the side of the president of the PRO, who on Monday said that with this decision he sought to set an example to strengthen the opposition in the face of the elections.
“It was a weekend of important decisions that have to do with setting an example for a political force and a coalition where the PRO is, that shows that everywhere we have to unite“Bullrich pointed out this Monday on La Red.
In addition, from the PRO they also seek the incorporation of the libertarian Jose Luis Espert, although for the moment the leader rules out the possibility. “The real reason why JxC did not accept my proposal for a Mega Paso from all the opposition (not an internal one from JxC) in Buenos Aires and later, together, defeat Kicillof in the general: they do not want to change anything about the disaster that is Argentina, just keep their positions, “he said on his Twitter account on Saturday.
So far, Vidal only chose to praise Bullrich’s attitude for having gotten off a possible internal dispute in the PASO and described it as a “decision in favor of unity”.
While the Buenos Aires president, who chose Vidal to compete in the City, was one of those who convinced the former Minister of Security to resign his candidacy.