If macroism made the word fashionable “renunciation”, in this electoral season, radicalism chose to return to the old custom of “internism”. Understand internism as the overdraft of healthy democratic practices to select candidates. For example, three buttons: leaders who in March lost their party membership in Capital, Buenos Aires and Córdoba they get ready to take revenge in the PASO of September.
“He who wins rules and he who loses accompanies”, remembered slogan of Ricardo Balbín, the historical referent of the hand-to-hand disputes with Juan Perón, this time they were filed in three of the most important districts. And to complete the quartet, Santa Fe will have its own chapter of the show “radicals vs. radicals”, with three lists of coreligionists vying for a Senate seat against the PRO officer plus Amalia Granata.
The mayor of San Isidro, Gustavo Posse, maintains his list of deputies, although he negotiates with the macrista Diego Santilli.
In Province, the situation has its flats. Gustavo Posse’s insistence on presenting his own list to a deputy, after falling by three points with Maximiliano Abad in the party dispute, placed him on the path opposite his strategic ally, Martín Lousteau. The economist aligned himself with Facundo Manes -who played for Abad- as soon as the neuroscientist responded favorably to the operational clamor of the radical apparatus to fight the PRO in the primaries of Together for Change.
“The emerging ones be united” was the message of the Buenos Aires senator, who anyway in his district agreed to conform to Horacio Rodríguez Larreta’s strategy of reimporting María Eugenia Vidal. But shortly after casting his colleague Martín Tetaz as number two on the payroll who runs with the commissioner’s horse, he learned that they will make him taste the same potion that the mayor of San Isidro prepares on the other side of General Paz.
It happens that the good friends that Lousteau made with the Buenos Aires boss, reinforced with the broad triumph obtained by the lists that he put together with Emiliano Yacobitti and Enrique Nosiglia to maintain control of the Capital Committee, blocked the group’s figurative aspirations that until 2019 were considered What “yellow radicalism”. This is how the group of notables led by Facundo Suárez Lastra, Luis Brandoni and Jesús Rodríguez, among other leaders who in the internship added 10% of the votes, decided to make a separate ranch: on Tuesday they will announce with which candidates they will go to the PASO against the lists of Vidal and Ricardo López Murphy.
Lousteau’s support for Manes will assure him for the first time in Province a candidacy for national deputy – it would be for Danya Tavela, Posse’s former running mate – and the first candidacy for provincial deputy in the Third (south of the Conurbano), which Pablo would occupy Domenichini, chancellor of Brown University.
As never before the places to leave for the provincial Legislature are listed high. It is that in the train of expanding borders, both Manes and his almost certain rival, Diego Santilli, are forced to distribute national seats among allies, and those who do not fit receive sectional candidacies in compensation. It is what Jorge Macri arranged to join the troupe of the Buenos Aires official and now the people of Larreta seek to reply with Posse.
The radical mayor’s team assures that, less than a week after the closing of the Posse lists, he continues with the idea of his own list, but they do not rule out that he accepts one of the two options offered by the macrismo: to be the third candidate of Santilli or make joint lists in the sections. The second option is the one preferred by the PRO mayors, so they do not have to give up more places in the main list and bet on a Posse candidacy. I took radical votes from Manes. If so, the third place that Jorge Macri rejected Larreta on the Avenida del Libertador would be for the block chief of the Civic Coalition, Juan López.
For the moment, the UCR guaranteed Manes the accompaniments of Margarita Stolbizer (would go second), Emilio Monzó (third) and Joaquín de la Torre. The provincial leader of Republican Peronism will lead the senators for the First Section (north of the GBA), a key position because the winner of that internal would preside over the block of the only chamber where the opposition is a majority.
Now they seek to snatch from the PRO some figure disenchanted with Santilli’s leap to the Province. In the camp set up by Abad and former Deputy Governor Daniel Salvador at the Conte hotel, the name of a former Minister of Mauricio Macri sounded this Saturday. But that negotiation is subject to the return in the next few hours of Senator Esteban Bullrich from the United States, where had been stranded after undergoing medical treatment.
In Córdoba, the comings and goings of the UCR have more folklore than the Cosquín Festival. It is known that close enemies Mario Negri and Ramón Mestre made peace and that the former Macrista official Rodrigo de Loredo gave them a scare in the party intern, with the help of Lousteau. Now the former son-in-law of Oscar Aguad is fighting again: he wants to be the first candidate for deputy for the UCR, either on the unit list or in internal against the tandem that Luis judge (to the Senate) and the macrista Gustavo Santos (to deputy).
There the problem is that Mario Negri does not define if he goes to the fight against judge, in front of a pure list of the UCR. And that Mestre does not agree to go after the former head of Arsat.
The Santa Fe labyrinth is the following: Larreta promotes the formula of senators that include the vice supporter, Federico Angelini, and the former model Amalia Granata. The radicals carry three lists. They are those of the former mayor of the capital, José Corral, with the blessing of Ernesto Sanz, accompanied by a macrista sector and the Civic Coalition; that of the journalist Carolina Losada, with the permission of the party leader, Alfredo Cornejo, with former ambassador Mario Barletta as deputy; and that of Maximiliano Pullaro, Minister of Security during the administration of the Socialist Miguel Lifschitz.
Antonio Cafiero said that when the Peronists fight it is because they are reproducing themselves. Will that parable work for radicals?