“Come on, what do you have to leave everything, I want you all walking and talking to people. It is the most important choice of our lives! “. The harangue, forceful, unusual, was by Horacio Rodríguez Larreta in a meeting he led this Monday with the candidates and officials of the City.
The head of the Buenos Aires government knows that something special is played in the PASO. If Diego Santilli beats Facundo Manes in the Juntos por el Cambio internship in the province, and as María Eugenia Vidal does the same with Ricardo López Murphy in the City, Larreta will have consolidated his leadership in the space to earn a leading place in the presidential internship of the opposition in 2023. Otherwise, your image will be damaged and he will be one more candidate for the presidency for Together for Change.
Later in the election in the province of Buenos Aires, if Santilli narrowly loses with the list of the Frente de Todos led by Victoria Tolosa Paz, larretismo will also display it as a triumph. Above all, if it is taken as a reference that in the 2019 elections Axel Kicillof surpassed Vidal by 13 points.
In fact, leaders of Santilli’s list show a survey by the University of La Matanza made between July 25 and 27, according to which the Frente de Todos leads the opposition coalition by 34.1 to 30.5 (3.6 points difference) if the elections were held today.
However, for all that Rodríguez Larreta puts into discussion, he will seek to accompany Santilli in different campaign activities, such as yesterday in Avellaneda. In its environment and in it, it weighs the concept of “transfer”. That is, the need to transfer to Santilli all the political capital that the Buenos Aires head of government has in Buenos Aires territory where the same survey by the University of La Matanza places him as the best positioned leader.
It is clear that the opposition start was not the best, involved in a fierce internal. Manes, the neuroscientist who came from outside politics, has not yet got used to the political language that, as in everything, has some codes. No filter, the brand new radical candidate say what you think And that honesty in politics doesn’t always have the desired effect. Like when in a meeting -before the closing of lists- with Martín Lousteau, Emiliano Yacobitti and Emilio MonzóManes hinted that everyone but him was only interested in the charges. Lousteau got up and left, but Yacobitti had a strong crossing that it did not happen of the verbal thing, by little.
One of the main contributors to this discussion is the Jujuy governor, the radical Gerardo Morales, who has been accusing Larreta of being behind the attack on Manes. Morales actually seeks – before the passivity of the head of the national UCR, Alfredo Cornejo- that the PRO does not monopolize the presidential discussion of 2023 in advance with the nominations not only of the Buenos Aires head of government but also of Vidal and Patricia Bullrich.
The former governor had these days a very tough conversation phone with Morales. He told the radical that his criticisms of the mayor of the City actually cause damage to the brand Together for Change and end up being functional to Kirchnerism. But Morales did not pay much attention to Vidal’s objections, and continued with his criticisms, this time in relation to the coexistence manual that the national table of Together for Change has just implemented with the idea of lowering the decibels of the intern. “It is for kindergarten,” said the Jujuy ironically.
Therefore, nothing ensures that the internal dispute will diminish.