The former governor of Santa Cruz Sergio Acevedo It was the big surprise in the closing of lists in the province governed by Alicia Kirchner in the face of the PASO on September 12 that will define the candidates for the November 14 elections.
Acevedo, who returns to politics after 15 years after leaving the government, will go as the third candidate for National Deputy on the SER Santa Cruz list, led by the oil unionist Claudio Vidal. To them is added the former radical mayor of Caleta Olivia, Facundo Prades.
He was the elected president with the highest percentage of votes in the history of Santa Cruz, with almost 75% of the votes in 2003.
He had been deputy governor of Néstor Kirchner, but had a tense relationship with Kirchnerism. Resigned in March 2006, after a strong social tension in the province that ended with the death in a protest by police officer Jorge Sayago in the north.
Since his resignation from the governorship, Acevedo had close ties with Elisa Carrió or Fernando “Pino” Solanas, and in 2007 he supported the radical Eduardo Costa with the provincial Nuevo Movimiento party, accompanying candidates in some municipal positions.
For its part, the official Frente de Todos officialized its list of candidates for deputies, which will be headed by Gustavo “Kaky” González, current mayor of Puerto Deseado, and who will be accompanied by Moira Lanesan Sancho, Secretary of Production, Commerce and Industry of Río Gallegos; and Carlos Aparicio, head of the Ministry of Labor in the North Zone of Santa Cruz.
Consequently, Peronism, will be unfolded in the province, after in 2019, both parties will form a coalition that allowed the re-election of Alicia Kirchner.
Meanwhile, the opposition gathered at the front Change Santa Cruz constituted by the UCR, Encuentro Ciudadano, Pro and ARI.
It will be presented with five lists to define the candidates for November through the PASO. The candidates are the national deputy Roxana Reyes (UCR), Gabriela Mestelán (Citizen Meeting), Martin Bocco (Pro), Omar Zeidán (UCR) and Leonardo Roquel (UCR).