Alejandro Bodart arrives on time to a bar in San Telmo, despite the traffic chaos generated by the massive march of picketers to the Ministry of Social Development to mark the field for the Government and the recently assumed Juan Zabaleta, where there are several flags of the MST Teresa Vive, its political force.
The leader analyzes that in the middle of the electoral campaign “all the funds go to the ruling party organizations” and stop meeting the claims of the independent groups.
“There is a social catastrophe, I do not know if the political class takes dimension. Poverty levels were never seen in the country, in the province of Buenos Aires there are 51% poor and 15% indigent, “he says in dialogue with Clarion. And warns by “the anger” that is brewing, that when it explodes it may be “superior” to 2001.
The words of the candidate for deputy, who will contest the intern of the Left Front Unit before Nicolás del Caño in the province of Buenas Aires, sound after the words of President Alberto Fernández about his candidate Victoria Tolosa Paz whom he praised for having charged “this year and a half the fight against hunger in Argentina “.
“Anything is said in the campaign. Tolosa Paz is conservative. I could tell you that it’s a chetaI don’t think it has anything to do with the poor, “he says.
Alejandro Bodart will dispute the internal of the Left Front Unit before Nicolás del Caño in Province. Photo German Garcia Adrasti.
In addition, it details that the candidate of the Frente de Todos lives “in the main country of La Plata” together with the macrista mayor Julio Garro. “You must see the poor in photos”he says wryly.
While she does not hesitate to assure that in Congress as a deputy of the ruling party she will vote “by two hands” the agreement with the International Monetary Fund, away from “social needs”.
Bodart is secretary general and national leader of the Socialist Workers Movement (MST), he was a Buenos Aires legislator between 2011 and 2015, he ran as a candidate for president together with Vilma Ripoll in the elections of that year and at the same time he starred in an unusual controversy in networks for visiting a shopping mall in Punta del Este.
Now, also together with Ripoll, they lead the “List 10R” within the internal FIT-U, after the debate on the unit that finally did not materialize and questions the “hegemony” of its rival for the PASO.
Alejandro Bodart and Vilma Ripoll, the leaders of the MST and pre-candidates for deputies for the Province.
“In his time Del Caño succeeded by replacing Jorge Altamira, who was the eternal candidate, but a little bit now he too became the eternal candidate“, he maintains.
The reference is to the PASO of 2015, where the PTS leader prevailed over the historic leader of the Partido Obrero and imposed his presidential candidacy. For these elections in Province, Del Caño heads the “1A Left Drive” and Altamira returns to perform, although this time with his new Political Worker label.
Bodart speaks of “(r) evolving” the left in an election that he assures will not be so polarized, where the vote against the Front of All and Together can be capitalized by its strength. Although he warns of “disappointment” in general of the population with the entire political class.
“The left has to be capable of permanently revolutionizing itself, a force that claims to be revolutionary cannot be conservative and it has to evolve “, he maintains. And he questions the proposal within the FIT-U of positioning itself as “third force” in the next elections.
“The problem that if you are a third force with 5% is one thing and another thing is that you dispute at the same level, that is the concept we need, to think how in a few years we can transform us into an alternative of power“, sentence.
But in addition to his proposal inside the front that he integrates, Bodart also points to the libertarians of Avanza Libertad, with whom there is a declared dispute.
“In Province Espert does not wake up the same sympathies that a almost buffoonish character like Milei. I see little flight, a phenomenon of little time, “he sentence. And he concludes that the left must abandon its” conservative element “to regain dynamism towards the electoral fight.