Few of the leaders of the Frente de Todos dare to raise the anticipated flag of a re-election of Alberto Fernández in 2023. Jorge Ferraresi It is one of them. He does it in public and in private. The Minister of Habitat is the vice president of the Instituto Patria and also a regular at the Monday table in the Buenos Aires governorate where a good part of the electoral strategy of the ruling party is cooked. The mayor in use of the license of Avellaneda believes that all the projects of the Executive are 8 years old. It also promotes the re-election of Axel Kicillof in the Province. It is not clear, however, whether Cristina Kirchner The creator of the hit political artifact of 2019 has the same opinion. There are more who believe that it drives the governor. Kicillof two months ago let the version run that his project for the Province goes beyond 2023.
The head of La Cámpora and the official interblock in Deputies Maximum Kirchner He criticized the President’s decision to change the legal framework to buy vaccines at the request of US laboratories. The President answered him in the act of July 9. Close to the president they minimized the response. “They think alike,” they maintained. At times it seems the opposite.
In this framework, the ruling party takes its time to define its candidacies in the most important district of the country while observing the movements of the opposition. The batch of names changed little, almost nothing, in recent weeks. However, several leaders of the pro-government armed forces recall that the vice president likes surprises. Ultimately, she will be the one who defines and authorizes the name of the candidates.
Of all the ministers who ring to occupy a place on the Buenos Aires ballot, the only one who is excited about the possibility of returning to Congress is the Minister of Social Development Daniel Arroyo, who would not top the list anyway but would be among the first. Some still insist on pushing the chances of Gabriel Katopodis, the Minister of Public Works and mayor in use of the license of San Martín. The sectors most linked to Cristina Kirchner do not rule out the candidacy of the chief of staff Santiago Cafiero. The coordinating minister has good numbers in the polls and his office, adjacent to that of the President, is coveted by the allies. In the Casa Rosada they dismiss those versions. “The kids – for La Cámpora – ask for more weight and territorial anchoring and they will fight until the end,” says a member of the Cabinet.
Although the head of state made it known that he was not willing to disarm his government team, almost everyone in the ruling party agrees on the need to oxygenate management. The question that arises is whether it should be done after the elections or in view of the electoral campaign.
Three women leaders continue to appear on draft lists for the Province: Victoria Tolosa Paz, Malena Galmarini and Fernanda Vallejos. The first one slipped quickly among the candidates and, they say, is the President’s favorite. The head of Aysa is also measured and the economist Vallejos, who headed the ballot for Citizen Unity Deputies in 2017, has the confidence of the vice president, although she is looked at with distrust by La Cámpora. The ambassador to Brazil Daniel scioli It has the endorsement of different sectors, but those who resist its return point out its “worn out” profile.
The Casa Rosada wants the candidates not to scare off the moderate electorate. Contrary to these versions, from La Cámpora and the presidency of the Senate, the name of the Buenos Aires Vice Minister of Health was noted Nicolas Kreplak, a way to seduce the younger electorate. The appearance of Martin Insaurralde in an act with Cristina Kirchner he added the mayor of Lomas to the prode. Defeated in 2013 and with excellent ties to Maximum Kirchner, the communal chief of Lomas de Zamora, also sounds to occupy a ministry.
The Avoid Movement already asked for a place for the Undersecretary of Social Economy Daniel Menendez, a benchmark for Barrios de Pie-Somos. Both organizations will translate their merger on Wednesday at El Ateneo. It will be difficult between the desire of La Cámpora, Christianity, Massismo to renew their seats and the aspirations of the President to add referents who respond to him.
Beyond the names, in the ruling party they bet on a concept campaign. The vice president will play hard – and participating in events – in the Conurbano, her stronghold. She will be one more candidate, even if her name is not on the ballot. The same will be done by the governor. In Greater Buenos Aires the “happiest” days prior to Macri’s assumption will be appealed. The vaccination campaign and the virtual reactivation of consumption with wages above inflation will be other axes.
Each ally seeks to contain its swath of the electorate. Sergio Massa, in the company of Kicillof and Sergio Berni, pushes his security agenda in the first electoral section, with nods to the middle class to modify the policy of employment plans.
In the City the internal one looks more orderly in appearance. The legislator and advisor to the President, Leandro santoro, runs with an advantage, but several allies insist with polls in the hand that Matías Lammens has a higher ceiling. The Tourism Minister believes that the Cabinet is a better platform to compete for the head of government in 2023 than Congress. Carlos Heller and María Rosa Muiños, they would have their place assured on the list. In the next few days a Buenos Aires campaign table will be formed.
In Santa Fe, the third electoral district in the country, which also elects senators, the definitions are also open. Maria Sacnun It is the favorite of Cristina Kirchner. Others ask for the former Minister of Habitat Maria Eugenia Bielsa, one of the civil servants who did not work, but who maintains a high image in the province. Roberto Mirabella would complete the payroll. In Córdoba, for now, all roads lead to Carlos Caserio that he will seek to retain his seat in the Upper House.
A minister loyal to the vice president in her darkest days recalls the fact that Kirchnerism after the legislative defeats of 2009 and 2013 deepened its policies – it leaned against the harshest – and capitalized on them in the executive elections. “Now we are going to win and deepen”, He promises.
Maximum KirchnerIn the Buenos Aires PJ congress, he advanced the tone of the campaign and said something similar, which also sounded like a warning. “We have to consolidate an electoral victory, but more than anything we have to know where we are going and what we want. But think about what happened in 2017 when they believed that because they had won an election they had a blank check and did anything. We are going to be happy again as the compañera said in La Plata, ”he said without needing to clarify the name of the compañera in question.