The closing of lists of this last Saturday left winners and losers as in any electoral thread. Reviewing the strip of “wounded” in the ruling party, the most striking case is that of the Minister of Social Development, Daniel Arroyo, who entered the Buenos Aires list of the Frente de Todos led by Victoria Tolosa Paz at the last minute, in a less prominent place as is the 12th place on the payroll.
Victoria Tolosa Paz signed her candidacy.
Arroyo wanted to leave the intense Ministry of Development and the exchange for a place in the Deputies was the most positive thing for this politician and teacher specialized in social issues. But he went from third place to twelfth in a few hours; Perhaps that is why he was the last to go to the Casa Rosada to stamp his signature for the candidacy. The doubts with Arroyo arose when among the different negotiators of the FdT they reviewed who each candidate was. “Who gets paid for Arroyo?”, They wondered among the different negotiators as some considered him a man of the President while others remembered his previous passage through Sergio Massa’s Renewing Front. Finally, Arroyo entered a position that will guarantee him to be a national legislator from next December. But what the outgoing minister did not imagine was how his departure from Development was precipitated. This last Monday, he gathered his team and told them: “Let’s get to work, we’ll stay until December”. A few hours later, Clarín anticipated that a mayor close to Alberto Ángel Fernández would soon assume the senior chair of the social ministry. One does not win to disappointment …
Daniel Arroyo. Photo Marcelo Carroll
K but hurt
Among others who did not meet his expectations, Daniel “Chucky” Menéndez is also a Social Development official. The social leader rang for a candidacy for national deputy thanks to the alliance of the Evita Movement with Barrios de Pie. “Chucky” was imagined in third place on the list but finished 16th. Another hurt was Juan Gabriel Mariotto, proposed by the San Luis governor Alberto Rodríguez Saá. When he found out that his location would be between 20 to 22, he called Wado de Pedro and told him that he did not deserve to go in a location that left him out: “It’s unfair, partner,” they say the tough leader said today faithful to the Rodríguez Saá. But the great evicted in the K arenas was Fernanda Vallejos, who was elected as a deputy in 2017 by Unidad Ciudadana and now, has been left out. The tough Kirchnerista thus went from the first on the list – with a starring role in the media for that role – to not renewing her bench. Life is hard…
Fernanda Vallejos when she was a candidate for national deputy for Unidad Ciudadana. Clarín Archive
Sign me up!
One who fought to get what he was looking for was Sergio Alejandro Berni. The doctor and military man threatened to present a list in the province of Buenos Aires and compete in the PASO. Nobody in the circle of Cristina and Máximo Kirchner believed that but they decided to recognize the provincial minister for his active role in the media, where he never stops criticizing the President of the Nation. Before that, Máximo K. put Agustina Propato, the military’s wife, in fifth place on the ballot of Deputies. And he said that he be given a provincial legislator in the second electoral section, where Berni asked for a place for “La Tana” Di Palma, a member of that nut family from Arrecifes. But the wayward military man demanded that there be two legislators in the section; then, He put together a list and, kicking fences and shouting, he appeared – defiantly – in the National PJ. “You were paid for excess in the national list”, was the message that the command received after the closing. The battle will continue …
To its corners
On the side of Juntos por el Cambio, many believed that in the province of Buenos there would be no injuries, since there are two lists to compete: one by Diego Santilli and the other, with Facundo Manes, which would be enough to compensate all of them, all and everyone. But it was not so: a clear example was the case of a provincial deputy of the second section who thought she was renewing her mandate and, in the end, was left out of the “Together” list. The woman found out that they would not take her into account and went to the lobby of the Brizzo de La Plata hotel, a few hours before closing, and rebuked all the leaders she met. “He started throwing pineapples in the air, it was tremendous”, said one of those who saw her cursing many, especially the mayor of Captain Sarmiento, Javier Iguacel. There is peace…
Manes and Santilli