With an internal statement addressed to the Avellaneda UCR committee, which until this weekend was presiding, Luis Otero announced his resignation from the space for which in 2019 he ran as a candidate for mayor for Together for Change in 2019.
The resignation of the journalist and lawyer came after the most complex weeks in relation to the integration of the lists for the September PASO. As is often the case in all spaces, within the Juntos alliance there were negotiations, ridiculousness, strings and loosening to define the names, both in the Third electoral section (where 18 provincial deputies are voted) and in Avellaneda. The journalist, who would be thinking of resuming his profession, points to the head of the provincial UCR, Maximiliano Abad, due to a lack of codes after the support that Otero gave him in the internal elections.
However, Otero remarks that his departure did not have to do with fights over charges, but because of internal issues that for now he prefers not to make it known. “After STEP,” he says, “I may speak.”
Although he announced his departure through a letter addressed to the Avellaneda committee where he explained reasons, he commented that the idea was not to transcend beyond that framework.
“I sent that letter to the co-religionists, friends. I told them why (I was resigning) and it should not be circulating in the media because it was not intended for that. Less to generate a political bard, although it is expected that that will happen”, commented.
Melisa Gorosito, new president of the Avellaneda UCR, and Luis Otero, who resigned from office.
The letter was written only for internal circulation within the radical committee and even warns of the reservation to initiate legal actions in the event that the text is disseminated in other areas.
“There are times when we have to keep silent so as not to cause damage. The damage has already been generated because this has transcended, but I do not want to generate more,” explained Otero.
Radicalism on the charts
Beyond the reasons that led Otero to make his decision, the concrete thing is that Avellaneda’s radicalism was left out of the relevant places on the list of pre-candidates for provincial deputies by Third Section that, in the Juntos intern, accompanies Facundo Manes’ nomination to Congress.
The first place on the ballot went to Pablo Domenichini, rector of the Almirante Brown University referenced in Martin Lousteau. Behind him are Nazarena Mesías (radical from Lanús), Walter Queijeiro (responds to the republican Peronism of Joaquín de la Torre) and Miriam Niveyro (also from Almirante Brown, close to Emilio Monzó). Leaders from Esteban Echeverría, Lomas de Zamora, Quilmes, Berisso (2), Lobos (2) and Punta Indio complete the first 12 places.
Pablo Domenichini will head the list of Facundo Manes in the Third Section of the Province of Buenos Aires. It comes from university politics.
The local UCR manifested itself through statements by radical councilor Fernando Landaburu, who in statements to the local media Southern politics He opined that Otero “was the best candidate to head the list of provincial deputies but the balance of forces implied that this space ended in the force that responds to Martín Lousteau with Pablo Domenichini.”
Regarding the deliberative council of AvellanedaAfter the presentation of two lists, one dominated by the UCR and the other with the presence of Republican Peronism, there was an agreement and only one will go on the Manes ballot, which the radical Rubén Sanazi will lead.
Meanwhile, Otero’s departure leaves the chairmanship of the Radical Civic Union committee for the first time in charge of a woman, Melisa gorosito. who before the roster agreement was mentioned for second place on Sanazi’s ballot.