Willing to stomp on the Buenos Aires intern of Together for Change, radicalism will take the neuroscientist Facundo Manes onto the field this Wednesday, whom They ask you to be a candidate.
The neuroscientist will be the guest of honor of a political talk in the National Committee next to the dome of the UCR, who will be present for the endorsement postcard.
In the midst of the dance of names, the put is a direct message for your PRO and Civic Coalition partners: that radicalism also wants a leading role in the provincial armed forces and what it has to do with.
The president of radicalism, Alfredo Cornejo, hinted at the play last Wednesday, when he publicly fought for Manes to be his candidate for national deputy.
“He has not been in the Government of Cambiemos. He does not have a very defined political trajectory, but he has very clear ideas. Topping the list with him would be important. “he declared on Radio Rivadavia.
The Mendoza recalled that in 2019 the Province “was the one that defined the election”, considered that JxC should “try to make a front as broad as possible” in that district and that Manes is “a very fresh person” who can give “a air of renewal “to the coalition.
In addition to Cornejo, it is expected that the block heads of the Senate and Deputies, Luis Naidenoff and Mario Negri and the new president of the Buenos Aires UCR, Maximiliano Abad, political godson of Ernesto Sanz and principal Manes impeller. Also some of the governors.
As he could know Clarion, Manes will not confirm his candidacy in this act – “it is not time to talk about that”, they point out at the UCR – but will leave the door open.
The mental health specialist already declined offers in 2017 and 2019. One of them, according to what emerged, was because they did not give him first place on the ballot.
However, this year he played an active role in supporting Abad’s list as head of the provincial UCR, which brought his brother, Gastón Manes, as head of the national conventionals.
“We need honest people who are encouraged to fight for what really matters,” said Manes in his networks, in support of his brother, whom he accompanied on several tours of Buenos Aires towns.
It is known that he has aspirations to be governor or candidate for president. “But to get to 2023, first you have to pass 2021,” warns a radical authority and assures that the order of the names on the ballots is not under discussion, nor if it will be necessary to settle it in a STEP.
They do say that Manes’ profile “hits” with the radical flags. “He is an emerging of the laburadora middle class with enormous potential. Concerned about education and health and with a look above the conventional structure of the parties,” points out a weight legislator.
With the Manes letter, the UCR is betting on changing the Buenos Aires scenario and getting fully involved in the electoral discussion.
The move takes place in the midst of the strong internal disputes that began months ago in the main opposition coalition and that have important leaders as protagonists.
Within the PRO, the vice head of the Buenos Aires government Diego Santilli, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta’s right hand, is preparing to disembark in the Province, but the mayor of Vicente López, Jorge Macri, backed by former president Mauricio Macri, resists him and asks that the representatives leave the province and not the Buenos Aires district.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Civic Coalition, Elisa Carrió, has already reiterated on several occasions that she is willing to be a candidate for the Province, but clarified that if it does it is to top the list.
On the other hand, the former Buenos Aires governor María Eugenia Vidal, does not finish confirming if she will be a candidate, although everything indicates that in that case it will turn to the Buenos Aires district.
This Friday, the mayor of San Isidro, Gustavo Posse -who has just lost the internship due to the party leadership of the Buenos Aires UCR against Abad- also threatened to compete with his own list in the PASO.
Although Martín Lousteau accompanied him in the crusade for the presidency of the Party, he did not come out to support the communal chief in this last move. “The candidacies have not yet been discussed,” they assured in the surroundings of the radical senator, who is increasingly close to his former competitor Larreta.
The other rebel leg is the one represented by the former president of the Chamber of Deputies during Macri’s administration, Emilio Monzó, who was the first to assure in March that he would play in the provincial intern of Juntos por el Cambio.
In this context, the question remains as to what the other coalition partners will do. Among them, the republican Peronism of Miguel Pichetto and the GEN of Margarita Stolbizer.