At the beginning of the week, the so-called “Table on Mondays” that formed the Frente de Todos to lead the electoral campaign of Peronism had a new meeting, where the priests of the ruling coalition are taking an electoral rhythm. At that table the vision of each one of those who sits at that table was overturned. This group does not have the participation of either the President or the Vice President, but they are representatives of both as well as powerful mayors of the province of Buenos Aires.
And in this week’s meeting, progress was made with the layout of new descents to the territory (that is, acts with local officials and leaders in different parts of the country) as well as the drafting of a common discursive document that will act as a script to be respected by the different sectors of the Frente de Todos, which houses Kirchnerism -with a central axis in The field-, to those who are close to President Alberto Ángel Fernández, Sergio Tomás Massa’s Renovation Front, and the Buenos Aires mayors, centered in the suburbs, the focus of the greatest electoral attention for Peronism.
The meeting was attended by Governor Axel Kicillof, host of these events in La Plata; the national chief of Cabinet Santiago Cafiero plus the Interior Minister Eduardo “Wado” De Pedro (second to Máximo Kirchner in La Cámpora); Gabriel Katopodis and Jorge Ferraresi, members of the National Cabinet and mayors in use of license from San Martín and Avellaneda respectively. Massa was this time via zoom because he is isolated due to the close contact of a Carrió deputy, like Máximo Kirchner, who is also isolated. On the side of the mayors, Fernando Espinoza (La Matanza) and Martín Insaurralde joined.
Axel Kicillof and Martín Insaurralde together with the Chief of Cabinet Santiago Cafiero, Gabriel Katopodis and Máximo Kirchner.
There it was said that they will be launched measures aimed at people’s pockets, the main concern of officials national and provincial. There was no talk of candidacies -at least among all the participants- and more structured descents to the territory. “It is not just a pandemic, the vaccine is not enough,” he repeated at the table. where they believe that the progress of the vaccination campaign against COVID is auspicious but understanding that it should now abound with measures to improve the economy of the sectors most affected by the pandemic.
As recovery after the pandemic is the diagnosed challenge, the actions to come were defined: they spoke of the next appearances of Alberto Fernández and Axel Kicillof, who will shoulder the campaign. The appearances of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be surgical, as they have been until now; She receives various invitations, which she analyzes and defines about the time, when she considers that the place is appropriate and when she has something studied to say, inward and outward, that is, for the internal consumption of the national government and for the followers of the FdT.
Cristina in an act in La Plata with Kicillof.
As part of these descents, they are the joint departures of Santiago Cafiero, Wado De Pedro and Gabriel Katopodis, with a fundamental axis in the inauguration of works, which are activated by the National Ministry of Public Works. This was the case on Wednesday’s visit to Entre Ríos by these three national officials, who had a management act and then a political meeting with the referents. This has already been done in Tucumán (with Juan Manzur), in Bahía Blanca and now, in Entre Ríos. A way to nationalize the campaign.
What’s more, The action towards the center voter was valued, a role that corresponds to Sergio Massa and its Renovator Front, with fiscal relief measures such as Earnings and monotax; the latter are 4 million people.
Meanwhile, in the province of Buenos Aires (mother of all battles and where Peronism aims to obtain a victory that allows it to declare itself the winner of this year’s parliamentary elections), Kicillof officiates as head of the Buenos Aires campaign, and for that, he relies on documents, supplies and surveys. Therefore, for next Monday, will dump a “common discursive document” on the Monday table that contains the different arms of the coalition and that puts order in what will be said between now and September 12, the date of the PASO, the open, simultaneous and mandatory primaries. The general elections will be on November 14. The person who works on this discursive document is Carlos “Carli” Bianco, Kicillof’s chief of staff.
AlsoIin there It was defined that there will be no STEP in the districts where the Frente de Todos governs today and yes there may be where Juntos por el Cambio governs or neighborhood groups, which brings peace to several mayors, fearful of the advance fundamentally of La Cámpora.
Sergio Massa and Máximo Kirchner. Photo Guillermo Rodríguez Adami
The assembly of a national, provincial and district agenda plus this unifying document of discourse will amalgamate the electoral team of the FdT, before the most irritating process begins: that of the assembly of lists, which has a closing date of July 24, a little less One month for the pens to define the names of those who will be on the lists.
The issue of the candidacies was not mentioned but the species flies over each of the members of the political table based in La Plata. Victoria Tolosa Paz continues to qualify for the first or second place on the ballot of national deputies by the Province, although his high profile of the last two weeks caused some internal discomfort.
Some consider that Santiago Cafiero or Gabriel Katopodis could be options to “show the spirit of the coalition”, as is intended for the head of the payroll; but Alberto Fernández wants Cafiero by his side until the end of his term and Katopodis intends to remain in charge of Public Works also until December 2023.
Máximo Kirchner, who will have a strong influence on the closing of lists, has his name “in péctore”, phrase used by the Vatican cardinals elect Pope but that in Argentine politics Carlos Saúl Menem knew how to coin. Few have access to the one chosen by Cristina’s son. Will it be someone of their own or a member of the Government, who would leave their coveted government armchair like that? Mystery that could last until July 24, when the lists of each force must be presented for the 2021 electoral test.