The tension that existed between them even jeopardized his inauguration as the new Chief of Staff. He also left the succession for the position vacated when Alberto Fernández summoned him on the brink of a conflict of proportions. But this Monday Juan Manzur received the interim governor of his province, Tucumán, Osvaldo Jaldo. They met again after having signed a truce. Jaldo was accompanied by several of his ministers, legislators in office and candidates to occupy a place in the National Congress.
Both avoided contact with journalists accredited to Casa Rosada but used the conference room to be interviewed by the newspaper La Gaceta de Tucumán, via Zoom. Manzur referred to the political fight of both in the intern and said that “that is overcome; is left behind. And today Osvaldo Jaldo and Juan Manzur are closer together than ever, in this new challenge, looking forward and working for the good of the people of Tucumán ”.
“In politics everything is gestures; And today I am going to tell my colleagues: indeed, we had interns, but they are finished. Now, we all have to keep up with who’s driving. Today, that responsibility belongs to Osvaldo Jaldo and we all have to help, ”added the current head of the national Cabinet.
“We put together a work agenda to specify each of the initiatives and projects that are being carried out in Tucumán, some in progress and others that are going to be analyzed. I have no doubts that in the next few days this dynamic will continue to be repeated with the teams from each province, ”said Manzur.
Jaldo was the 12th provincial president who was received by Manzur since he took office on September 20 to replace Santiago Cafiero. In these two weeks that passed, they did not stop having contact because they do not want to suffer surprises in the legislative elections of November 14. After the meeting that took place in the South Hall of La Rosada, Jaldo stressed that “in my political experience I have never had the possibility to see what we Tucumans are experiencing today, such as being cared for at Casa Rosada, to have the possibility that our ministers can meet face to face with each one of the national ministers in the different areas ”.
The interim governor of Tucumán also stressed “once the internal ones have been overcome, without a doubt with the chief of the Cabinet of Ministers we are working to give governance to Tucumán, and to bring concrete solutions to each area of the Government of the Province.”
Although they shared a formula to reach the governorship in 2019, the differences between Governor Manzur and his vice led to an intern in the recent PASO. List A, Peronist Loyalty, from Manzur, was imposed with 61.32% over that of the then deputy governor, Todos por Tucumán, who added 38.68% of the accessions. Manzur and Jaldo competed on separate lists (the first as a substitute senator, and the second as a candidate for deputy). Before PASO, for six months they hardly spoke. Due to this open confrontation, even President Alberto Fernández had to intervene, who with several calls convinced the parties to agree on an orderly succession and that Manzur could join the government cast in Balcarce 50.
The three senators’ benches that will be at stake in Tucumán are those of José Alperovich (Frente de Todos, on license), Beatriz Mirkin (Frente de Todos) and Silvia Elías de Pérez (Together for Change). And in addition, the province must renew four deputies: Pablo Yedlin (Frente de Todos), José Cano (Together for Change), Mabel Carrizo (Frente de Todos) and Gladys Medina (Frente de Todos).
Prioritize management with dialogue and a federal perspective. Today at Casa Rosada we held our first inter-ministerial meeting with authorities and officials of Tucumán, a work modality that will be replicated, starting today, with the cabinets of other provincial governments. pic.twitter.com/NsKVoZJVy6
– Juan Manzur (@JuanManzurOK) October 4, 2021
Jaldo attended the Casa Rosada with all the members of his cabinet -except Eduardo Garvich, the Minister of Economy who did not travel-, the deputy president of the Legislature, Sergio Mansilla, and with the first vice president of the body, Regino Amado. Manzur knows that the internal fight can affect the results of the November legislatures. He did the same with other governors, taking into account that the ruling party could only prevail in the PASO in 7 provinces out of a total of 24 districts. By becoming the new campaign manager, he knows that every vote must be defended tooth and nail. That is why they talked about the electoral strategy that will be used in these six weeks until the legislative ones.
For the national government, the Security Ministers, Aníbal Fernández; of Social Development, Juan Zabaleta; of Tourism and Sports, Matías Lammens; that of Habitat and Territorial Development, Jorge Ferraresi, of Education, Jaime Perczyck, of Labor, Claudio Moroni, and of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas.
So that the victory in the midterm elections is not in danger, Jaldo held meetings throughout the past week with the majority of the mayors of the province. The PJ obtained 48.58% of the votes against the 35.08 of Juntos por el Cambio on September 12. That is why the interim president – Manzur had to process a license before the Legislature to take over as Alberto Fernández’s new Chief of Staff – met with several of them to show signs of unity. The 13 and a half points difference in the PASO does not guarantee anything.
The risk of an electoral defeat worries a group of mayors who put the magnifying glass on the role of Máximo Kirchner