The Buenos Aires Minister of Health Fernán Quirós and the head of Government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
With Mauricio Macri moved to one side of the electoral scene, the PRO inmate began to focus on how he will decide the election of the candidate who will compete for the Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires. Horacio Rodríguez Larreta denied an agreement with the former president to support cousin Jorge Macri and supported the nominations of his ministers Fernán Quirós and Soledad Acuña. He did not rule out unfolding the Buenos Aires elections.
Rodríguez Larreta came out to speak after Mauricio Macri communicated his decision not to compete in the next elections. He assured that he was not “surprised” by the announcement, that he had not told him “explicitly” but clarified that the former president “had hinted” that he would not play. In any case, he maintained that “the decision to compete did not depend on whether Macri, Carrió or whoever was playing.” “I think I am prepared and proud of the work we have been doing in the City, I do not pay too much attention to what candidates there may be,” added the candidate for the Presidency.
“We are in a new era, putting aside fights and aggression. Violence has been going on for 80 years and look at how we are, ”she raised, pointing to Peronism but also looking askance at her opponent in the inmate, Patricia Bullrich. “We need peace to solve the problems,” she emphasized.
Macri and Larreta met last Friday
The meeting that Larreta and Macri held on Friday fueled the rumors of a possible agreement so that the PRO candidate in the City is Jorge Macri and the rest of the applicants get off. The idea gained even more strength when the following day Emmanuel Ferrario declined his nomination. However, Fernán Quirós and Soledad Acuña are still in the race.
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This Monday, in statements to Radio Mitre, Mauricio Macri gave his thumbs up to the candidacy of the radical Martín Lousteau -he said that he does not see him as head of government- and focused on the fact that the yellow party should not give up its electoral stronghold: ” The PRO has set a course of modernity and quality in management that the captain has to continue setting and I think we have someone very prepared”, he pointed out in reference to his cousin. “He has a unique experience that I didn’t have. I started and I had to pay a floor fee that Jorge is not going to pay because he was already mayor. He has a very valuable experience”. In this context, he assured that Larreta will support the former communal chief of Vicente López: “he is going to risk it because in the end things fall due to his own weight. He is going to play it, he also realizes it ”.
Despite Mauricio’s pressure, Rodríguez Larreta denied having agreed that Jorge Macri be the unified candidate of the PRO in CABA. “There are three months left until the lists close,” he told La Nación +, seeking to avoid any harshness. However, he supported his applicants: “Fernán Quirós is a luxury as Minister of Health, and Soledad Acuña defended open schools (during the pandemic).” There is also “Jorge who was mayor of Vicente López and there are radical candidates like Lousteau,” included the head of government in the dispute over his successor in the Federal Capital.
“We have time to define,” he continued and did not rule out unfolding the elections in the City as a way to solve the internship of Together for Change: “It is an alternative.” “The date (of the election) does not change much, I feel that people value the work we have been doing and will vote to continue working in the same line,” defined the presidential candidate.
For Carrió, Macri’s decision was not a surprise, but he issued a warning to the Buenos Aires inmate Andrés Malamud: “The winner of the PASO in Together for Change would be the next president”
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