“Nobody is forbidden and nobody has to follow his example in the Frente de Todos”, dice Alberto Fernandez to a small entourage that accompanies him and is about to take off for the United States to hold a bilateral meeting with Joe Biden. It is the first evaluation made by the President on Mauricio Macri’s decision not to be a candidate in the presidential elections.
The head of state believes that what the leader of Together for Change did is “sincere” his electoral potential in front of his voters. “If he showed up, he lost,” he says. There is no heroic decision, as they want to install in the opposition, but it was about accepting the numbers in the polls.
Fernández is not concerned about the criticism of his management that Macri launches in the six-minute video, and he even believes that this benefits him. One of them has to do with “being isolated from the world”. The president listens to this phrase at the moment when he is preparing the bilateral meeting with his counterpart from the United States, Joe Biden.
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While the plane is about to take off, Alberto Fernández assures his most trusted leaders that “No one in the Frente de Todos has to follow Macri’s example.” Talk about him and Cristina Kirchner. “It has nothing to do with us. Neither with Cristina nor with me, ”she insisted. No There are leaders who can look in Macri’s mirror.
This is a different position from the one taken by Kirchnerism when it learned of the former president’s message. From this sector they believe that now it is the turn of the President to get out of the race for re-election, something that they have been demanding for weeks.
Fernández does not ask for the same in the face of the operative outcry that launches CFK as a candidate. “The leaders cannot have the irresponsibility of vetoing the other. In the FdT nobody is forbidden”, is the internal message that he decides to give.
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“The one who talks the least about my candidacy is me. The ones who talk the most about my candidacy are them,” he says. in privacy in reference to the K leaders who appear in the media to ask for a definition. And he remembers “I always said that I want to guarantee a victory and build the best candidate to do it. Let everyone who wants to participate participate.”
Regarding the internal discussion, the President believes that the space should be democratized and that “a replacement leadership” should emerge. From his environment they put other words to this: “The odometer is over”, they say about CFK’s method of choosing its candidates. That same method that led Fernández to be elected president. Four years later, they no longer believe in him.
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