Unless there is a surprise move, Peronism is resigned to face –for the first since its creation–a Simultaneous and Compulsory Open Primary (PASO). This did not happen in any of the three elections in the past decade, be it in 2011, 2015 or 2019. With signs of exhaustion, after months of internal crossovers, the interior minister, Edward “Wado” Of Peter admitted: “Alberto Fernández has the right to be part of a PASO”.
The biggest problem is that the different Peronist sectors that are waiting for orders “from above” doubt which side to take if this is confirmed. “The STEPs make the loser stay out. You have to put together lists, everything will be mixed up, it’s a headache,” he admitted to PROFILE a shipowner from Buenos Aires. The dispersion makes the confusion general.
On the one hand, the President knows that he would lose an inmate, so he delays his decision to bring this to a last-minute negotiation to obtain the highest possible revenue in case of being lowered. His alternative? Support Daniel Scioli (although some began to install the rumor that the current ambassador in Brazil could be a candidate for the City of Buenos Aires).
Wado de Pedro deepened the differences in the Cámpora: “Alberto Fernández has the right to be part of a PASO”
On the side of Kirchnerism, Plan A is for the candidate to be the vice president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. This would derail the primary alternative, though those close to him note that he doesn’t seem to have any idea of changing his stance on no-showing. Plan B? Own Wado de Pedro. “He lacks knowledge. But if Cristina puts him next to her in the race, she gets up quickly”responded a pollster who works for Peronism to this medium.
And Máximo Kirchner could decide only the strategy he would seek to take Axel Kicillof to that STEP, but the governor does not want to know anything about it. He will go for re-election in Buenos Aires “unless Cristina asks him to,” they say next to him. For this reason, the one who waits in silence is his chief of staff, Martín Insaurralde. In the event that Kicillof joins the presidential race, the man from Loma is his candidate’s number one to go for Dardo Rocha’s seat.
The team of the licensed mayor of Lomas de Zamora knows that this time, surely, they must wait. “The fight in Buenos Aires will be very close, the move to send Kicillof can be lethal and lose everything,” understands a slope from Insaurralde.
For Jorge Asís, Mauricio Macri “wrinkled” and Cristina Kirchner is “empowered and eager”
For his part, Economy Minister Sergio Massa cannot order the Economy at the rate he promised when he took office. The pressure that he put on himself due to inflation lowered the shares ahead of the election. Although he does not rule out running, the PASO does not excite him. He hoped to be the “unity” candidate, something that seems far off.
And the governors? For the low, Juan Manzur does not lose hope. First, he wants to win the election in Tucumán, where he is Lieutenant Governor with Osvaldo Jaldo. That will be on Sunday, May 14. Once the triumph is consummated, he will raise the profile to be “the candidate of the governors”.
The dilemma is who will stand behind him, since Jorge Capitanich (Chaco) does not lose hope of being chosen by CFK and other important Peronists such as Juan Schiaretti (Córdoba), Omar Perotti (Santa Fe) and Gustavo Bordet (Entre Ríos). ) seem to continue exploring the third way.
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