Sergio Thomas Massa maintains an unstoppable pace. The ministerial candidate surprises all members of the ruling alliance with his style, tireless agenda and appeals to all campaign staff: He constantly asks for something, receives requests for visits and excursions, and says yes to everyone.
In this regard, last Thursday the event brought grace to the official command of the campaign, installed in the new headquarters of the Peronist Bartolomé Miter at 300 in Microcentro. The presidential candidate rode in an official van that took the Peronist entourage on a public works tour and then to a meeting with small businessmen and merchants in the city of Itusaingo.
Once in the car, Massa took his mobile phone and started chatting with officials from the Department of the Economy, who were in Washington for negotiations with the IMF. All crew members fell silent until the minister exploded: “Come on!!” he shouted like a goal and clenched his fist. “We have an agreement with the Foundation!”snorted the man in charge of the economic portfolio. In the back seat, the head of the Peronist campaign asked cautiously: “Is what you say true?” Vado De Pedro chose to make sure, and everyone present burst out laughing.. In the van, in addition to Massa and Vado, was the Minister of Industry, José Ignacio de Mendiguren; local mayor Alberto Descalzo and his son, current mayoral candidate Pablo Descalzo.
For this reason, the style of “Sergio Tomas” causes some irritation for those who do not know him fully: a candidate usually tells one leader one thing and the opposite to another. It’s the massist way about sales expectations causes mistrust among the ruling party: some see that the hyperkinetic candidate has given electoral life back to Peronism, while others argue that the worst news is the fact that the candidate is the current Minister of Economy (with annual inflation of at least 110%). These doubts give rise to dubious polls originating from AFI, the Federal Intelligence Agency, circulate in Unión por la Patria.
In doing so, they look with concern at what could happen in La Matanza (with a frightening STEP between current mayor Fernando Espinoza and Patricia Cubria, Emilio Persico’s wife) even in Hurlingham, where La Campora wants to topple Juan Zabaleta, the seasoned mayor of that suburban town . Maximo Carlos Kirchner follows developments in La Matanza and Hurlingham to the minute, two destinations that camporism needs, but so far with elusive luck. Massist optimists argue that the restoration of Peronist self-respect is based on concrete elements: El Niño is coming (a natural phenomenon that will bring rains to counter the drought) plus the 60 billion that Campo will give later. if the weather is favorable; adding that the Nestor Kirchner pipeline plus lithium mining they will ensure that with all this, between 12 and 15 billion dollars will enter the reserves under the next government.
The most pragmatic ever mayors of Conurbano. Many of the official They are already calling the most popular leaders of “Together for Change” and asking them for tickets, go to them in the local lane, and those from the PRO / UCR to the staff list of the governor, deputies, senators and the president. Thanks to this contribution, several heads of communities have already distributed ballots this week in accordance with the electoral desire of each house; another deal, as a reinforcement, will take place three days before the election.
Others were horrified by the defeat in Chubut and are demanding to be attentive to how they play in the last ten days before PASO. The local cacique does not hesitate to denounce the pragmatism necessary for bureaucracy to foresee the coming nationwide electoral catastrophe: “With the wind that was in Chubut in the previous days, it was known that many people would not go to vote. What was to be done? and put it off until later. Even those whose houses collapsed due to the wind blamed the ruling party. In such situations, one should not be indifferent … ”The impeccable mayor explained with amazing serenity. Crisis experts…
Meanwhile, in the “Together for Change” camp, the internal crisis is stronger, the closer they are to power. Contradictions are relevant: in the ranks of bullrichists they ask from asceticism to larretism when they talk about whether or not to agree to a joint bunker on August 13, PASO day. But surrendered to the comfort of private flights to Chubut last Sunday, where postulant Patricia Bullrich was seen arriving along with his closest employees, smiling very much along with businessmen Jorge, Juan and Paddy Noyce.
On that trip to the province where PRO Senator Ignacio Torres became governor, star role of Saul Salinasa leader from the province of Mendoza who knew how to be politically close to Omar de Marchi, and she liked the executive meads on the flight to Trelew, and that she was the promoter of the song “Patricia Presidenta”. at the headquarters of the winning candidate Chubut. Meanwhile, the nerves in larretism continue, apart from the fact that they believe they have gained in the last two weeks after the election of Maxi Pullaro in Santa Fe.
For this, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta prepares meeting with eight elected or winning JxC governors next week and foresees the closure of the campaigns in Cordoba, Rosario and Parana and the completion in La Plata with Diego Santilli and Julio Garro; there they bet everything on winning by several lengths in the largest province. Patricia Bullrich closes in Lanus with Nestor Grindetti and Christian Ritondo and before that he will go to Cordoba and Mendoza, where He believes that he will get a mass of 500,000 votes in the entire central zone, enough to win the cambiemite struggle.. Mauricio Macri, meanwhile, keeps up intense conversations, such as a two-hour conversation with Roberto Garcia Moritan and another one and a half hour (poignant and loud) with Rodrigo De Loredo. Voice on phone…
Abel Furlan He is currently General Secretary of Unión Obrera Metalúrgica, the trade union that knew how to exercise maximum power under Lorenzo Miguel, head of UOM from 1970 to 2002. Furlan reached the top echelon of his union by overthrowing Antonio Calò, the classical trade unionist, and he did so under the protection of Kirchnerism, chiefly Maximo Carlos Kirchner. This man has become strong in the city of Campana in Buenos Aires, where he disputes parity with powerful companies such as Techint, Axion and all firms based in this productive city.
But this man became a people’s deputy and took part in the politics of Campana with a delegate in the elections, Alejo Sarna. “Sarnita” is a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official who has been competing and losing to PRO Mayor Sebastian Abella for 8 years.a very popular former racing driver in the area.
But that tranquility of the Furlan-Sarna duo is now being shattered by the appearance of another trade unionist, Carlos “Toro” Ortega, president of PJ de Campana, who is the general secretary of the Secasfpi (the Anses union), and a reference to the current federal workers of the CGT, where Furlan is also based.
El Toro’s speech is that he represents “true Peronism” and proposes (demagogically) that if the mayor wins, he will double the salaries of municipal employees (a kind of budget deficit, left). . So the things Internship between “El Toro” Ortega and Furlan (Maximo Kirchner’s chicken) changed the political calm in the powerful municipality of Buenos Aires. And there is nothing more exciting than an internship among trade unionists…