Javier Miley He has spent the entire campaign lashing out against the “political caste” and last night, after finishing second in the first presidential round, he extended his hand to its good side. “Two-thirds voted for change,” said the ultra at a rally after learning the results in Buenos Aires. “The campaign caused many of us who want to change to find ourselves in conflict, so I ended this process of aggression and attack. And I am ready to make a clean slate, shuffle and deliver again, to end Kirchnerism. He then congratulated some of the victorious Macri candidates: Jorge Macri, who heads the table to become the next mayor of the city of Buenos Aires, and Rogelio Frigerio, elected governor of the province of Entre Ríos.
Patricia Bullrichthe defeated presidential candidate of the traditional right of the Together for Change alliance, must now decide whether to support the candidate who during the campaign accused him of “throwing bombs at kindergartens” in a mistake referring to his youth as a member of the Peronist guerrillas of Montoneros. He still didn’t say no. “We will never be complicit with populism in Argentina,” he simply said when he admitted his defeat last Sunday night.
The former president Mauricio Macri who governed between 2015 and 2019 and is still the authorized voice of Together for Change, flirting with Milei’s candidacy in the months before the election: he recognized him as a voice of “change,” said that his party should guarantee governance if he wins, and Milei responded with praise.
The shift towards a hard right by choosing Bullrich as a candidate has already troubled some members of the alliance, especially the social-democratic Radical Civic Union. As Macri approached Milei, Ricardo Alfonsín, son of former radical president Raúl Alfonsín, called for Massa’s vote after the August primaries. The traditional right alliance has a few long weeks of recomposition until the second round on November 19. No one dares to play yet. Frigerio was asked this morning in a radio interview what position he would take for the second round, he did not want to answer: “It is too early,” he said. “Nothing makes sense. We need to talk to other governors to find out, for me it’s the most responsible thing to do.”