On this busy Wednesday morning, Patricia Bullrich invited some of the main leaders of the PRO and the UCR to his house in Palermo to serve as spokespersons for the electoral political agreement that they had agreed upon a few hours before, in the early morning of this same day. Mauricio Macri y Javier Miley in the house of the former president of Acassuso: he will call a press conference to support the leader of La Libertad Avanza. The position, which some of those present classified as untimely and ill-advised created a tense discussion that even caused some to close the doors before the end of the meeting, and several internal invoices were passed to the former candidate of Magkaaban para Pagbabago (JxC).
Bullrich is direct and anticipates what he will do just a few hours later on the second floor of the offices he has at 400 Hipólito Yrigoyen, in front of Plaza de Mayo. Almost unanimously, the PRO leaders they tried to persuade him to stop openly agreeing with the ultraliberals, not because they did not agree with some of its points, but because they considered that a wider internal discussion was necessary and that this was not the time to do it .
“CUANDO LA PATRIA ESTÁ EN PELIGRO TODO ESTÁ PERMITIDO, EXCEPTO NO DEFENDERLA”.
Con @luispetri ratificamos nuestra defensa a ultranza de los valores del cambio y de la libertad. La urgencia del momento nos interpela a no ser neutrales frente al peligro de la continuidad del… pic.twitter.com/77r5ql94LF
— Patricia Bullrich (@PatoBullrich) October 25, 2023
Although true to his style, Rodríguez Larreta tends to remain moderate and independent between Milei and Sergio Massa. A position shared and also expressed by Vidal in the afternoon, through social networks or in a press conference, what will happen. On the contrary, Jorge Macri, Grindetti, Ritondo, and Santilli tried to mediate between the parties, not rushing the definitions, and, above all, it is clear that the JxC, all, is the main space opposed to Kirchnerism.
The leaders of the centenary party that Morales leads do not want to take a position before the summit that is already scheduled. In any case, the governor of Jujuy is not restricted from sitting down to discuss any kind of future agreement if Macri is sitting on the other side of the table. Confused, Grindetti got up and left. He was followed by some yellows who also strongly defended the former president.
Morales’ words, which seemed to anger some, hide a broader strategy developed by a group of other purple leaders. The thing is that, according to various sources from the centenary party, Letter P, the conclave that took place after Bullrich’s press conference was set up at the service of Massa’s presidential candidacy. “We are working to make Sergio president,” a radical voice said sternly.
On the contrary, the relevant voices from the PRO consider that any kind of support for the man from Tigre, as they feel is in Larreta despite his statements in a press conference, result in an outright victory for the minister. “If Massa wins, he will stay in power for 20 years, with the whole apparatus, the unions, and the Red Circle, as he did. Carlos Menem. It wasn’t that way, but it wasn’t with Milei either,” a yellow voice said. What is the alternative suggested by others? Not holding the press conference, which would be a perfect excuse for Morales to be accused they are disruptive, and at least provide a week of internal debate, where Milei can reconsider and get some ideas from Together for Change.
In short, they want the hairless economist to withdraw his program of dollarization and free bearing of arms, among other points, and say categorically that it is a mistake to criticize the members of the space. which is their part. in. The arguments did not persuade Bullrich, so they informed him that whatever he said was at his own risk. That was it. “Election times are not in a hurry for us and now all this is hurting us,” they said.
Some of what the former Minister of Security of Cambiemos said in the press conference he repeated last night in Acassuso. In addition to him, Macri and Milei, his sister Karina, and Guillermo Francos. Later, Ritondo and Santilli also joined, in 12 hours of intense tension. Therefore, in a statement that included only his former running mate, Bullrich assured: “We approve our firm defense of the values of change and freedom. continuation of Kirchnerism which means Sergio Massa”.
His statements increased the anger of radicals and some prominent yellow leaders. However, they are not new: the explosion of the alliance, and the PRO? It started even earlier, in the house of the former minister.