The defeat of Sergio Massa and Kirchnerism consisted of a paradox: leaving Kirchnerism alive. This is a topic discussed in the camps of the different tribes of Peronism in the run-up to the election: a final Tigrense victory will inevitably lead to a location in the K universe.
In contrast, the overwhelming victory of Javier Milei gave air to KiKirchnerism, which is believed to have led to resistance to the adjustment plan that libertarians was expected to use at the start of his administration
We will have to wait to see how Peronism changes after such a defeat. Since the inception of PJ del Norte, they said on Sunday night that it is too early to predict what will happen, but it is obvious that Axel Kicillof is an important Peronist governor who remained standing after different electoral rounds this year.
“The province of Buenos Aires will be a beacon of resistance to Milei’s policies,” warned ClClarion, leader of the small board of the governor of Buenos Aires. And complete: “The main political strength of Kirchnerism is the Prprovince
If you look at the four cardinal popointsn the map of ArArgentina,ou will hardly see any Peronist leaders and even more of a national projection.
Sergio Massa and Axel KicKicillof, along with other leaders of the Union pour la Patria bubunker, Photo: Eduardo López Claro
In Patagonia, nothing is left standing except the Pampas Sergio ZiZiliotto, who, even though he was re-elected in May of this year for another year, never showed any inclination for the game of big politics.
There is also no one in the Cuyo area. Governor SeUac Uñac and Alberto Rodríguez lost control of two provinces governed by Peronism for decades.
In the rest of the country, almost no one escaped the storm of anti-Peronist votes (even Chaco Jorge Capitanich, whom some see as a potential reference to usher in a new phase of Peronism).
In the North and Northwest, the Riojans were stopped by Ricardo Quintela, the Catamarca Raúl Jalilthe Formoseño Gildo Insfran, and the tucumán Osvaldo Jaldo. The four governors won their elections this year.
Beyond the political number of each—in principle, Insfrán can be seen as a first among equals—Jaldo is a special case: he does not show a vocation to jump into national politics. His aspirations were always limited to being the king of the region, according to his associates.
What emerges, thus, is that from the beginning, a league of governors will start carving again, but the members are very few. The newly appointed governor of Cordoba may join this group. Martin Llaryora. Must see.
In that small table, Kicillof will play a leading role because he is, on the one hand, the president of the country’s leading province. On the other hand, because it happens more ideolmore with anal reference of, as saitobefore, the leader of the resistance to the policies implemented by MileMi
lei, game has its cons. Along with the role of leader of the opposition, the governor of Buenos Aires has to manage a province that is very weak and highly dependent on the help of the nation.
Kicillof, who fully campaigned for the candidacy of Sergio Massa, received $429,341 million in discretionary funds from the Casa Rosada of the Province in the third quarter of 2023, according to a report by the consulting firm Aerarium.
The governor of Buenos Aires arrived this Sunday at the Unión por la Patria bunker around 7 p.m. When he entered, he received a bucket ofwater.ater: thTheata received from the municipalities and provinces revealed that Milei won with advantages.
Massa’s group is betting that the Province of UxP will mahave a good election that will improve the performance of the Minister of Economy. I don’t pass. With 99.36% of the tables counted, Massa had 50.73% of the votes last night against Milei’s 49.26%. A miserable contrast.
Near KicKicillof, ey described “down” in the result. They argue that the people of Buenos Aires voted a month ago for a governor and mayor of one political color and now for a president of another. During the campaign, the governor focused on how difficult it would be to govern if the Casa Rosada was occupied by someone in his power. antipodes.
Of course,ince the result is still hot, they are not looking for culprits. They say that what it was was a wave that dragged Peronism down.
The government of Buenos Aires, also stated that at the moment it is not time to think about the changes that will take place in Peronism: “They voted for us to continue a management that is appreciated. Because of this result, management must be prioritized. time for others”.
It has not yet been determined who will comprise Kicillof’s new cabinet. Many ministers are currently elected and will leave the administration, such as July Wine, Leo Nardini, Sergio Berni, and Walter Correa. Berni has already confirmed that he will take over as a senator.
If there is no re-election, Kicillof should build politics in the territory of Buenos Aires. Now it does not have a single legislator in its scheme. He is expected to form a provincial cabinet, FIRM, which allows him to progress with his political structure and, at the same time, turns away from him for day-to-day management.
It was heard that Andres “Cuervo” Larroque, who is perfectly compatible with Kicillof, is the current Minister of Government. and Cristina Álvarez Rodríguez, who currently occupies that portfolio, can go to the Ministry of Infrastructure (Leo Nardini, elected mayor of Malvinas Argentinas, is currently there).
Cristina Kirchner, after the 2021 elections, intervened in Kicillof’s cabinet. That was when it landed Martin Insaurralde, the Chief of Staff.
After his re-election and becoming one of the leading figures of Peronism for the next period, Kicillof is expected to have more political autonomy as vice president.
“The strategic driver is Cristina,” they repeat like a catchphrase around the governor. Which is almost like an admission that in day-to-day management they will gain greater autonomy.
His relationship with Máximo Kirchner will certainly continue to be strained. Although he was re-elected deputy, some in Peronism see it as unlikely that the leader of La Cámpora can continue as president of the Buenos Aires PJ or claim to be the head of the bloc of national representatives again.
“We have to shuffle and give it another go. Talk, see what to do, and see who we are. After this defeat, there are all kinds of questions for Máximo and Cristina”, who dares a historical reference to PJ.
In a province of the Interior that will remain in the hands of Pejota after December, they add, “Kicillof has the authority to call. But we need to see who is with him.”
The one who, in principle, will not happen in the new period of Peronism is Sergio Massa. “Today ends a political period in my life,” said the Minister of Economy himself on Sunday evening. A loss of almost 12 points buried any pretensions that might have been preserved.
An actor who looking for a match again This is unionism, which has begun to work. On this Sunday evening, the head of the merchants, Armando Cavalieri, said, “We fix Argentina and move it forward, or nobody fixes it. We must work hard without slowing down to reach the necessary agreements.”
In the same vein, the head of UOCRA, Gerardo Martinez, He told Clarín: “The voice of the people shows us the way to a new stage. We must all support getting Argentina out of poverty and economic instability.”