The leader assured that he will withdraw – as part of the new alliance – the criminal complaint he filed against the representative of La Libertad Avanza for defamation.
The former presidential candidate of Argentina, Patricia Bullrich, announced this Wednesday her support for Javier Milei towards the second round of the presidential elections that will be held on November 19 and where the far right politician will face the Peronist Sergio Massa.
“The urgency of the moment challenges us not to be neutral in the face of the danger of continuing Kirchnerism through Sergio Massa,” said Bullrich in a press conference where he revealed that he and Milei have forgiven each other for the serious insults that they did. exchanged.during the campaign.
The leader repeated his criticism of the Government and especially of Massa. He talks about corruption, corruption, “crony capitalism”, bureaucracy, “mafias”, “discretionary power”, “defense of criminals” and inflation.
All this serves as a justification for his alliance with Milei.
“We have differences, that’s why we compete, we don’t hide it, but we face the dilemma of changing or continuing the mafias, it’s our obligation not to be neutral,” he insisted.
Bullrich and former president Mauricio Macri agreed to support Milei during a dinner they held with the candidate on Tuesday night and where they put their anger towards the ruling party above their own differences.
In this way, Macri and Bullrich consolidated the alliance they wanted to form with the candidate of La Libertad Avanza even before the primary election for presidential candidates held in August.
The announcement was surrounded by strong controversy, because during the campaign leading up to the first round, Milei repeatedly insulted Bullrich, Macri and his party.
The most serious accusation is the “murderer Montonera who planted a bomb in a kindergarten” made by the far right to Bullrich in reference to his past as a member of the Montoneros, a guerrilla group from the 70s.
In response, Bullrich filed a criminal complaint against Milei to accuse him of blasphemy and that he will now withdraw as part of the new alliance agreed upon by the two.
The restoration operation, largely promoted by Macri, began on Sunday night, when Milei called to abandon the campaign and start from scratch “to defeat Kirchnerism.”
That day, Massa surprisingly won with 37% of the votes, while Milei was relegated to second place with 30%. The two went to a runoff where Bullrich did not advance because he only got 24%.
The decision of Bullrich and Macri has a strong political impact, because it represents the dissolution of Together for Change, the right-wing coalition they formed with various political forces that did not agree with the support for Milei, especially is the historic Radical Party. , added the Civic Coalition.
The divisions are also internal, as some leaders of PRO, the party founded by Macri and which is one of the main members of Together for Change, have completely rejected the far-right alliance.
This is the case, for example, of the head of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and the representative María Eugenia Vidal, key figures in local politics.
This means that Bullrich’s support for Milei not only breaks Together for Change, but also PRO.
Because of this, Bullrich emphasized that his position is that of a former presidential candidate and not for his entire party, although the wounds have already been done.
“Let’s hope this doesn’t mean a breakdown in internal dialogue,” he said, noting the anger of many leaders of Together for Change who have already publicly rejected any rapprochement with Milei.
As for the controversy of allying himself with someone who insulted him so much, Bullrich warned that he would prefer to leave that behind.
“Me and Milei talked about what these statements were and in a private situation we forgave each other. At this time the country needs us to forgive ourselves because something important is at stake very much for the future. It’s an apology that I think is worth it,” he said.