All against all

The inmates of the main opposition force at the national level continue to climb. This week the crossfire was fired not only between the parties that make up Together for Change, but within the same spaces: Rodríguez Larreta vs. Bullrich, with Macri in the middle. While in the UCR there was a cross between Morales and Cornejo as a result of the role of the centenary party in the face of next year’s elections.

The novelty that the opposition inmate presented this week is that it occurred with great virulence within the parties that compose it. It is no longer just PRO against UCR, and Elisa Carrió putting out the fire with gasoline. Now, the differences are produced within the same parties.

Macri’s leadership within the PRO was challenged not only by the mayor of Buenos Aires, but also by Patricia Bullrich, president of the space. Both see themselves as candidates for president and increase criticism of the other. In recent days, a video was made public in which Bullrich rebukes Larreta’s Chief of Staff, Felipe Miguel, for criticizing him by the official: “Don’t cross me on TV anymore because next time I’ll break your face; It doesn’t mess with me, I warn you, ”threatened the former De la Rúa official.

Previously, Larreta had differentiated himself from the former Security Minister by mentioning that he was one of the founders of the PRO, unlike her, whom he considers a outsider.

In the radical camp the situation does not differ too much, in a commemorative act for the anniversary no. 39 of the democratic recovery, the head of the party and Governor of Jujuy Gerardo Morales stressed that his space is prepared to govern the country, challenging the subordinate position that the PRO designated from the beginning of the alliance for the UCR. In addition, the Jujuy did not spare criticism of the presidential period in which JxC managed the reins of the country: “Leading is making decisions and assuming the consequences, setting a course, having the ability to listen, having the humility to know that we do things right and wrong . Leading is not believing that we are the best team of the last 50 years and then failing”, snapped the white beret. For which he received a reprimand from the national senator and former governor of Mendoza Alfredo Cornejo: “What emerged from the act was not the commemoration of a historic triumph of radicalism, but a criticism of Macri, but that was not the objective of the act” and sentenced: “Macri is our ally, despite some, we are going to proselytize with his people.”

To complete the picture, “Lilita” was proposed as a candidate due to the lack of credibility shown by all the possible candidates in this scenario. What all those involved in this comedy step agree on is that in the event of governing from December 2023, they will promote a magnitude adjustment in public spending, privatize what remains of state companies, prohibit and criminalize social protest. (with the participation of the Armed Forces in the streets), they will freeze salaries and pensions, and they will remove all possible rights. Macri and Larreta have made it very clear, for example, the former clearly explains it in his latest book, written by the former Minister of Culture Pablo Avelluto, and the mayor of Buenos Aires, who is on a proselytizing tour throughout the country, has expressed repeatedly that the next president will not have 100 days of grace to make drastic decisions, but 100 hours.

Precisely, a stop on his campaign tour that Rodríguez Larreta had was Posadas, where he passed unnoticed. His staging provided samples of how politics is thought from that space: a closed-door press conference with only a handful of like-minded leaders. Clearly, this performance does not help in a province where the bulk of the population demands, with good reason, the end of Buenos Aires centralism and its representatives.

This JxC course opens the door to other options, such as the case of the libertarian Javier Milei, who is at the top of the missionary preferences according to various measurements made in recent weeks, mainly in the youngest sector of the population. Which reflects the weariness that weighs on the two great fronts that make up the crack.

In the same sense, the preference for a candidate outside of both spaces translates locally into the predominance of renewal. Missionaryism as the axis and the demand for a more federal country is widely valued by the citizenry. The local leadership of the PRO, radicalism and Kirchnerism in Misiones suffers the consequence of the bad national image of their referents.

As for the possible candidate of JxC in Misiones, with a disjointed leadership, the supposed “natural candidate” from the UCR does not have the support of the PRO. The recrimination that the radicals receive from their macrista partners is the same that they do at the country level, that they do not know how to govern and leave the scenario worse than received.

For what has been described, the provincialist option prevails as a force that provides solutions to the daily problems of the inhabitants of the entire missionary territory. Cases such as that of the mayor of the capital are replicated throughout the province: “Lalo” Stelatto registers almost 85% positive image, which opens the door for him to continue for one more mandate that allows him to complete the plan once new city. The art of politics consists of electing the best men for each time, but not to win elections but to have the best management compared to the rest of the country. Misiones has achieved this by placing the development and happiness of the missionary citizen as its central goal. The elections are the approval for having managed well and the authorization to continue along the same path, always improving.

All against all