The Frente de Todos, renamed “Union for the Fatherland”, is one of the hardest bets of the Argentine electorate in the upcoming primary elections. Author: Taken from the Nation
BUENOS AIRES, June 15th. – Electoral alliances for the October general election have already been registered, although pre-candidates must do so by the 24th, 60 days before the primary or PASO (Primary, Open, Simultaneous and Compulsory) which will take place on August 13 and will determine the candidates for president, which will be voted on October 22.
Among the unions registered when the deadline expired on Wednesday stands out the Unión por la Patria, the label with which the one that until today has been Frente de Todos in the government and which are the Justicialista Party, Frente Renovador, Kolina. was registered. , Nuevo Encuentro, Partido de la Victoria, Frente Grande, Partido Comunista and Partido Solidario, among others, recalled Telesur.
Meanwhile, the opposition registered “Together for Change” led by former right-wing President Mauricio Macri (2015–2019).
There was debate within Peronism about whether to choose a PASO presidential candidate, an idea championed by President Alberto Fernández, or to choose a candidate by consensus, but according to the latest reports in the newspaper Página 12, there would already have been consent to participate in the primaries.
Among the Peronist candidates are the names of the current Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa; head of the interior, Eduardo “Vado” de Pedro; Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kichillof and Argentine Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli, former Vice President (2003–2007) and Peronist presidential candidate in 2015.
With regard to the “Together for Change” movement, which consisted of the Radical Civil Union (UCU), the Civic Coalition and the Republican Proposal (PRO), the Federal Republican Assembly, the Progressive Democratic Party, the People’s Union Party, the Generation for the National Assembly (GEN), the party Unir and the Movement for Integration and Development (MID).
Prominent among these forces are former security minister Patricia Bullrich (backed by Macri), as well as Buenos Aires city head Horacio Rodriguez Larreta and the governor of Jujuy (north). candidates Gerardo Morales.
In the days before the unions closed, Rodriguez Larreta tried to include in the coalition a Peronist group who call themselves non-Kirchnerists, led by Córdoba governor Juan Schiarretti, but Bullrich rejected the proposal, the office told Multinational News.
In view of this, Schiaretti signed the “We do for our country” alliance, which includes the Socialist Party, the Christian Democratic Party, the Autonomist Party and other forces in Córdoba.
Another force that stands out for the impact its leader Javier Milea’s speech is said to have had is La Libertad Avanza, a far-right program of ultra-conservative proposals that Vice President Cristina Fernandez has warned against.
The political space of the left was divided. On the one hand, the New Movement for Socialism (El Nuevo MAS) with Manuela Castaneira, and on the other, the Unity Front of the Left, which has registered an alliance consisting of the Socialist Workers’ Party (PTS), the Socialist Movement of Workers (MTS), the Socialist Left and the Partido Obrero .
According to Página 12, after the close of the electoral alliances, the political spaces continued negotiations to determine the candidates and how they will integrate their lists for PASO and the presidential elections in October, and the presence and words of Cristina were expected in the action, which at noon this Thursday began in Rio -Gallegos, province of Santa Cruz.
Although the Peronist ranks pressed for the nomination of former President Fernández de Kirchner as their candidate, against whom a judgment is pending on appeal as part of the persecution of which she was the victim, she refused to do so.
In recent days, two other cases brought against him have been dropped.
Source: Juventud Rebelde