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Zulemita Menem analyzes fighting for a seat in the Deputies: 'Alberto offered me to be a candidate'


He confirmed that he received the proposal before the death of former President Carlos Menem. He said he would run for La Rioja, as recommended by his father.

04/01/2021 15:47

  • Clarí

  • Politics

Updated 04/01/2021 3:47 PM

Zulema María Eva Menem Yoma, better known as "Zulemita", confirmed this Thursday that she received a formal offer to

be a candidate for national deputy

for the Frente de Todos in the province of La Rioja.

And he revealed that the proposal was made by Alberto Fernández himself.

"Alberto offered me to be a candidate before my father's illness,"

the daughter of former president Carlos Menem, who died on February 14, told La Nación.

He explained that he was able to discuss the proposal with his father and that he recommended that he start a political career in "his land."

“Through the land where we were born and grew up: we spent a large part of our lives in La Rioja, childhood and adolescence, we never stopped going;

in fact, my children feel his heart from La Rioja ”, he indicated.

For now, Zulemita did not specify whether he will actually join the electoral race, but he did take charge of highlighting his relationship with President Fernández.

"Honestly, we have a mutual affection, of great respect, he was always attentive to my father's health, he went to visit him during hospitalization, he gave his permanent support to mother, my children and me," he said.

In addition, he added that they exchange messages with the President and hold conversations on a regular basis.

“I have known him for a long time, he was my father's official,” he says, “and afterwards we crossed paths several times.

We became closer when the topic of dad's bust (for the Casa Rosada room) and the tribute began, "he explained. 

Zulemita Menem with her father, in the Senate compound.

Photo Reuters.

He also revealed that one of the requests he received from the Head of State was to

"collaborate" in the relationship with the Arab countries

and that for this reason he began steps to request a loan from the Kuwait Sovereign Fund destined to be used for hydraulic works in La Rioja.

Zulemita also expressed her opinion about Vice President Cristina Kirchner and said that she was

"very warm" with her family


“From the moment he supported my mother in the investigation into my brother's death until my father's dismissal.

Despite the political differences that existed between the two, they did it with respect and coexistence ”, he reviewed.

He also indicated that he maintains a good relationship with former President Mauricio Macri.

"Both he and his father (Franco Macri) were very close to father; it is already known that father helped Mauricio in very difficult moments of his life," he recalled.


Look also

Zulemita Menem's moving message for her mother, who is hospitalized for Covid

Zulemita Menem told how it was one of the last talks she had with her father

Source: clarin

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