Updated 07/24/2021 11:37 PM
After several weeks of hot negotiations, and with the need to try to conform to all sectors,
Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
closed the list of candidates for national deputies of the City headed by
María Eugenia Vidal
, the former Buenos Aires governor who crossed again from district and that it will have to confront
Ricardo López Murphy
and the dissident UCR, led by former civil servant
in the PASO
There was, as this newspaper was able to reconstruct, much less nervousness than in the list of the Province headed by
, which forced the head of the Buenos Aires government to distribute offers and promises to bring together the majority of the PRO leaders. But Rodríguez Larreta had to
sit hand in hand with Patricia Bullrich
on repeated occasions to defuse the dispute with Vidal, which threatened the former governor and the head of government with an intern with a high political cost.
The negotiations eventually came together in an agreement that shows in the first places of the ballot of deputies for the September primaries the balance that was sought with the coalition partners. Vidal is followed in the first places - he was photographed with them this Saturday, in Belgrano - the economist
- postulated by the UCR of Martín Lousteau and Emiliano Yacobitti -, the deputy
- of the Civic Coalition -, Fernando Iglesias - Bullrich's ally-,
-also from the UCR-, Fernando Sánchez -from Elisa Carrió's CC-, the historian Sabrina Ajmechet -one of the surprises, from the hand of the former Minister of Security- and Pablo Walter -of Esteban Bullrich's kidney-.
The latter, born in Tucumán, was part of the agreement to support the senator for the Buenos Aires ballot.
The tenth place went to
Sergio Abrevaya, from GEN, the party of Margarita Stolbizer
who, in Province, sealed an agreement with Facundo Manes.
A sign of the crossed relations of one side and the other of General Paz.
The return of the former governor to the City had meant for Rodríguez Larreta an internal headache in his relationship with the toughest sector of the opposition, led by Bullrich and Mauricio Macri. The delay in the confirmation of Vidal altered the spirits inside. It filled space with anxiety, and
the extrapartisan agreements.
Once it was made official, the leadership of the PRO porteño then enabled the primary with López Murphy - the seal is called United Republicans - to seek to contain a sector of the liberal electorate. The former minister of the Alliance is seconded by
scientist Sandra Pitta, who in recent times has harshly criticized Kirchnerism
. And one particularity: Darío Lopérfido, who left his post in Berlin with controversy during Macri's administration, symbolically signed in 13th place.
The latest polls commissioned on his figure by the Buenos Aires administration showed that López Murphy garnered very little sympathy, according to
They now await the numbers ordered for next week. "We aspire to get
eight deputies of the 10
that we renew. Around 48 points", they slipped this newspaper from the top of the local Executive.
On the eve of the closing of lists, however, a ballot with which Rodríguez Larreta, Vidal and, especially, the radicalism of Lousteau and Yacobitti did not count: that of the dissident UCR led by Adolfo Rubinstein, former Secretary of Health of Cambiemos , and flanked by Luis Brandoni and Facundo Suárez Lastra, among others. "
It is more of a radical intern than a challenge to our power scheme,
" they say from Uspallata. To the latter, the head of the City had offered him the eighth place on the official ballot. First accepted. In the end, he said no. And it appeared behind Rubinstein.
Rodríguez Larreta thinks not only about these elections: his presidential project for 2023 looms in the background. In this sense, he analyzes a relaunch of his government in parallel with the campaign. For that, the conversations with his Buenos Aires partners intensified. The return of Vidal to the City opened up, in any case, a new front around the succession. And a bid for places in the cabinet. For now,
will continue as Minister of Security and Justice: the former governor was fighting for the doubling of that portfolio.
The last week, in fact, an intriguing dance opened at the top of the list of legislators, a place of attraction for the resignation of Santilli as deputy head of government.
, the Secretary General who has his office opposite that of the head of the City and who, in addition, is the head of the campaign.
Later the name of
Juan José Méndez
, Secretary of Transportation,
The place was finally left for
, a young man from Vidal's kidney that Rodríguez Larreta took as his own.
On a trip to Europe, Macri was able to sneak his private secretary,
, into ninth place.
Nieto is investigated for the case of alleged espionage during the administration of the former President.
For the start of the campaign, starting this Sunday, both Vidal, Tetaz and Oliveto, the main candidates, have at their disposal material from the main government areas as input to defend the management of the most complex issues. Tetaz, the newest, has been the most interested so far.