07/29/2021 7:43 PM
Updated 7/29/2021 7:52 PM
From Salto, where he is from, Facundo Manes launched into the campaign with a tour of the Interior, a region in which radicalism is committed to taking advantage of its PRO competitor, Diego Santilli.
In the midst of the escalation of tension within the Juntos coalition, the doctor received support from the UCR leadership and
detached himself from the management of Mauricio Macri and María Eugenia Vidal.
"Everyone is there to talk about the past. I did not belong to the Macri or Vidal governments, I am in charge of the coalition where I am now, but the future must be discussed, because they all failed here," he said early Thursday in statements. to Radio Urbana.
In 2017, Manes rejected a candidacy for deputy within the list of the then governor, although he had previously had a stint as ad honorem advisor to a council against poverty and in favor of inclusion, in 2016.
The truth is that the climate of the opposition alliance is heated.
The missiles began as a result of a phrase from Manes: "I hope the taxes of the porteños are not spent on the campaign," which aroused the ire of heavyweights from the PRO and the Civic Coalition, who support their competitor and came out to criticize him In line.
Elisa Carrió even called him a "mythomaniac".
Although in their surroundings they clarified that it was without bad intention and they lowered their tone, the crosses continued.
In the tour of his city, Manes avoided the controversy.
"Let the people vote the option that you see
fit, without any aggression, be all alone ,
" he said, adding
. "For my part I will not attack anyone, I was formed in my house and trained to heal
me they can attack and say things, but I'm only going to respond with proposals. "
However, it was the radical governor Gerardo Morales who came out in his support.
He did so by targeting the head of the Buenos Aires government, promoter of Santilli's candidacy.
"The person responsible for this smear campaign is Horacio Rodríguez Larreta," said the Jujuy, who accused him of believing himself "the owner of Together for Change" and threatened not to sit at the table in the space "until the attacks on Facundo ".
So did Senator Luis Naidenoff.
"The level of aggression of members of the coalition with Facundo is surprising, who did not hide or hide politically and is willing to confront the Kirchnerism of Axel Kicillof," he told
Despite the fact that until the last moment Larreta tried to get him out, Manes maintained his application with the support of the UCR, which will be key in his campaign.
The fact that it is launched in Salto is no coincidence.
"I wanted to do it in my town because I'm from here," said the neurosurgeon, who is received as an eminence in that town.
But also, in his team they assure that on the inside he measures better than Santilli, who does better in the Conurbano.
"On the one hand, he grew up in the interior, he understands perfectly how to live far from the big cities. In addition, there are many radical mayors here who are very hopeful with this resurgence of the party, with the idea of leading and want to play hard" , they analyze in their environment.
The tour will continue on Friday in the center of Junín, where his ballot companion,
the radical Danya Tavela
, vice-rector of the Northwest University of the province of Buenos Aires (UNNOBA), is from.
There, they will have a meeting with teachers from the institution.
In the afternoon, you will visit Chacabuco where leaders of the area will have a lunch.
The idea is to conclude on Saturday in Mar del Plata, where the space also has a strong leg.
The head of the Buenos Aires UCR and the main promoter of Manes, Maximiliano Abad, is from Mar del Plata.
In any case, it will not neglect the big cities.
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