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The 'covered' promoted by Horacio Rodríguez Larreta to get votes from Patricia Bullrich in the presidential fight


Without Ricardo López Murphy, inclined to run for the City, the head of government is evaluating alternatives so that Together for Change retains the liberal votes and impacts the dispute with the head of the PRO.

Until a few days ago, in the electoral laboratory of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta's presidential candidacy, adding Ricardo López Murphy to the national competition in the PASO, with José Luis Espert and Roberto García Moritán on the ballots of the province and The city of Buenos Aires.

The agreement between the United Republicans deputy and Patricia Bullrich swept away the possibility of those plans coming to fruition.

With López Murphy now focused on the head of government, at the headquarters of the Buenos Aires administration on Uspallata street, they began to

analyze Espert's candidacy for president as an alternative

, within the Juntos por el Cambio primary.

As a purpose, they exposed the need to

retain votes from the liberal or center-right electorate

that Javier Milei could capture, although if the movement materialized

at the same time it would impact the dispute with Bullrich.

Some referents are so convinced of the convenience of the agreement that they even outline the eventual new name of the front:

Together for Change and Freedom.

The talks between the PRO referents and Espert

were already advanced

, but to negotiate his incorporation as a candidate in Buenos Aires.

With no runoff in the province, for Diego Santilli - Rodríguez Larreta's candidate in the country's main district - it is key in his goal of succeeding Axel Kicillof.

With the Avanza Libertad deputy within the PASO, according to the view in Juntos por el Cambio, the coalition would have

a better chance of concentrating the opposition vote

to the Front of All that the candidate for governor of Milei would take in part.

Already in 2021 there was an attempt by the PRO to incorporate the economist, and the negotiation was even close to closing at a lunch in which Rodríguez Larreta and Bullrich participated.

In the end there was no agreement on the floor as a condition to insert deputies - the radicals demanded it high - and

Espert on his account got 7.5%


With Cynthia Hotton -already within the larretismo-, which reached almost 3%, they exceeded 10 points.

Ricardo López Murphy and Patricia Bullrich shared a barbecue this Sunday, in which they ratified their electoral agreement.

In the previous to the definitions of this electoral turn, Santilli ratified the intention to add the economist.

We need to broaden the coalition with liberal sectors.

I would like to compete with Espert inside the province of Buenos Aires

, ”he told



However, after López Murphy's movement, the chance for Espert to appear in the national PASO came into analysis.

“What Diego proposes is logical, in the province we need it.

But it is also true that

now you have the leg of the liberals upside down

, ”they admitted close to Rodríguez Larreta.

Another referent of the assembly of the head of Government confirmed that the eventual agreement with the economist to be a candidate for president is a possibility, although he expressed his doubts that it is convenient.

"The idea is going around, but

we are not clear to what extent so many candidates would be good

and it is a simplification to believe that the leaders own the votes," said one of those involved in the electoral strategy of the mayor of the City.

In Buenos Aires, one of the calculations that set off the alarms in the PRO assumed that with the percentage of Milei according to the polls, added to that of Espert from the outside, the Frente de Todos could retain the governorship with the historic vote of Peronism in the province.

"If Milei gets 20 points and Espert 5, you have 75 left without counting:

with 38 they win the election

," they warned.

José Luis Espert, in the Chamber of Deputies.

The economist has a dialogue with Diego Santilli and other leaders of Together for Change. Photo: Federico López Claro.

"There is dialogue, but there are no definitions yet"

, they left the stage open in the Espert environment.

The economist launched himself as a pre-candidate for governor in November, initially with a short ticket, although he does not rule out an agreement with Together for Change.

The possibility of him competing for the presidency enhances the internship between Rodríguez Larreta and Bullrich.

"If they close that, we are preparing for a war without quarter"

, they reacted in the sector of the former Minister of Security.

The leaders aligned with Bullrich dismiss the idea that it is a strategy with an eye on the dispute of the liberal vote with Milei, but instead link it directly to the tussle of the two PRO presidential candidates facing the PASO.

“That is wild speculation.

It's the other way around.

She took López Murphy and the place remains vacant.

How do we not lose liberal votes?

If we add that leg, who is going to be the candidate?", they replied on the side of Rodríguez Larreta.

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Source: clarin

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