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Mauricio Macri's announcement triggers the discussion for the ballots in the City


Macri's decline triggers a controversy in the City over the candidacies. In Christianity they believe that he advances the definitions of his competitors.

Not even at the wedding party of María Eugenia Vidal with Enrique Sacco, in a country house in San Antonio de Areco and with the presence of Mauricio Macri and Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, was there an impasse within the PRO.

More relaxed, at one point during the night Vidal agreed with Larreta in the belief that

it would be necessary to wait until May

to find out about Macri's decision to compete in the elections.

And both recalled that in their meetings, separately with the former president, they asked him that they agreed that

he should stretch the definition if he was going to compete


but that in case he did not do it, they asked him to announce it as soon as possible so as not to harm his and Patricia Bullrich's campaigns.



outlined at the wedding party of his favorite leader that he had already decided to announce it in a few more hours, through an enlightening video on Sunday morning.

Mauricio Macri and Juliana Awada, this Saturday in San Antonio de Areco, at the wedding of María Eugenia Vidal.


Everyone celebrated the announcement, and also sought to capitalize on it.

In Bullrich's environment they argued that it has a positive impact and they are convinced that Macrista voters


with the former Minister of Security, due to her values, methodologies and ideas.

They have also heard him explain, alluding to Vidal, that

he does not believe that there could be three PRO presidential candidates

, because it would also bring adverse consequences in some districts.

As in the province of Buenos Aires, they say, where if Cristian Ritondo runs for governor aligned with Vidal for the presidency, they believe that he would have fewer chances if instead he went with Bullrich, in a scenario polarized with Larreta.

At the Buenos Aires government headquarters in Uspallata they believe they see in Macri's message some


towards Larreta.

Like when he pointed out the need to “big up” Together for Change and reject “messianic leaders”.

And they highlight that in the meeting on Friday between the two, of the 55 minutes, "30 were chatting about personal issues that they had to agree on a long time ago."

Mauricio Macri received Patricia Bullrich in Villa La Angostura and they talked about the PASO in Together for Change.

For now, in the larretismo the doubts are put in if Macri will be neutral in the campaign, and in

how the internal one of Buenos Aires will be defined


It is that the definition of the former president revived a discussion for the PRO candidates for the head of government, and for the ballots.

Since there would be only one PRO candidate to succeed Larreta, who will be Jorge Macri, the dispute would be between him and the radical Martín Lousteau.

But the discussion centers on

which pre-candidate for the City Larreta and Bullrich should carry, and whether to force Lousteau

to go on the ticket along with the radical pre-candidate, for example, Gerardo Morales.

Rodríguez Larreta discussed this with Macri last Friday.

There he would have echoed the radical proposal that there be

two ballot boxes

in the City, on the day of the PASO: one to elect the presidential candidate for Together for Change and another to designate the candidate for head of the Buenos Aires government.

Larreta asked Macri to accompany him, and lower the internal confrontation with radicalism.

Nobody knows for sure if the former president will accept or not.

Close to Jorge Macri, who had already been raising the need for a single PRO candidate, they say that

there is no agreement

on the scheme of two ballot boxes, that both Mauricio and Bullrich reject it and that Lousteau should go with his radical candidate.

They deny that this causes a break with the UCR because, they estimate,

"Lousteau has little representation"

in national radicalism, whose position, moreover, is far from homogeneous.

"That is more of an urgency for Horacio

," they say.

Bullrich's first reaction was to point out in private that the electoral justice - Judge Servini de Cubría -

would not allow it

, unless the Buenos Aires election split from the national one.

Therefore, each presidential candidate should take one through the City.

Although later, as the hours went by, doubts arose and the possibility that this mechanism of two ballot boxes could be applied.

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Martin Lousteau in Parque Norte.

Photo: Lucia Merle

For their part, the UCR indicates that the most logical thing to do is

to respect the cross-formula scheme, so that no one uses the party apparatus in their favor and it is the JxC voter who chooses


To clarify their position, they give the example of Mendoza, if radicalism imposed his weight on the PRO candidate Omar de Marchi;

or the hypothesis that the presidential formula was Morales-Larreta (in that order) and in the province the holder of radicalism preferred the radical candidate before Diego Santilli.

"It is the logic of preserving the coalition, and not the party weights, and that it is the people who choose

. "

The decision seems to be


in the hands of Mauricio Macri.

The step aside of Macri did not go unnoticed, especially in Christianity, which until recently was excited about a Macri candidacy that could be faced by Cristina Kirchner.

It's not going to happen.

In the sector that promotes Sergio Massa's candidacy, they interpret that the decision facilitates the definition of the competition in the Front of All, but at the same time

"forces Peronism to begin to speed up those definitions"


Could it be known before May if Alberto Fernández or Massa will be candidates?

“The times of Together for Change are not ours”

, they retort in Albertismo, which gives no indication that the President can anticipate his decision.

However, they point out that with Macri out of the picture, the government and the future will be discussed, and they warn:

"If they continue to hit Alberto daily, they will be functional to their strategy and Larreta will win, or worse." , Bullrich”.

Another edge of the reading of the ruling party is that Macri's decline

will contribute to the growth of Javier Milei


That supports the strategy of Kirchnerism to get votes from Together for Change, with other applications.

Although it is a double-edged sword, because there are surveys that he ordered Kirchnerism to do where that space appears third.

Within this scheme,

the media lawyer Fernando Burlando's nomination

for the Buenos Aires governorship would have emerged.

Whose idea and financing would be borne by a sector of the Frente de Todos.

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Source: clarin

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