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Why Mauricio Macri announced now that he will not be a candidate and the other news that can shake the PRO


The former president matured the decision on his last trip. The talks with Vidal and Larreta and the focus on the City.

"He did not get off because he never got on. What he announced is that he will not be a candidate."

As soon as he answers the phone, a close collaborator of

Mauricio Macri

does not let the first question finish to make the semantic clarification.

It occurs seconds after the political news that shakes this Sunday was known.

After sending cross messages to different interlocutors, the founder of the PRO did not let March end to confirm that there will be no "second half".

Why did he do it now?

"He thought a lot about his last trip, when he was with Messi at The Best award, and when he went to teach in Bologna. There he took time to think about the decision," they explain close to Macri.

Also, they say, it was the way to cut off "strong pressure from an important sector of the red circle, businessmen, the media, who asked him to be him.

Especially in recent weeks


Macri in person, on the other hand, was in charge and will be in charge of remarking that it was not a question of votes


"He won the internship by walking. Also, no matter how much they say they did not get off, if Mauricio was a candidate there would not be another candidate in the PRO. It is good that Horacio (Rodríguez Larreta) and Patricia (Bullrich) supported him, but the reality was different."

Again without asking a question, in the ex-president's environment they complete: "And

in a ballot against a Kirchnerista he also won

. Where would Milei's votes go if he was left out of the second round?"

The polls are less compelling than the M story


Even in STEP scenarios, Macri did not always appear above his PRO competitors.

And his rejection was more like that of an official candidate than an opponent.

In various polls, "I would never vote for him" exceeded 60 points, a sensitive figure for a final heads-up.

Neither withdrawal nor explicit support

As for the near future of the former president, he will seek to continue influencing the electoral process.

It remains to be seen how decisive it can now be from the outside.

Or not so from within.

"He does not retire, he does not go to Europe. And in FIFA there is Infantino until 2027," they explain around him, removing the chance that he will try to lead the highest organization in world football in the short term.

Macri also confirmed that he will not particularly support any PRO candidate.

At least in public.

"That is so.

He will support everyone in the same way

. Be careful: as he has already made it clear, these candidates have to reflect the values ​​of the PRO, of change," they add.

Message for Larreta and his links with a UCR that Macri never stops closing?

It is that even when they seek balance in the statements,

the former president was making it clear that he did not like some movements of the Buenos Aires head of government


Above all the idea of ​​opening the fight in the succession in the City and that the yellow hegemony is at risk. 

"Mauricio has already made it clear that he supports Jorge (Macri, his cousin). And the other day in the talk with Horacio, he also made it clear that there should be only one PRO candidate," they say close to the founder of the space.

Days ago, just after that meeting between Macri and Larreta, one of the candidates promoted by the head of government dropped out.

It was Emmanuel Ferrario, the one who measured the least.

Now the ministers Fernán Quirós and Soledad Acuña are on track.

Reliable sources in the City, in any case, assume that sooner rather than later, after the announcement this Sunday,

the only yellow candidate that would continue in the City would be the cousin of the former president

Where does the Macri and Vidal vote go in the race

Although they rule out that the decision to run was finished during the talk they had last Friday, near Macri they send a dart to Larreta.

"We never understood Horacio's plight. I ask you:

where do you think the votes that were from Mauricio will go? To Horacio or to Patricia?


For the macristas, it is a rhetorical question: the beneficiary would be the founder of the PRO.

And Vidal, why don't they mention it? Clarín inquired.

"María Eugenia is still in the race and Mauricio encourages her. In her team they tell us that she measures well inside and we will have to see until the end," they respond, leaving another unknown.

In addition to the fact that only Jorge Macri would remain in the City, could other news in the short term be that the former governor is leaving?

look also

What does the survey that María Eugenia Vidal took to Mauricio Macri say to let him know that he is not getting off?

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Source: clarin

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