Mauricio Macri started a
media raid and public presentations
after announcing this Sunday that he will not be a candidate in this electoral period.
The former president ended the day in which he broadcast the video with a dinner with former presidents, and this Monday he will lead another one at Fundación Libertad, in Parque Norte.
In between, he began with a series of interviews, as if to make it clear that his goal will be to maintain centrality on the political scene.
At his home in Acassuso, Macri received former presidents Felipe Calderón (Mexico), Sebastián Piñera (Chile) and Jorge Quiroga (Bolivia) last night with his wife Juliana Awada, as well as the Spanish deputy Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo and Gerardo and Alejandro also attended. Bongiovanni, from the Freedom Foundation.
A few hours after the video with the announcement was published on social networks, Macri shared a lunch with Fernando de Andreis, Darío Nieto and the members of his communication team.
There he confirmed that
she will seek to remain in the center of the scene
, now without the prospect of going for her own second half.
He is not going to stop doing the things he has been doing up to now, because the objectives have not changed.
In this sense, the decision he made does not change anything, ”the closest leaders conveyed his message at the meeting.
In addition to his purpose of influencing the electoral groups and the definition of the lists, Macri plans to
participate in the campaign and travel to the provinces
to support the candidates for governor of Together for Change.
This Monday he will give more interviews and at night he will deliver the closing speech at the Fundación Libertad dinner, at the Goldencenter in Parque Norte.
In addition to Calderón, Piñera, Quiroga and Álvarez de Toledo, Uruguayan Vice President Beatriz Argimón will speak on one of the panels.
Both Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Patricia Bullrich are planning to attend.
The Buenos Aires head of government's agenda also includes the event organized by Cippec, at the Hilton hotel.
“Some told me 'you got off, they got you down'... The truth is that I got higher.
I have been preparing myself to know that I can live without power, ”Macri gave some indications of what he imagines will be his next stage.
“I want the experience to be available, but not to be a determining factor.
I will be focused on why we return to power.
We are the change or we are nothing
, ”he said last night on LN +.
In his first statements after confirming that he will not be a candidate, at one point he was concerned to clarify that he will seek not to replicate the dynamics of the Frente de Todos and the relationship between Cristina Kirchner and Alberto Fernández.
There is only one President, there cannot be two.
We Argentines have to choose the one who is most capable of profound change, because he is going to have to face a mafia and corporate status quo,” he assured, and then reinforced that position: “We all have to help him, I am going to be first , ready.
When you need advice, in private, without questioning the presidential authority
Even so, in the interview Macri once again marked the field for Rodríguez Larreta for his speech and the electoral definitions.
The former president supported his cousin Jorge and
confirmed that he considers him the "best candidate" of the PRO
for the City.
He also distanced himself from the intention of the Buenos Aires head of government to end the "crack" to reach agreements with a sector of Peronism, as he expressed a month ago during the launch of his candidacy: "The crack does not exist
There are crazy ideas and reasonable ideas.
The main actors of the opposition coalition celebrated the announcement, with the perception that the confirmation that he will not be a candidate will influence ordering the scenario and accelerating other electoral definitions.
Elisa Carrió attributed the decision to the fact that
"the numbers did not give her"
, due to the high negative image of her, especially in the Buenos Aires suburbs, a view shared in private by some PRO leaders.
“I never doubted my relationship with people.
There were our leaders who doubted, I didn't," Macri countered on that point.
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