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After Horacio Rodríguez Larreta's announcement, Jorge Macri takes advantage of Fernán Quirós and Soledad Acuña in the Buenos Aires succession


The head of government said that they will go with a single PRO candidate. They will define it before the end of April and with surveys in hand. The support of the former president.

The inmate for the succession of

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

in the City begins to be ordered after the head of Government announced this Thursday that the PRO will go with a single candidate to the PASO of Together for Change.

"We have to guarantee continuity, and I think that to compete in the PASO and with the different candidates of Together for Change, we are going to have only one Pro candidate. It is the way to compete," said Rodríguez Larreta.

The definition of the head of government gives air to

Jorge Macri,

the cousin of the former president, who is on his way to being the only candidate for space.

The former mayor of Vicente López has the support of

Mauricio Macri

and his candidacy, as Clarín reported, was one of the issues raised by the former president in the meeting he had with Rodríguez Larreta last Friday. 

On the way would be the other two candidates who are still active for now:

 the Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós

and the

Minister of Education, Soledad Acuña.

What remains to be defined, at this time, is when the decision that they will no longer compete will be announced.

Jorge Macri, Minister of Government and possible candidate for mayor of Buenos Aires.

There are all kinds of versions.

From the central offices of the Buenos Aires Government, the headquarters of Uspallata, they maintain that surveys will have to be evaluated - a true addiction in Larretismo - and that a batch of polls will be ready by mid-April.

"With these numbers we are going to define the candidate and it will be before May,"

says a source from the City who acknowledges that Macri -the cousin- has an advantage.

Although other versions maintain that in the next few days, "before Holy Week", the only PRO candidate would be announced.

The numbers that they manage today in the City are not decisive,

but they give Macri, the cousin and former mayor, a slight advantage over Quirós.

According to these polls, the doctor has a very high positive image but fails to consolidate it in votes.

Other officials maintain that Macri adds points because he already had experience in municipal management, something that Quirós lacks.

Fernán Quirós, still a candidate for Buenos Aires head of government, with Elisa Carrió.

But the truth is that the pressure of the former president is one of the points that play in favor of Jorge Macri.

The former president believes that his cousin is the only one who can maintain the PRO values ​​and style.

Besides, he doesn't like Quirós.

He was critical of his management during the pandemic and despite their longstanding relationship, he prefers a tougher style for the district.  

Third appears Acuña who will continue to campaign until the situation is defined


The Buenos Aires head of government, despite the fact that he has already internalized that he should promote Jorge Macri, told the other pre-candidates to continue touring until there are definitions.

If Acuña is lowered, it is not ruled out that she can accompany a formula as vice chief.

The minister has a very good relationship with the former president. 

The only one that the head of government gave the go-ahead to announce that he will not compete was the vice president of the Legislature, Emmanuel Ferrario.

It was a few days before the former president announced that he was not going to be a candidate and after the summit that Larreta held with Macri last Friday.


Ferrario will have a central role in the presidential campaign of the head of government.

He has already joined the teams that put together the electoral strategy.

The hug between Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Martín Lousteau one day before the announcement that there will be only one PRO candidate.

Despite this Thursday's announcement, Larreta gives air to Martín Lousteau who seeks from radicalism to win the Juntos intern to be head of government.

On Wednesday night, hours before reporting that they will go with a single PRO candidate, Larreta took a suggestive photo with the Evolution senator.

It was at a meeting of La Generación, a national group that brings together militants under 40 of Together for Change.

But there were other confusing signals within the opposition space.

Because the PRO candidates Fernán Quirós and Soledad Acuña were also at the meeting and the only one who did not attend was Jorge Macri. 

Source: clarin

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