The fierce interplay between Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Patricia Bullrich does not take weekends. After the head of government published an extensive text where he was in favor of adding Juan Schiaretti to Together for Change, from the sector of the former president of the PRO they quickly went to the crossing. In this context, Buenos Aires Public Affairs Secretary Waldo Wolffbroughtup the archive of past adhesions to the force and questioned those who promote a "purity test" within the space.
Just minutes after the presidential candidate for the more moderate wing of the PRO made public his desire to add the pre-candidate of Peronism no K, Bullrich's campaign manager, Juan Pablo Arenaza, came out to the crossing.
"Difficult to agree with those who harmed those who live in the city of Buenos Aires as the Deputies of @JSchiaretti who always voted for the K and are accomplices of what happens to us today," the Buenos Aires legislator wrote on his Twitter account and added the message of Rodríguez Larreta so that it is very clear what he meant.
A little later came the message of Ricardo Lopez Murphy, who already expressed himself in favor of Bullrich in the internal PRO. Even that adhesion earned him the repudiation of his party, United Republicans, in which he did not participate in the internal elections that defined this Sunday who will be the pre-candidate for head of government for that liberal space.
The national deputy left a message on his Twitter account with cryptic elements. "NEW MAJORITY? It's a trap. Without a doubt, it's with Patricia," he reflected. His position was not only accompanied by the letter that Rodríguez Larreta had published, but he also added a 2019 photograph of Sergio Massa during a congress in favor of the Frente Renovador.
On that occasion, the now Minister of Economy and then national deputy opposed to Kirchnerism, announced that his party had enabled him to negotiate alliances with the aim of defeating Cambiemos in the presidential elections. In the image you can see the tigrean speaking and in the background, as well as on the front of the lectern where he supports, the phrase #NuevaMayoría.
It was Waldo Wolff who came out to replicate the rapid criticism that came from bullrichism. He did so by reviewing the different leaders who have joined Together for Change in recent years, who did not belong to the PRO, the UCR or the Civic Coalition.
The review of the official of Rodríguez Larreta was so detailed that he recalled dates and even the past of some of these leaders in his enumeration.
"How's the thing? Jose Luis Espert not now but Ricardo Lopez Murphy in '21 yes. Miguel Angel Pichetto in '15 yes but Juan Schiaretti now no. Joaquin De la Torre who founded the Renewal Front of Massa yes, but Martin Redrado, no, "Wolff listed, mentioning the Twitter users of each leader mentioned.
And he continued: "Margarita Stolbizer not but García de Luca who is in the block with her, and left the PRO, yes."
To his racconto he added another reflection regarding the benefits that adding new leaders would entail. "To be the change is to stop discussing the little girl, to stop discussing who suits me now and to add all those who wish to do so so that the transformation has volume," he analyzed.
And then he threw a dart at those who oppose it: "The purity test shrinks us like space."
"Let's stop arguing people and go out and come up with ideas. All welcome," he concluded.
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Meanwhile, another Larretista, the secretary general of the Buenos Aires government, Fernando Straface, came out to Lopez Murphy's intersection for his criticism of the head of government. "Ricardo, in 2021 I participated in the negotiations for you and your party to enter JXC," he reminded him.
"Everyone agreed, even putting their seats at risk. His current view of JxC expansion is disappointing. He lacks the transcendent vision of change that his colleagues had in 21," added the official also responsible for Rodríguez Larreta's international ties.
Gerardo Morales also asked to add Juan Schiaretti
UCR presidential candidate Gerardo Morales was in favor of opening Together for Change to other political forces and leaders, just minutes after Rodríguez Larreta explicitly published his support for the incorporation of Juan Schiaretti.
The Jujuy native expressed himself, although he avoided giving names on which leaders it would be possible to add to the coalition.
"The country they will leave us will need all our intelligence, our firmness, the greatest breadth and our commitment. Those who are in favor of a plan that ensures production, work, social justice and peace have to be welcomed," he wrote on his Twitter account.
Morales added that "the expansion of JxC is the way to rebuild governance, solve the problems of all Argentines, order the daily lives of the people, stabilize the economy and guarantee the development of the country with a federal sense."
The candidate for mayor of Hurlingham for the PRO, Lucas Delfino, was also expressed by the adhesions. " To build a new majority and win the next election we need to expand @juntoscambioar," he said.
"Today we have a historic responsibility, which is to take together the first step towards true transformation," added the president of the Tourism Board of the City of Buenos Aires and councilor for the party that seeks to govern.
"The PRO was always an open game. There are plenty of examples in all these years. The idea of not adding is contrary to change. Let's not lose that virtue when Argentina needs it most," warned another Larretista bishop, Buenos Aires Cabinet Chief Felipe Miguel.
The discussion heated up with Rodríguez Larreta's tweet this Sunday, in which he whitewashed his intentions with the governor of Córdoba, who had been talking about a "front of fronts" between JxC and Peronism no K. "The conversations with national referents such as Juan Schiaretti, José Luis Espert or Margarita Stolbizer have as their sole objective to guarantee change in Argentina," The mayor of Buenos Aires wrote when he remained convinced of the opposition's need to "expand the space for change."
Larreta delved into the scenario in that province: "In the case of Juan Schiaretti, it does not go at all against our intention to win the province and the city of Córdoba with Luis Juez and Rodrigo de Loredo, two luxury candidates that I am honored to support."
"Together for Change has to expand and build a new majority with all those who share the same values: a deep vocation for change, the defense of freedom, democracy, the republic, and the focus on doing over saying," he said.