It is "a revival and a bomb that exploded in Together for Change." Forceful and without turns, the presidential candidate of the PRO Patricia Bullrich discredited on Monday the proposal to incorporate the Cordovan Juan Schiaretti to the opposition coalition for the next elections.
Visiting Mendoza, where next Sunday there will be provincial PASO, Bullrich accompanied the pre-candidate for governor of Cambia Mendoza, the radical Alfredo Cornejo, who competes in an alliance with the PRO, which postulates as vice governor the leader Hebe Casado.
"We cannot confuse change," the presidential candidate insisted on the idea of some sectors of the coalition to enable the opening of space to leaders of other political forces, such as the Schiaretti case.
Along these lines, Bullrich punctually criticized the idea of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and the radical Gerardo Morales that the governor of Córdoba join Together for Change.
"It's a revival. Here we must discuss what the project of change is. Who argued with Schiaretti when he voted against City funding, or when he voted for the new retirement moratorium that increases retiree spending. So, what is the political agreement, what is the model of change; It is a model of adding for the sake of adding," he said.
Patricia Bullrich with Alfredo Cornejo this Monday as part of a visit to Mendoza.
And with an example he came out in defense of Luis Juez, the candidate for governor of Córdoba for JxC, who in the provincial elections on June 25 will face Martín Llaryora, the candidate of the Cordovan Peronism led by Schiaretti.
"Imagine that a week before the elections in Mendoza I tell people that we are talking to Senator Anabel Fernández Sagasti (of La Cámpora) to enter; Together for Change would explode," he emphasized.
Bullrich also excused himself from pronouncing on the possibility that the current governor of Mendoza, the radical Rodolfo Suarez could be his candidate for vice president.
"I'm going to have to postpone the decision (regarding the vice). We have to finish delineating the contours of the coalition that are under debate, until we see how it comes out of this discussion (because of the Schiaretti issue) that has been introduced from one day to the next without debate of any kind in the middle of Together for Change like a bomb that exploded, "he launched.
Democrats to the PRO
Bullrich garnered new adhesions in his visit to Mendoza, just six days before the provincial elections. Two legislators and a score of leaders who belonged to new groupings of the Democratic Party switched to the PRO.
Deputies Josefina Canale, of the Progressive Democratic Party, and Guillermo Mosso, Democrats in the Front, participated in the exodus. "We are more than 20 leaders who join the PRO of Patricia Bullrich's command. We come to work on the federal project that will recover Argentina," Mosso said.
"The Democrats have distorted their essence by advancing in an agreement with Omar De Marchi (leader of the PRO who broke with Cambia Mendoza and faces them on Sunday), that decision distances him from Mendoza, because many people see in Patricia the person, "he added.
As for why they decided to change groups shortly after the elections, Canale said that "it was an idea that matured over time and that events made it propitious to materialize at this time."
Bullrich spoke of the electoral chances of Together for Change. "We are to win Tucumán on Sunday, we are to finish with Rodriguez Saá in San Luis, we are to continue in Mendoza. Yesterday we won municipalities after 36 years in Córdoba. Change is being installed with strong roots. We cannot confuse change, we must follow it crisply and clearly," he said.
Promises of change
"A resounding change is coming on the economy, security and education. Kirchnerism went backwards with the changes we made. If necessary, and to fight drug trafficking, for example, we will enter with the federal forces and the armed forces. We are not going to allow that to happen in Rosario, Mendoza, Córdoba or any other province in the country. We have a clear premise: we defend citizens and we take care of those who take care of us," he said.
In economic matters, the former Minister of Security said: "we are going to take out the trap and give credibility to the Central Bank with a law that changes the possibility of issuing and lending to the Treasury. We are going to carry out a profound reform of the State by reducing the ministries and the privileges that politics has. The Argentine State is an impossible state. There we are going to present a thorough reform."
The pre-candidate for president of Together for Change dialogue with neighbors and merchants, participated in the inauguration of a party premises in Godoy Cruz and -at night- will speak before an auditorium full of businessmen and in which Governor Rodolfo Suárez participated.
"We have a program of change that will give a way out to people who are in informality and with social plans. We are going to include them in the labor market through a census to see who is skilled and who is not. We cannot have a country where one party works to support others who do not," he said.
"We see in the future a calm Argentina, with order, where the law is respected, with a stable macroeconomy," he added. And he recalled that "none of that will be possible if we do not dynamite the regime of interests that has worn us down for so long. If we don't break with that regime, in four years we're going to be repeating the same cycle as always."
Bullrich will continue tomorrow with his agenda in San Rafael, a town located more than 230 kilometers from the capital; while in the afternoon he will be in Tucumán giving his support to the candidates of Together for Change in the face of next weekend's elections.