The dispute between the rivals of the PRO for the presidential candidacy from the discussion by Juan Schiaretti escalated to the point that in the public crossings the possibility of a rupture was contemplated. Patricia Bullrich assured that she will depend on Horacio Rodríguez Larreta for his initiative to reach an agreement with a sector of Peronism. The head of the Buenos Aires government rejected the accusation and ratified his intention to expand Together for Change in that direction.
In parallel, both sectors of the PRO agreed to show a sign of agreement for the incorporation of José Luis Espert. For Rodríguez Larreta it works as a first step to push the debate on Schiaretti, although for Bullrich these are two very different issues. On the governor of Córdoba, the bidding was again exposed with crossed statements.
After Mauricio Macri took aim at Rodríguez Larreta's movement, Bullrich lashed out at his internal adversary in harsh terms and did not rule out a break in the PRO and Together for Change. "It depends on nothing but Horacio Rodríguez Larreta. He knows he has to go to the court he's on and not try to put Schiaretti in when we have an election in Córdoba," the former security minister told Continental radio.
"If there is someone who at this moment to defend their interests is proposing the rupture of Together for Change, it is a job for the government," Bullrich continued. "Do you want to take the ball because you think you don't win the election? You have to play fair," he also paid, like Macri, the idea that Rodríguez Larreta activated the discussion to move the stage before a supposed unfavorable scenario in the face of the PASO.
"Changing rules with five minutes left... They are not changed by those who are calm on the road they are on," the former president had said, and also pointed to the head of government for the risk of an eventual breakdown: "We are putting everything at risk and it is not known why, due to electoral speculation."
As he had anticipated as soon as the conflict broke out, Rodríguez Larreta remained firm in his intention to expand the space towards non-Kirchnerist Peronism with Schiaretti as the main exponent, arguing that it is necessary both for the election and for the management of government in case of a triumph.
"If he does not come out now, we will continue to insist," they admitted close to the Buenos Aires mayor that, unlike Espert, Schiaretti's entry could be blocked in this instance. Even so, they considered that the discussion is positive in terms of positioning, while leaving the stage open for a possible agreement later.
After the registration of the fronts next Wednesday there will be another milestone on the 24th of this month, with the closing of the candidacies, and another after the PASO. As for the speculation about Schiaretti as Rodriguez Larreta's running mate, the confirmation would come a day before the election in Córdoba, in which Luis Juez – candidate of Together for Change – will face Martín Llaryora, the governor's dolphin.
"I promote unity, I want to add. What we have is not enough. We need a broader agreement to change Argentina," replied the mayor of Buenos Aires in LN+ when asked about Bullrich's questions. "Those who criticize and chicane promote disunity," he responded.
Rodríguez Larreta referred to the endorsement of Gerardo Morales, Elisa Carrió and Miguel Pichetto and the additions over time of Cristian Ritondo, Diego Santilli, Pichetto himself and even Bullrich. "In 2011, 13, out there...", as in passing he remarked the year in the case of his rival for the presidential candidacy.
"First we have to add Espert," the head of government said of an advance in his strategy. The case of Schiaretti will remain open, and possibly that discussion will not end with the closing of the registration of the fronts and the candidacies.
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