Alberto Angel Fernandez is enthusiastic. He believes that his desire to "end 20 years of Kirchnerism", as he was sincere in a WhatsApp with a journalist of his friendship, is about to be fulfilled. That's why it works in Daniel Scioli's Campaign Manager mode.
"I have them cornered," he confessed in front of interlocutors who saw him at an event on Monday at the Casa Rosada, where he said that "we do not enrich our families, we are not friends of businessmen and we do not deliver works to friends," in obvious reference to his former political boss.
He is online with the presidential candidacy of "Pichichi" (with whom he communicates often by telephone) and calls leaders he has known for 30 years to put them on the lists that must accompany Scioli in the PASO of the ruling party.
He wants to collect cuitas with Cristina Kirchner and also with Sergio Tomás Massa, with whom the relationship has also been broken. The president was attentive to the events of the trip to China of the Minister of Economy, who was accompanied by Máximo Kirchner, the head of La Cámpora and ally of Massa.
Alberto believes that with the realization of a PASO in Peronism, he will have achieved his goal of harming Cristina and the youth group created by his son. And he is confident that Scioli's knowledge in the national electorate will achieve an even Primary against Interior Minister Wado de Pedro, CFK's chosen one. And she dreams that her friend Victoria Tolosa Paz will force Axel Kicillof in a primary for the governorship of Buenos Aires.
In the Christian camp they discard the options that Alberto Fernández manages. They believe in a last-minute solution that contains the former Buenos Aires governor and makes him decline to go to the fight. They are confident that the lack of support from the Peronist governors and mayors of Buenos Aires will make him think of a decent solution. The fear now appears in some of those who accompany Scioli, who do not want to stay out in the open, once again.
In the surroundings of Cristina, today they handle the option of Wado Presidente and Axel governor. La Cámpora has come out to bench De Pedro but is dissatisfied with Kicillof's attitude of standing up for re-election in the Province. "They are going to send Axel to row 14 when the campaign events are held," they predict by virtue of the annoyance with the economist who does not want to be a presidential candidate.
As for Massa, CFK's support will remain firm in the management but the eyes will be on how the minister is doing in his next negotiations with the IMF. Meanwhile, Massa praises Wado de Pedro: "He puts eggs on him," he says of his moves as a candidate. But Tigre will play strong this Saturday in the Congress of the Frente Renovador, where he will make a speech that positions him in the negotiation of this year's electoral lists.
Not everyone in Cristinismo praises Massa: "With this inflation, Sergio should moderate his pretensions to be a candidate," said Carlos Zannini, the current Treasury Attorney, who continues to visit Cristina regularly. Let there be peace...
Sergio Massa and Máximo Kirchner, in China.
To its corners
In the PRO the disorientation is total. Jaime Durán Barba continues to advise Horacio Rodríguez Larreta but looks sideways at the idea of adding the Peronist Juan Schiaretti at this time. Beyond being an innovative thinker, the Ecuadorian does not trust in "breaking" the PRO family photo.
"We are a family of the PRO. Mauricio Macri created it in 2003; expanded it in 2013 with Patricia Bullrich; in the 2015 elections, with Elisa Carrió and Ernesto Sanz; in 2019, with Miguel Pichetto and, a little earlier, with Ocaña and López Murphy. But to break in the middle of an election year and go with Schiaretti and Randazzo, that is not family anymore, "laments one of those who accompanied Macri in the founding of the space, and today militates with Rodríguez Larreta.
Together for Change is raw. The fears of any confusion are enormous. If not, it would even be funny that Patricia Bullrich and José Luis Espert have met to talk but in the parking lot of a shopping mall. The hawks fear being denounced for negotiating with white popcorn. Perhaps the sentence of a leader of his sector shows that the concern is of everyone in the PRO world: "Mauricio is so present in everything that happens that he is suffocating Patricia politically. Notice that it stopped growing," he said about the former president's embrace of Bullrich's candidacy.
Diego Santilli, a leader who supports Larreta's presidential project, today is embarrassed with the negotiation with Schiaretti: "I am not participating," he said to his people, shrugging his shoulders, while receiving the mayors of the Buenos Aires PRO who support his race for governor.
Meanwhile, María Eugenia Vidal is called to silence and thinks about defining her presidential support, but after the closing of lists, on June 24. Perhaps that attitude is prudent: among the Larretista operators there is debate about the photo that is planned for next weekend. Some pay that the "coup de effect" would be an image of Larreta with Schiaretti. Meanwhile, others seek to calm the waters with a family photo between Larreta, Carrió, Gerardo Morales, Santilli, Vidal and Espert. Campanelli moment in the air...
Bullrich, Santilli, Angelini, Larreta, Macri, De Andreis, Ritondo and Vidal, together in the photo at Triaca's house,
A lawyer on the right
Meanwhile, a media lawyer signed up for the political fight. Mauricio D'Alessandro will be a candidate for mayor of San Martín, within Together for Change, by the hand of Gustavo Posse, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Diego Santilli.
The landing was greeted at the Larretista Buenos Aires headquarters on Uspallata Street and it is discounted that it will be the charismatic lawyer who heads the local ballot that leads Larreta and Santilli as great actors. "It is the guarantee of the agreement with Gustavo Posse in San Martín and we want to take care of that, as a gesture to radicalism, besides being a good candidate.
In that camp they are enthusiastic that the high level of knowledge of the lawyer contributes a good number to win in San Martín, where Peronism has ruled for years by the hand of Gabriel Katopodis.
But there will be PASO and D'Alessandro will go against the former Minister of Social Development of María Eugenia Vidal: it is Santiago López Medrano, who was not on the ballot in 2021, but who did garner a large flow of votes in previous elections.
María Eugenia Vidal when she was governor with Santiago López Medrano in San Martín
López Medrano arrives there with Cristian Ritondo and with close ties to Néstor Grindetti. Thus, they discount that he will be the candidate for mayor of Patricia Bullrich.
Thus, in San Martín another spicy round will be lived between Patricia Bullrich and Rodríguez Larreta. War and peace...