After accepting the incorporation of José Luis Espert to Together for Change, the pre-candidate for president of the PRO, Patricia Bullrich, closed on Thursday the discussion on the possibility of an understanding with the Cordovan Peronist Juan Schiaretti to join the opposition coalition, as encouraged by Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, his main internal adversary in the face of the presidential fight.
"It's already clear. The whole country knows that this decision is absolutely inopportune, that is no longer discussed," Bullrich said from Ramos Mejia, where he led a tour with his gubernatorial candidate, Nestor Grindetti.
Bullrich arrived at Plaza Mitre accompanied also by the leader Laura Alonso. They made a brief tour and she took pictures with the people who had gathered in the place to greet her and barely let her advance.
"There's no place for the soft, Pato!" a neighbor shouted, amid chants of "Patricia president." In the tumult, a neighbor regretted not being able to take a picture of him, but explained that she was afraid to take her cell phone there. "Chau Espinoza," shouted a man next to her, while another lady was surprised to see her live. "On TV she looks fatter and bigger," she told her husband.
Patricia Bullrich in the framework of a campaign tour with Néstor Grindetti.
The agreement with Espert
In contact with the media, Bullrich referred to the new formal incorporation of Espert. "We have been working closely with Espert for a long time. In 2021 we had stated that it was important that your ideas are inside. It was nothing more than a last dialogue to concretize something that had been going on for a long time," he said.
If the negotiation came from a long time ago, the question is why it took them a month to accept it. It was known that Bullrich did not object to the incorporation of the liberal into space, but that he ran for president instead of governor of Buenos Aires, as he had initially proposed. Those close to him considered that the national nomination of the economist was functional to Rodríguez Larreta because it could take votes away from his own candidacy in the instance of the PASO.
After an agreement between Bullrich and Larreta, José Luis Espert joined Juntos por el Cambio.
However, the agreement for him to join Together for Change, they say, had no conditions. In fact, Espert confirmed hours later that he will be a pre-candidate for president within the space.
In the case of the alternative of an understanding with Schiaretti, Bullrich remained firm in the refusal and asked if she was disappointed by Larreta's actions, avoided using that word, but lambasted him with other terms.
"It's another look. We represent profound change. The one who somehow thinks that you can let (enter) the Cordobans or negotiate in a province that is about to vote, is his idea. And he's going to have to go and present himself to the electorate with that idea," he said.
Milei and Manes Distance
The libertarian Javier Milei declared hours ago that if they had allied with Bullrich in time they could win in the first round. However, the former Minister of Security, raised her differences with the statement of the leader of Freedom Advances.
"I am from Together for Change, I defend Together for Change and I believe that it is the instrument to change Argentina. And Milei is going another way. I am not going to say what that outcome would be. I believe that in the first round Together for Change wins," he said.
In addition, he ruled out having offered the vice presidency to Facundo Manes and assured that he will not advance that decision until he observes how the candidacies in the Frente de Todos will be assembled.
"So far I haven't asked anyone to be my running mate. If we don't even know how the field is going to be set up, I'm not going to present my team before," he closed in the company of Grindetti, his candidate for governor of Buenos Aires.