Governor Juan Manzur, on the one hand. Lieutenant Governor Osvaldo Jaldo, on the other. Each one with their reasons, aspirations and convictions. Neither is willing to give in. Separated, without dialogue, but with the red-hot phone with national operators, a few hours after the deadline for the presentation of lists of candidates for the primary elections on September 12 expires. Single or internal list that will leave politically wounded throughout the province. It is voted in 2021 but the contest has a flavor of 2023.
The definition is very similar to what was the scene prior to the election of the Ombudsman (session of March 8), a contest that opened the abyss in which Peronism is now submerged. This time there will be a last minute agreement that avoids a new indentation?
In Government House they assure that the president is determined: the wayward people have no place on the payroll. In the Legislature they recognize that they prefer to avoid an intern, but they consider that they deserve to be part of it and are not willing to stay to watch the elections on TV: they have everything armed in case they do not have room. “The Nation has its eyes set on Tucumán,” they warn.
Jaldismo maintains – off the microphone – that the inclusion of Gladys Medina in the second position of the list of candidates for Deputies would be enough to turn off an intern. Others say that Mabel Carrizo should be the second candidate for the Upper House. “We count it ours,” they say. But it is not something that -until yesterday- manzurismo is willing to grant. If not, Medina would head the list of True Peronism for the Lower House and Juan Ruiz Olivares, that of the Senate.
Until the last minute
In an event presented as a training against covid in the All Boys club, which was massive, with reduced social distance and with dozens of groups and traffic in the surroundings, Jaldo had a measured message. He spoke of unity, of responsibility, of accompaniment to Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, but also warned that in these elections he will begin his campaign for 2023. “We do not stop until the 23rd, until together we arrive at the Government House,” he said. before the crowd.
At a press conference, he insisted on the unity of the PJ, but clarified that True Peronism will not be strangers in these elections. “Surely the decision made by the national movement and the Tucumán district, we are going to respect; but there is no doubt that we are going to participate ”, he pointed out.
“The lists close at 12 at night. We will wait until the last minute. We have a total predisposition to listen, but also a strong decision to be heard. With that prudence and responsibility, we are going to wait for the remaining hours until the closing of the list for September 12, “completed the tranqueño before a query from this newspaper.
On the Manzurista side, details of the lists are not given either. According to the names that emerged – and that were not denied either – Deputy Pablo Yedlin would be the first candidate for the Senate, seconded by legislator Sandra Mendoza. Minister Rossana Chahla would top the list for the Lower House, followed by Marcelo Santillán. But during these hours everything can happen in Peronism.
What the event left in all boys
ORGANIZERS.- Legislators Dante Loza, Tulio Caponio, Javier Morof and Daniel Deiana were the organizers of the training event against covid for political leaders that took place on the All Boys field. Thousands of people were seen, wearing chinstraps, but with little physical distance.
“CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE” .- Loza cheered Jaldo and highlighted his leadership. “Lead this space that is close to the people, with their leaders,” he said.
“A TRUE PERONIST” .- Morof stressed that part of the leadership of the capital has coincided. “Just as we are united here, we have to be united in September and November, to give the first blow so that in 2023 we will have our own governor, and a true Peronist governor.”
THREE WORDS.- Caponio affirmed that the reason for the leadership joining yesterday had three words: “Osvaldo Jaldo, governor,” he sang.
CONFIDENCE.- Deiana thanked Jaldo for his confidence “to promote a better province, a united Peronism and a Jaldo governor,” he said.