Miguel Ángel Pichetto does not know what an electoral victory is for an executive position. He did not succeed in Río Negro and neither did he succeed in abandoning (betraying many in Peronism say) the Justicialista party to be Mauricio Macri’s vice candidate in 2019. Now he wants to try his luck once again and tomorrow he will present his presidential candidacy for 2023 for Together for Change. He will do it in Parque Norte where he will appear together with other former Peronists and referents of the vernacular right such as Ramón Puerta (an old friend of Macri) and the senator from Salta Juan Carlos Romero.
The event is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. in a room in the Golden Center complex. In addition to Puerta and Romero, Jorge Yoma and Andrés Cisneros will also surround him. The female branch will be represented by Claudia Rucci and Florencia Arietto. It is what Pichetto called Republican Peronism, the most gorilla-friendly version that exists in macrismo and the one that for now remains on the shifting floor of JxC. It transpired that the ex-governor of Neuqué, Jorge Sobisch, will also be part of the act, since during his administration the Neuquén police assassinated the teacher Carlos Fuentealba.
The launch of Pichetto adds a new name to the list of those who want to be presidential candidates in 2023. The current member of the Auditor General of the Nation must compete or ally to integrate the JxC presidential formula with Macri, Patricia Bullrich and Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.
As may be known, Pichetto’s speech (who worked together with another old Menemist, Miguel Ángel Toma) will be dedicated to developing his ideas on what should be the correct path for Argentina, the need to convene the entire liberal opposition arch and demonstrate to the different branches of JxC that it is necessary to stop the internal fights to organize a possible new liberal government.
Pichetto’s idea is to bring together all the scattered Peronist leaders and former officials related to Menemist thought but also, they say, those who are “disillusioned” with Alberto Fernández. And, unlike Macri and Bullrich, the former senator will confront Javier Milei because he understands that the followers of the voracious far-right libertarian are voters of JxC but that they left due to a lack of discourse and a defined direction.
Pichetto, a devotee of order, wants to organize PvC. He understands that a primaries with many candidates is not convenient for the electoral contest and that is why some of his collaborators slip, as in passing, his willingness to give up his presidential aspirations if there is a unity formula. That for now is only in the head of the former senator.