In the statement, the authorities of the Marchiquitense Justicialista Party spoke of Paredi as a cadre “recognized by leaders at the national and provincial level” with “political weight” and “management capacity.”
Despite this overwhelming support, the mayor has not yet confirmed whether he will run for a fifth term this year. Faced with this lack of definition, Sosa signed up as his successor, but not before clarifying that he “accompanies” the request of the PJ.
“If the fellow mayor decides to run, the Peronists will be at his side to military his candidacy. If not, I have already expressed my militant vocation to continue this Justicialista project as a candidate for Mayor of the Municipality,” he said.
It is not the first time that he intends to compete for mayor in his district. Already in 2019 he told La Capital de Mar del Plata: “I am working to be mayor of Mar Chiquita”. In that same interview he had described Martin Insaurralde, current Buenos Aires chief of staff, as “a great candidate for governor”. Perhaps in 2023 he will have his revenge.
Pending further details, Sosa will continue as adviser on Municipal Affairs of National Highway. His career took him there after being a councilor, legislative pro-secretary of the Unity and Renovation bloc in the Buenos Aires Chamber of Deputies and undersecretary of Municipal Affairs of the Province during part of the management of Daniel Scioli.