Buenos Aires, Nov 14 (EFE).- The former candidate of Together for Change (center-right) to preside over Argentina, Patricia Bullrich, asked her voters this Tuesday to monitor the November 19 runoff “with the knife between their teeth” against the ruling party, which “will try to win illegally what it cannot win legally.”
The former Minister of Security in the Government of Mauricio Macri (2015-2019), who supported Javier Milei after being left out of the second round of elections, starred in an event for prosecutors and supporters of the opposition coalition in Buenos Aires, where they were also present. present followers of the libertarian, who will face the ruling party Sergio Massa in the race for the Casa Rosada.
In a clear reference to his most centrist allies within Together for Change – the Radical Civic Union (UCR) and the environment close to his rival in the internal primaries of the coalition and mayor of the capital, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta -, Bullrich asked to all members of the opposition space to show their support for Milei so as not to become “leaders without people.”
“They (Massa and the ruling Peronism) are going for power (…) I don’t want to scare anyone, but the principles are stronger than the privileges. Let no one be distracted and let everyone be attentive,” Bullrich said before several hundreds of his most convinced supporters.
The Argentine electoral system gives special importance to the figure of the polling station prosecutors, in charge of controlling and verifying compliance with the rules during the elections.
La Libertad Avanza, a political force debuting in a presidential election, is reporting some problems in the recruitment of prosecutors for the presidential runoff tables next Sunday, for which it has requested in recent days the support of the members that make up Together for the Change
For his part, Bullrich admitted that his candidacy could not be the majority change option for Argentine voters in the first round and reiterated the desire that the six million people who chose to vote for him in October would now do so for the libertarian candidate.
The center-right – politically overshadowed by Macri since his electoral defeat – qualified her words in statements to the media at the end of the event and rejected that her warnings regarding the elections have to do with the idea of possible electoral fraud.
“It is a very important date and we are convinced that the government apparatus is going to use all the ‘tricks’ it knows to try to hold an election that is complex (…) I am not saying that there is going to be fraud, I am saying that it is going to be a tense election,” he pointed out.
Bullrich exemplified the actions of the ruling party by ensuring that “every two minutes they steal a ballot from you” and called Massa “authoritarian”, comparing him to former president Cristina Fernández (2007-2015), current vice president.
Subsequently, several Milei supporters present in the audience chanted songs common at libertarian events, appealing to the fear of the so-called ‘political caste’ to which their new allies, Bullrich and Macri, also belong.