The Radicals would not follow the strategy approved by Mauricio Macri to unite all the choices behind his re-election. On the contrary. Gouverneur Mendoza and head of the national UCR, Alfredo Cornejo, called the president to inform him that the decision was made: his province would have separate choices from the national. According to radical sources, Macri agreed. In fact, he had already retreated to the fact that the complainants should not accompany him in October, as he had asked for them during his vacation. Gouverneur Jujuy, Gerardo Morales, has not yet defined the date, but leans in the same direction. In both cases, the poor image of Macri weighs. For now, Mendoza will have its step on June 9 and the generals on September 29.
President Macri managed to twist the will of the Governor of Buenos Aires María Eugenia Vidal and led her to be accompanied by Head of Government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta in the Association's Association. They are the two districts controlled by PRO. But until then his influence seems to have come. In January, while on holiday in Cumelen, Macri Morales and Cornejo called and asked them to unite their choices with the national ones. The two radicals raped in opposite arguments and ended up postponing the decision until the Buenos Aires divisions were defined.
When Vidal announced that he was in agreement, coreligionists were neither very happy nor very likely to continue on their way. The reason is simple: Macri measures very poorly in both provinces (in Jujuy, even there would be studies that cause him to drill the floor at 10 percent). After the pressure for all the Cambiemos districts to unite, La Rosada began to perceive the departure that the UCR will follow its path. Perhaps that is why the dialogue between Macri and Cornejo, in which he announced his decision contrary to the President's wish, did not end badly. "Macri agreed", some radicals exaggerated.
The truth is that Cornejo publicly said they had agreed with Macri and announced that PASO in Mendoza will be June 9 and the general on September 29. Cornejo, supported by Mendoza's radical supporters, warned that "they are dates laid down in provincial law". "To avoid speculation of all kinds, I have spoken to the President of the Nation about the electoral calendar, and he called this election by observing the law and saving Mendoza's constitution over everything else," Cornejo said. phone on Saturday.
"Today, 17 provinces will promote their choice, but many of them without law indicate the date," Cornejo warned. "This is the first time that Mendoza has a fixed date in the law. We believe that in terms of political rights, it is a significant advance in 2015, as well as the suspension of collectors' lists. Today there are clear rules that do not change the electoral law and we will not change it, "he claimed.
Both Morales and Cornejo had said they should solve the problem in March. But it didn't go beyond the first few days of February. In radicalism, they indicated that Cornejo needed to advance the decision to install his candidate, Martin Kerchner, who will attempt to succeed him as he cannot re-elect. It's also a way to put pressure on Macri.
Morales, meanwhile, has not yet defined when the date will be and does not have the same speed: it is already clear that he will be a candidate. But in their environment, the arguments presented by Jujuy's governor to Macri repeats: Jujuy is a province representing only one percent of the national register, and its association does not contribute significantly to the re-election of Macri. It would be most symbolic. On the other hand, if a Peronist victory course is given all year round and Jujuy goes out, I could offer Macri a Change win. Despite all these arguments, it is still not certain that Morales will not decide to unite. Although very bright, it is not Macie's allies.