While the economy hits the daily life of Argentines, the political leadership is already thinking about the elections 2023. he was the president Alberto Fernandez who months ago spoke of a possible search for re-election. Meanwhile, on the opposite sidewalk, the inmate is voracious. As he PRO as the Radical Civic Union (UCR) seek their place among the presidential candidates of Together for Change. But there is a somewhat “covered” figure that seeks to emerge among the larger ones. It is the national deputy Maria Eugenia Vidalwho seeks to get into the internal yellow.
The former governor of the province of Buenos Aires plans to visit 17 provinces during the remainder of the year, according to Telam. All this, with the endorsement of the former president Mauricio Macri, who every time he appears in the media threatens with a “second half”, but does not finish confirming his path to follow. In particular, after the recent dispute with the governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Moraleswho is determined to be one of the protagonists of the Primaries (STEP).
For his part, Vidal seeks to position himself as an alternative to those already launched Horacio Rodriguez Larretaon the ‘dove’ side of the PRO, and Patricia Bullrich, ‘falcon’ breed. At the intermediate point is that the national deputy, who has already visited San Juan, Neuquén, Tierra del Fuego, and next week will do the same in Córdoba and Chaco, territories currently governed by Peronism outside the Front of All and Kirchnerism, respectively.
Vidal’s tour of the provinces does not have the traditional format of campaigning politicians, who are usually in each district for a few hours. In the case of the ‘lioness’, as Macri had described her during his administration, he dedicates between two and three days to each district. He mainly visits the provincial capital and the odd city, where he mixes political meetings with meetings with small businessmen.
In these tours, Vidal insists on the bills that he is promoting in the field of Camera of deputies to limit the so-called “political expenses”. In this sense, it includes initiatives for legislators to update their salaries with the same formula as retirees and to set ceilings for the operating expenses of the Congress of the Nation.
“Her idea is to position herself as a presidential candidate, for this period or for the next. If she does not succeed, she does not rule out going for other alternatives, such as being head of government (of the city of Buenos Aires) ”, they assure in the surroundings of the former Buenos Aires governor. From the political point of view, Vidal’s irruption adds more noise to the already intense internship of PRO candidates.
The RCU factor
Within Together for Change, the role of the UCR will be decisive for the next elections. This is because the figure of Morales is added to that of the brothers Facundo –national deputy– and Gaston Manes. The centenary party, emboldened by the good results in the last legislative elections, seeks to step strong in the internal elections and will not back down despite the differences with the PRO.