“Come, I’m alone,” told them Javier Miley a Mauricio Macri y Patricia Bullrich at the dinner they shared last night at the former president’s house, where the bold political agreement that enabled the support of the former presidential candidate of Together for Change and her running mate, Luis Petri, to the libertarian and that includes a co-government with a cabinet, policies and agreed measures in case the La Libertad Avanza candidate wins the runoff against Sergio Massa.
Now, Macri is expected to speak more forceful about the need to support Milei, while there is expectation for the way in which that position and that of Bullrich will dynamite the unit of Together for Change: now the leadership of the UCR and later they will 10 JxC governors, while it was confirmed that Horacio Rodríguez Larreta He will set his position at 6:30 p.m. in a press conference. The internal opposition turned red.
The agreement between Milei and Macri was closed after 72 hours of negotiations and now the libertarian candidate is preparing to amalgamate their teams with those of Bullrich, his rival in the elections, whom he called a “murderous montonera.” The now former candidate gave a press conference this afternoon to Confirm his support for La Libertad Avanza, after a conversation with the founder of his space, and thus sealed the new configuration to which his party is approaching, which, like all Together for Change, was on the verge of fracture: Rodriguez Larreta does not want to support Milei and will propose neutrality in the vote, just like María Eugenia Vidal.
The head of Government warned Macri and Bullrich this morning, in a emergency meeting summoned by the head of the PRO after the times were accelerated due to the appearance in the media of the versions about the dinner with Milei and the meeting between Macri and Bullrich. That is why first postponed without date the PRO meeting that had been called for today at 11, after having been suspended the day before, but the internal pressures They had a summit held at Bullrich’s house, in the Palermo neighborhood. It was shortly before the press conference called by bullrichism for the JxC presidential ticket to announce its support for Milei.
Larreta told Bullrich that did not share support for Milei because it would break JxC and He asked him to clarify that he was speaking in a personal capacity. That’s what the head of the PRO did. Also at the meeting at her house were Macri, Vidal and those close to Bullrich such as Juan Pablo Arenaza and Hernán Lombardi, among others. There, the head of government anticipated that he would disseminate his position in a statement, although it was later confirmed that He will speak at 6:30 p.m. at a press conference.
In larretism there is indignation. They believe that it is a “blunder” that it will destroy the unity of the opposition coalition and that Macri and Bullrich handled themselves “as if they were the owners of the party.” “As they can decide something like that between three people and leave out the rest of the PRO and a coalition that took so long to build and sustain?” a Buenos Aires representative asked furiously.
One of his colleagues from the moderate wing of the PRO raised another question out loud: “Can an agreement of this nature be closed in a two-hour meal?” The fact is that the resolution of “the hawks” of the PRO agrees with Macri’s critics: surely there were many previous talks in which they advanced on an understanding and that were translated into the flirting of the former representative in Milei.
Last night, after having dinner with Milei, the former president received Bullrich, with whom he had been talking in parallel, and conveyed the terms of the agreement that he had sealed with the libertarian. Before moving forward, Milei and Bullrich spoke to clarify the campaign’s harsh accusations: “We forgive each other,” explained the former JxC candidate at the press conference, without giving details.
The economist, for his part, had gathered the leaders of his troops in the bunker of the Libertador hotel, at 960 Córdoba Avenue: the former businessmen Guillermo Francos y Nicolas Posse, who will eventually become Minister of the Interior and Chief of Staff; his running mate, Victoria Villarruel, and the co-founder of the front and former candidate for head of the Buenos Aires government, Ramiro Marra. In addition, there was his sister and main advisor, Karina Milei.
Milei did not mention the approaches with the PRO nor did he reveal that after seeing them he planned to go to Macri’s house in the Buenos Aires town of Acassuso. Several They found out later, by transcending on social networks. And they managed to confirm the secret meeting just on Wednesday morning, when Bullrich called the press conference to announce that he will support Milei in the race against Massa, the Government candidate and ally of Kirchnerism.
The terms of the agreement between both forces have not yet been officially reported. But, as they have revealed until now, it would consist of join forces against the Government in terms of campaign over the next four weeks and in the inspection of the elections. Then, if you arrive at the Casa Rosada, The ministries and secretariats would be distributed and they would decide together on their government plan. It is not clear if they will form a new front or it will be a de facto alliance.
The agreement is the result of Bullrich being left out of the elections by coming in third place with the 23,85 % of the votes, behind Massa and Milei, in that order. But also, of long and sustained conversations that the libertarian candidate and Macri maintained throughout the electoral process.
In La Libertad Avanza they stated that the JxC leaders “have to interpret the will of your electorate and what they do well is interpret that, regardless of the speculation, the Argentine electorate wants Kirchnerism to leave, due to insecurity, poverty and unemployment.” “This change must occur with unity – they added – and they interpret that, regardless of the ministries and political spaces, it is a social situation. People urgently want change and deeply fear that it will not happen. Patricia interprets this very well.”
According to those same sources, last night’s meeting at the Libertador hotel was to organize the next 30 days that remain of the campaign and to coordinate the inspection. “Today our leaders will demonstrate on their social networks and media,” they anticipated. For example, Victoria Villarruel has several interviews scheduled during the day to express her opinion on the agreement.”
While the leadership of the UCR It has been meeting since 2 p.m. at the headquarters of the National Committee with the news installed (and the decision made without consultation) by Macri and Bullrich. Some radical leaders anticipated that they would propose the vote to Sergio Massa to stop Milei.
The elected governor of Mendoza, Alfredo Cornejo, differentiated himself this morning when he pointed out that “it will not accompany any political project of the candidates for president of Argentina.” “Our duty is not to determine who will be the next president, but to constitute ourselves as an opposition with a territorial presence, dedicated to protecting the institutions and supervising the government that is elected on November 19,” he said in a press release also signed by the current governor, Rodolfo Suárez, and the elected mayors of the UCR in Mendoza.
It is the same position that the rest of the governors of Together for Change: They will debate it this afternoon, at 7 p.m., at the House of the Province of Corrientes, at Maipú 271, with the confirmed presence of the three elected leaders of the PRO, Jorge Macri (CABA), Ignacio Torres (Chubut) and Rogelio Frigerio (Entre Ríos), in addition to his colleagues such as Alfredo Cornejo (Mendoza), Marcelo Orrego (San Juan), Claudio Poggi (San Luis), Leandro Zdero (Chaco) and Carlos Sadir (Jujuy), plus Gustavo Valdés, who hosts Corrientes, and Jorge Macri, who has just confirmed his victory in the city of Buenos Aires. The only absent with notice will be Maximiliano Pullaro (Santa Fe), who is traveling abroad.
“If Kirchnerism wins, Together for Change is going to a total dissolution”, Bullrich stated at the press conference to justify his support for Milei. He has not yet won Massa, but, unless a miracle occurs, the dissolution of Together for Change It already started this noon.
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