The internal friction that Juntos por el Cambio has dragged since its victory in the mid-term elections, with its bill passes and public rudeness, were once again exposed at the last meeting of the national leadership. And it is that although the national table ended up agreeing in a zoom that the highest authorities of the coalition would meet with Martín Guzmán to learn about the negotiations with the IMF, the internal differences regarding how to face the relationship with the national government could not avoid manifest. After the darts that Governor Gerardo Morales was firing into the space, more than one asked him for explanations and reproached him for having “sent alone” to negotiate with Alberto Fernández. In response, Morales reproached Patricia Bullrich for “sending him to the hawks on Twitter,” referring to the insults of Fernando Iglesias and Waldo Wolff. A few hours earlier, Morales had even put his finger on the wound again, blaming the government of Mauricio Macri for indebtedness: “He notified the governors five minutes before,” he said in radio statements. Meanwhile, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, the only president who refused to send an emissary to the governors’ meeting, ended up being offside and will attend next week’s meeting.
“There are no glass glasses in the zooms”, ironized a radical referent once the meeting of the JxC national table was over. The climate was tense, it was the first time that faces had seen each other since Gerardo Morales had disrupted the strategy of not attending the governors’ meeting with Guzmán claiming that it was “stupid not to go”, and all the national referents of the space were present : Mauricio Macri, Rodríguez Larreta, Patricia Bullrich, Cristian Ritondo, for the Pro; Morales, Alfredo Cornejo, Mario Negri, Martín Lousteau, Gustavo Valdés, Rodolfo Suárez, for the UCR; Maximiliano Ferraro, Juan Manuel López and Maricel Etchecoin, for the CC, among others. Although María Eugenia Vidal did not participate, since she was left out of the assembly of the national table after it was defined that only those referents with institutional positions would participate (such as block holders, party presidents, governors and, at their discretion, Once, Mauricio Macri as former president), his ghost did run through the meeting at the behest of, curiously, Patricia Bullrich herself.
The president of the PRO, who a few days ago had declared that the video in which an ex-minister of Vidal appears speaking of setting up causes against trade unionists, suggested at one point during the meeting to present a statement in support of the former governor. Buenos Aires against the scandal generated by the news from the Boanerense judicial table. The proposal generated timid adherents, but ended in nothing. “We have no problem in going out to defend it but someone has to give explanations about the role of the AFI,” one of the CC figures was heard replying in the zoom. In a sector of radicalism, meanwhile, they objected: “If Vidal herself does not come out to defend herself, you cannot expect everyone to come out to defend you.”
A few hours later, Vidal broke the silence on LN + (see separate). Almost at the same time, the PRO issued an online statement with what the former governor said when considering the complaint of the judicial complaint of the current AFI intervener, Cristina Caamaño, as “a judicial operation of the Frente de Todos with the purpose of delegitimize the fight against the mafias promoted by the Vidal government, “says the statement entitled” Mafiosi cannot become victims. “
Invoice passes and communications
After a series of media statements in which Morales attacked the Macri government for taking on the debt, denouncing that the former president “notified the radical governors five minutes before that he had an agreement with the IMF” and reminding the rest of the The opposition coalition that “this debt was contracted by us and the least we have to do is go and listen,” his JxC colleagues took advantage of the zoom to ask for an explanation. “Morales had a bad time, they told him everything,” detailed sources who had followed the meeting. The hardest, however, was Patricia Bullrich. “You sent me to the hawks on Twitter,” Morales reproached him in response. The governor of Jujuy made reference to the criticism he received from Fernando Iglesias and Waldo Wolff for having said that JxC also had to “render accounts” for having contracted the 45 billion debt that the national government is renegotiating today with the staff of the IMF. “The funds were used to pay debt that was at higher interest. We did not ‘contract the debt’, ignorant,” Iglesias reproached him, in addition to sending him to “study.”
The PRO deputies were not, however, the only ones who came out to criticize the president of the UCR. His predecessor, Alfredo Cornejo, also crossed him – without mentioning him directly – on Twitter, reproaching him for reproducing “the same K story that the debt originated in the Cambiemos government.” In this regard, Morales made an attempt at “self-criticism”: “They took me out of context,” he alleged. “Yes, in 75 reports they took you out of context,” a figure of radicalism responded ironically to this medium.
Despite the invoice passes, the national board ended up reaching an agreement and ratified the decision that all the governors and parliamentary heads of JxC attend a meeting with Minister Martín Guzmán. This will also include Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, who originally refused to sit down and listen to Guzmán and who now, having reached an agreement with the rest of the coalition, came out to say that the Minister of Economy had been “very unclear” on the meeting with governors and that he expected “to be more precise at the meeting next week.”
“As the opposition, we are firmly committed to collaborating with the future of the country,” the coalition said through a statement that, in another manifestation of JxC’s internal coordination problems, had to be modified. The first version that was released to the media did not specify that the meeting had to take place “in Congress”, so, at the request of the Civic Coalition, the text was modified and forwarded again.