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Kicillof meets with Máximo Kirchner and mayors to define the electoral strategy prior to the PJ Congress

The governor of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, and the national deputy Máximo Kirchner
The governor of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, and the national deputy Máximo Kirchner

The Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillo receives the president of the Buenos Aires PJ, Maximo Kirchnermayors of the First and Third electoral sections, as well as provincial officials with political weight, in a closed meeting in which the leaders continue to outline the electoral and management strategy towards next year’s election with the goal of sustaining the Buenos Aires province.

The meeting is in La Plata. During the morning, the Buenos Aires governor participated in the inauguration of the Central Market of Ensenada, a project that Mayor Mario Secco materialized. It is a space with direct sales from the producer to the consumer with the aim of accessing essential products at low cost.

This Monday is the second meeting of this type that happens in less than a month. In the last meeting, in addition to Kicillof and Kirchner, the Minister of Public Works of the Nation, Gabriel Katopodis; of Territorial Development and Habitat, Jorge Ferraresi; the head of the Buenos Aires Cabinet, Martin Insaurralde; the Buenos Aires Government Minister, Cristina Alvarez Rodriguez; Infrastructure and Public Services, Leonardo Nardini and Community Development, Andres Larroque. In addition to the mayors of La Matanza, Fernando Espinoza; Ituzaingo, Alberto Barefoot; Pillar, Federico Achaval. Also the quartermasters on license from Admiral Brown, Mariano Cascallaresand Merlo, Gustavo Menendez.

The meeting takes place in the prelude to the Buenos Aires PJ Congress chaired by Máximo Kirchner and where all the participants in this Monday’s meeting are represented. The party meeting will be held in Mar del Plata this Saturday, November 5, and it is expected that stand firm on the latent discussion about the suspension of the Open Simultaneous and Mandatory Primary Elections (PASO).

On this point there are conflicting positions both in the ruling party and in the opposition. “For an ruling party, that the President goes in STEP with other competitors is at least strange,” Máximo Kirchner said last week. The intention of Kirchnerism is to repeal the Primaries.

The meeting between Kicillof, Máximo Kirchner and provincial mayors will take place at the headquarters of the government, in La Plata
The meeting between Kicillof, Máximo Kirchner and provincial mayors will take place at the headquarters of the government, in La Plata

However, the national deputy and also head of La Cámpora assured that he likes to compete. “We all have to agree on the best system to choose from,” he launched.

However, there are other positions that take for granted that there will be a PASS. Ferraresi, who returned to Avellaneda to order the election in his district, assured that the ruling party does not have the votes in Congress to suspend the PASO and that there is work to be done to build unity.

Regarding the political context, both Kicillof and the ministers of his cabinet celebrated the president-elect of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, for his victory in the runoff against the current president Jair Bolsonaro. “Congratulations to the Brazilian people. Congratulations to President-elect Lula. Now yes, justice has been served. Long live Lula! Long live Brazil!”, affirmed the Buenos Aires governor.

Insaurralde, meanwhile, highlighted the victory of the leader of the Workers’ Party and argued that “it is very important to work together for the development, inclusion and growth of all the peoples of Latin America.”

Meanwhile, the Buenos Aires Minister of Justice, Julio Alak, analyzed that “Lula’s enormous victory demonstrates the strength of the national, popular and progressive currents, capable of overcoming the media and judicial persecution of economic power, and succeeding in the challenges elections as also happened in Chile, Bolivia and Colombia”.

“The four largest economies in Latin America, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia, today have progressive governments. Together with Chile and Bolivia, Unasur and Mercosur, which Bolsonaro and Cambiemos dismantled, can become a powerful reality again”, he completed.

In the same vein, the Minister of Community Development and Secretary General of La Cámpora, Andrés ‘Cuervo’ Larroque, shared a publication of that group that reads: “Work, believe, dream. Congratulations comrade Lula! Twenty years after winning his first presidency, he faces the same challenge again. Lula strength, strength people of Brazil. Love won out over hate.”

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