News

The controversy between Macri and Manes also divides the Radical Civic Union

Facundo Manes criticized Macri and generated a tremor in Together for Change
Facundo Manes criticized Macri and generated a tremor in Together for Change

Facundo Manes’ criticism of former President Mauricio Macri provoked a crisis also within the Radical Civic Union. After the National Committee in charge of Governor Gerardo Morales criticized the attitude of the neurosurgeon, Maximilian Abbotleader of the Buenos Aires representation, asked that the plurality of ideas be respected.

“The Radical Civic Union of the Province of Buenos Aires works, militates and supports the unit of Together for Change to defeat Kirchnerism. And precisely for this reason, we understand that plurality, debate, sincere discussion and transparency are the path to progress and national development,” Abad said in a statement that bears the signatures of other authorities of the centenary party such as Manuel Cisneros, Carlso Fernandez and Daniel Bruna.

To understand the origin of the conflict, we must go back to Sunday, when Manes criticized Macri in harsh terms in a report that he gave to the journalist Luis Majul in LN+. The national deputy assured that the former head of state practiced “institutional populism” during his time at the Casa Rosada. He also accused him of spying on members of the opposition coalition.

The interview lasted just over 10 minutes and Manes launched a series of verbal darts against Macri that he was not used to doing in public. In private he has always been highly critical of the former president, but until then, he preferred to keep a more “moderate” record in his public appearances.

The statements of the creator of the Institute of Cognitive Neurology provoked a chain reaction of members of the PRO and the rest of the parties of Together for Change. He touched a fiber that exasperated the spirits.

Cristian Ritondo, one of the leaders who defended the former president
Cristian Ritondo, one of the leaders who defended the former president

A few minutes later, from the Halcón sector of the PRO, they went to the intersection. “Manes who did you eat?”, he questioned Dario Grandson, Buenos Aires legislator and trusted man of the former president of Boca Juniors. “Macri put together a party from nothing and in 15 years he won the City, the Nation, he was the only one capable of stopping Kirchnerism and changed Argentina forever,” Nieto defended him.

Another who picked up the gauntlet on that line was Silvia Lospennato, national deputy. “I am proud of the government of President Macri. We showed that there is another way and that JvC needs a lot more strength to make those changes. Since 2017, in each election, Argentines are giving us that strength in Congress. It is JxC 2023 who does not like it to continue its course, ”said the legislator.

In this axis, the president of the yellow block in the Chamber of Deputies also joined, Christian Ritondo. “He created the PRO, founded Together for Change and cut years of populism. Mauricio Macri vindicated the value of effort, achieved a cultural change and transformed the way of doing politics. Kirchnerism has nothing. Respect and admiration”extolled the former Minister of Security of Buenos Aires.

Close to Macri they chose not to enter into rispidities. “Mauricio continues to focus on touring the country, strengthening local leaders and working on the plan and the teams. He’s not going to get into a fight with Manes,” he told Infobae a trusted leader of the founder of the PRO. The intention is to stand out so as not to “raise the price”.

Without mentioning it, the National Committee of the UCR distanced itself from the sayings of deputy Facundo Manes against former president Mauricio Macri
Without mentioning it, the National Committee of the UCR distanced itself from the sayings of deputy Facundo Manes against former president Mauricio Macri

This morning, the National Committee of radicalism itself distanced itself from Manes’s sayings and pointed against the expressions that “harm” Together for Change.

Caring among all for the hope that Together for Change built”, says the title of the statement and ratifies: “The National Committee of the Radical Civic Union works daily to strengthen Together for Change, which is the only tool to end this cycle of Kirchnerism that led to more inflation, more poverty and more institutional degradation.

After this, the Buenos Aires UCR, an ally of Manes and one of the architects of his presidential project, issued its own statement to distance itself from the National Committee and Morales, and support the neurosurgeon.

Full text of the statement:

Respect plurality to build a better Together for change

Together for Change is a political construction that aims to change what we see wrong. Expressing positions clearly, debating and not speculating is what Argentines expect of us.

The strategic value of the unity of this coalition does not mean uniformity, nor complacency, nor silence. It means walking towards a common goal, towards a collective project that is above our differences. If things were done wrong, we must correct them.

Any attempt at uniformity damages the construction of a collective and democratic project. We are going to build hope and the new majority if we are able to offer society a political project that will take us out of backwardness, decadence and the impossible. It is not a problem of styles, it is a question of public policies.

The Radical Civic Union of the Province of Buenos Aires works, militates and supports the unit of Together for Change to defeat Kirchnerism. And precisely for this reason, we understand that plurality, debate, sincere discussion and transparency are the path to progress and national development.

Keep reading:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button