The former president and the head of the PRO also fed the idea of a STEP to define candidates in the opposition.
At the presentation of his book in Mar del Plata, the former president Mauricio Macri advanced about the electoral year: “I will always be there” Although he did not anticipate whether he will be a candidate, he moves as an articulator of the opposition and in that role he received the head of the PRO, Patricia Bullrich -pre-candidate for president of Together for Change-, with whom he strongly criticized the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa.
The former Minister of Security traveled to Villa La Angostura, Neuquén, where Macri is on vacation. They had lunch with their partners, Juliana Awada and Guillermo Yanco. In the opposition they treated the meeting as a summit of the hard wing of Together for Change.
“We had a very in-depth meeting with Mauricio Macri, which allowed us to work on the change and courage that the country needs,” Bullrich explained as he left the meeting at the former president’s house in Cumelén country.
The PRO president assured that together with Macri they talked about the country’s economy and launched a strong criticism of minister Sergio Massa: “We are going to face Massa’s traps and explain the bomb that is brewing in the economy.”
They also referred to the presidential elections and the possibility of using the primaries to define the candidates. Today the PRO has at least two, Bullrich and the head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta. In addition, several radicals are noted, such as the governor of Jujuy and president of the UCR, Gerardo Morales, or the radical neuroscientist Facundo Manes, among others.
“Our commitment is that the Argentines choose in the PASO the candidate who will represent Together for Change,” Bullrich concluded at the meeting. Speculation within the opposition is that if Patricia Bullrich competes, Mauricio Macri will not, but it will only be known at the end of June when the lists close.
Before lunch, both Macri and Bullrich celebrated the fact that the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, did not come to Argentina for the Celac summit. “Maduro was afraid. He realized that something is changing in Argentina,” said Macri from Patagonia.
“Democracy won! We stopped Maduro’s drug trafficker and he will not come to Argentina. I celebrate how thousands of Venezuelans, who had to emigrate to our homeland expelled for socialist delirium, avoided the offense of seeing the government receive this dictator with honors Bullrich posted.
Macri participated in a PRO forum in Bariloche
After the double talk in Mar del Plata, former President Mauricio Macri appeared in public again this Saturday. He headed the First Federal Forum of PRO Legislators in Bariloche, where he shared a panel with the former Secretary of National Security, Eugenio Burzaco, who moved to the city and could be a candidate for mayor in the September local elections.
Macri called for “leadership and commitment, but above all an inalienable conviction in change.” “Unity is important, but the most important thing, what we cannot negotiate is change, because that is the way for our children and our grandchildren to live in a better country,” said the former president at the meeting at the Inacayal hotel in Bariloche.
In Patagonia, the former president pointed out to the provincial leaders: “Argentina has enormous potential that must be released. Many governors are part of the problem, because they do not allow their provinces to develop and for us to have a federal country.”
“Here there is no dispute between the Capital and the provinces, as this government of liars wants to do to us. The real discussion is between those who work to generate wealth and those who appropriate it,” concluded Macri.