Alfredo Cornejo believes in the investigations that anticipate a defeat for Mauricio Macri in a vote against Cristina Kirchner. He repeated it in a troubled tone at dinner this Wednesday in a fish restaurant in the district of Monserrat in Buenos Aires, while trying to justify the bombing he had thrown hours earlier and the resurrected tensions in Cambiemos: that the president could not be a candidate in October.
"The intention is not to weaken it, on the contrary, we must help the government to become stronger in the election, so we can lose", the president of the UCR's national committee explained to the rest of the party photographers he called to plan the national convention on Monday 27 in Parque Norte.
Enrique "Coti" Nosiglia opens the door to Plaza Mayo, while Mario Negri is already about to say goodbye to the radical meeting quoted by the party leader on Wednesday night and ended at dawn on Thursday. Photo Rolando Andrade
The terrain operator Enrique "Coti" Nosiglia nodded – as it is today the largest internal union of the governor of Mendoza, while the former minister without portfolio Ernesto Sanz; Governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales; Lieutenant Governor Daniel Salvador; party secretary José Cano; Senators Luis Naidenoff and Angel Rozas, and Deputy Mario Negri they changed silent moments. Spotting did not take long to go so far as to confirm the same afternoon, in a public interview before businessmen, that Macri could not be a candidate, how good can María Eugenia Vidal or anyone else replace it and that if they add the federal PJ Cambiemo's change (worthy of redundancy) by name.
Alfredo Cornejo retires for the radical summit of a Spanish restaurant in the city of Buenos Aires, next to the Mendoza official and his right hand, "Peti" Lobardi. Photo: Rolando Andrade
Diplomatic – the closest group to the Chief of Staff, Marcos Peña – took the lead in that proposal. Tucumano's deputy believes that Cornejo has been cautious. To the surprise of other diners, even Chaqueño Rozas – of the most critical of the government's leadership – recalled the Angeloz case, which of so many claims to Raúl Alfonsín when he was a candidate to succeed him, he finally weakened the leadership in 1989.
Between garlic and prawns with garlic, Cornejo reviewed four points which he plans to raise from the leadership of the National Committee to 347 conventional that must define if UCR stays in Change.
# The expansion of the coalition with the entrance to Republican peronistic sectors.
# Enables PASO to define the presidential formula.
# Programmatic agreement signed by all elected coalition parties, based on a project of economic growth and development.
# Commitment to a greater participation of radicalism in a possible future government of the election coalition that follows.
According to picked up bugle from several participants in the summit, to the desserts a principle of coincidence with the proposal was reached. With the exception that the majority considered the first point – the election agreement with federal peronists as Roberto Lavagna or Sergio Massa– It would be impossible to follow. If that is the case, We would confirm the continuity of Cambiemos, though under certain conditions.
It returned to UCR's first league, Ernesto Sanz, retiring in the early hours on Thursday of the dinner of supporters in Plaza Mayor. Photo: Rolando Andrade.
Therefore, the other was discussed. It would be the discussion axis at the table of Cambiemos, they imagined several. But before giving the fight, radicalism would be an internal debate on the convenience of presenting its own formula to compete in the primates against Macri.
"The only one who could include other sectors or include your own who feels undamaged would be Martin Lousteau", a lawyer from the north, including the former Kirchner Economy Minister and Assistant to Radical Evolution, said. it was not pronounced about his choice. but the ball is by car by its side. Although it is known that Cornejo still retains in a mystery his own tensions, to be a candidate for president or vice president in October.
The interior minister himself, Rogelio Frigerio, revealed on Wednesday night in a television interview that macrismo is analyzing the possibility of giving the UCR the pleasure of enabling the primaries in Cambiemos so that Macri competes with another candidate for concluding that this strengthens the options in October.
The auction of the proposal that the referees are trying to introduce into the Convention, via their delegates, is that the party congress leaves it in the hands of a commission of notables (Cornejo, Morales, Nosiglia and some other) negotiations with PRO and grants mandate to the National CommitteeI stop delimiting the party position before June 12 expires registration of election alliances.
In the legal guidelines for this proposal, the legal representative of radicalism works hard, Mariano Genovesi, who had already formulated the resolutions in the Gualeguaychuk conventions in 2015 and La Plata in 2017, approving the agreements with Macrismo and the civil coalition.
Even with their differences on how to stand up to the government, the group agreed to slow down the precarious sector they lead Ricardo Alfonsín and Federico Storani, who would be in a minority in the convention to insist on his proposal to agree with the progressive pole (socialism and the gene) and to run in the presidential election for Lavagna,
But at Buenos Aires UCR the idea is to present a counterparty to the Convention which was previously negotiated with Lavagna so that it would be feasible to occur in a primary against the candidate of Cambiemos. "It may be Macri or Vidal," lE said these sources to Clarin in a suggestive tone. This sector is close to Nosiglia and Lousteau.
There was a table with self-criticism of the party division in Cordoba that it cost Negri and Ramón Mestre crushing defeat against Juan Schiaretti to go to separate. And a pin for Rosa to have encouraged that fracture. The only protagonist, Negri, preferred not to enter the debate with the wounds in the provincial RCU still fresh.
2am on Thursday lThe UCR leaders said goodbye and at that time there was not a drop of Malbec left in their cups.