Daniel Scioli challenged Cristina Kirchner: “If she decides not to do a STEP, I’ll go the same”
Hours after the end of the act that had Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as the only speaker on the 20th anniversary of the inauguration of Nestor Kirchner to power in 2003, the ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli, challenged the Vice President and ratified his support for the idea that various leaders of the Frente de Todos compete in the primary elections. “If you decide not to do some PASSEDI’m going the same ”, he retorted.
After the head of the Senate ruled out the option of officially presenting a candidate for the first round during his speech on the afternoon of May 25, the ambassador recalled that “there is still a month left”, referring to the closure of the ready. “I feel that she is going to accompany so that the conditions are given so that there is a STEP with a great participation, where the candidacies can be defined and ordered,” he said.
As for the songs of the peronist militancy who received the creator of Unión Ciudadana shouting “Cristina president”, Scioli questioned the personalities when he commented: “It seems to me that the best thing that can happen to our political space is not to depend on the decision of any leader and to submit to the popular will accordingly, so that the people choose what they consider the best”. Likewise, the former deputy stated: “I do not believe that the hypothesis that one wants to go down the path of a single candidate and impose a formula occurs.”
During the interview in which the FdT candidate participated in the program “Truth Consequence”of TNScioli was consulted by the journalist Luciana Geuna about which path she would take, in case the vice president decided that the front should present a single listso he did not hesitate to challenge the authority of the political leader by answering: “Yes, I’m going the same way, because I am convinced and it would be hypocritical not to refer to the fact that there are obviously internal differences, nuances, different styles and that it would be better for me to settle the people”.
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After being questioned about his absence in the May Plaza, Scioli refuted the speculation about a distance with the political figure of Kirchnerism by mentioning: “I was not there because I had this enormous responsibility here in Brasilia in a meeting with Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira, to move forward with this agreement, very important things were signed for the Argentina”. “Cristina’s secretary, Mariano, called me yesterday to invite me especially,” he added, later recounting that he had warned the leader that he would not be able to be present.
On the other hand, the diplomat avoided referring to himself as “Cristina’s favorite candidate” and, on the contrary, expressed: “I feel like the candidate of the workers, of the middle class, of those who undertake, of those who they produce”. He even assured that he is not alone in the electoral path he undertook, after revealing: “There is a silent majority in the Peronist people and I am sorry for the number of calls, the people who want to join, the encouragement, the willingness to participate.”
Then, Scioli recalled the results in the 2015 elections when analyzing that he lost in the runoff against Mauricio Macribecause the Juntos por el Cambio candidate had managed to absorb the votes of the voters who supported the parties that were left out, for which he remarked that “we must have the capacity to integrate the different sectors that participated in the PASO.”
Finally, the pre-candidate for president bet on himself by remarking: “I know very well that I am going to agree with several radicals on what must be done in the country from now on. I have a very open mind to also take ideas from the other candidates and interpret what they are looking for”. In addition, he revealed that “the ordering of the State, optimizing human resources, the infrastructure of the State, a more efficient State are issues that are on my work agenda and that does not mean taking away anyone’s rights.”