Elections 2023. Students, women, workers and workers make up the lists of the left in Jujuy
From the Left Front and Workers Unity (FITU), Socialist Workers Party (PTS), the official list for these elections on Sunday May 7, made up of workers from the region, was presented. The main references are: Alejandro Vilca, current national deputy, who is a candidate for governor of the province of Jujuy, Gastón Remy, current city councilor, is a candidate for mayor and Natalia Morales, candidate for constituent, who would head the list.
Unlike the lists of the different fronts, such as Cambia Jujuy and the Frente de Todos, where their candidates are part of the political caste, who have been bolted to an armchair for 30 years for their own benefit and the benefit of big capital , the list of the Left Unity Front is made up of women, youth, teachers, workers and workers from different sectors such as rural, health, fairgrounds, manteras, precarious, etc., realizing that the workers, together with the students , they make politics to end a rich province, with poor workers.
The collection worker Alejandro Vilca, current national deputy for the PTS FIT, heads the candidacy for governor of the province of Jujuy. The nomination has been a ratification of a historic election in 2021, conquered by the working people so that it reaches the National Congress with 25% support from the population of Jujuy. He will be accompanied by the teacher and current MST councilor for Palpalá, Betina Rivero, candidate for lieutenant governor. .
Alejandro Vilca, national deputy and candidate for governor for the province of Jujuy argued that, “It is a responsibility to have obtained 25% and that is proof of the growth that the left had. We want to reach the Legislature, recover that space and be the voice of the workers, who today are silenced through the repression and judicialization of the protest. The left has shown that it has been at the service of all popular demands, with the people of Caspalá, with the miners, educational workers, and health workers, I think they have seen a force that is consistent. We fight for an exit where the workers are the ones who govern and give the province of Jujuy a future. In this sense, the proposal is that people join, it is no longer enough to have anger, we are not going to change this alone, but together. Everything must be turned around so that the majority of us govern and plan this country.”
While the traditional politicians, among them the Jujuy deputies from the UCR and the PJ, voted for an adjustment budget, debt laws with the IMF, cuts to retirees, tariffs and other measures that degrade the life of the popular majorities, in this first year in the National Congress Alejandro Vilca did the opposite. Here a synthesis of the main projects presented by the national deputy and current FITU gubernatorial candidate in Jujuy.
Gastón Remy, candidate for mayor of San Salvador de Jujuy, proposes a comprehensive solution to the problem of urban passenger transport in Jujuy. With a draft ordinance that entered on Monday, April 3, The capital city councilor proposed creating a single state company for urban passenger transport and a monthly subscription.
In turn, Natalia Morales, provincial deputy (MC) who heads the list of candidates for Constituent Conventionalists, argued that Morales “combines a strong hand and demagogy.” in her proposals to reform the provincial constitution that will also affect “the women who confront it”. for Not One Less, and the only response from the government was repressionmisdemeanor causes and even arrests as happened with those who fight for food for their families”.
The candidacy in Palpalá was consolidated, it is that of Julio Mamaní, former worker of Acero Zapla, who won the last election to go for the mayor, current councilor.
They accompany Elías Ortega, as the first candidate for councilor, student and precarious worker, together with the young teacher Romina Senas, Claudia Agüero, who is part of the fight for NiUnaMenos and the student Gabriela Cabana. member of the native community.
Among the main proposals is to “recover Aceros Zapla for the working people, guarantee cheap and quality transportation and wages equal to the cost of the family basket.” Also the creation of “a unique transportation company for Greater Jujuy to put an end to the business of this essential service”.
They are part of the list, members of the 9 de Abril Teaching Association, who come from put up a tough fight with the union bureaucracy, being part of the Morena List that the CEDEMS union, of secondary and tertiary workers, has recovered and have expression throughout the province of Jujuy.
Andres Garcia Member of the Board of Directors of Cedems, and a reference to 9 de Abril, he is a candidate for provincial deputy. Also on the lists are Yesica Chauque, candidate for the first councilor in La Quiaca; Miguel Guzmán, candidate for mayor in Humahuaca; Aurora Cayo, candidate for second councilor in Humahuaca; Abel Arroyo, candidate for mayor in La Esperanza; Natalia López, candidate for first councilor in San Pedro and Romina Senas, candidate for second councilor in Palpalá.
They will be part of the list of candidates for deputies, but also as constituents: Marcelo Romero, Mirta Choque, Héctor “Tita” Correa, Patricia Vásquez, José Quiroga, Efraín Cruz and Rebeca Medrano
The youth is made up mostly of young women, students, university students, they are all part of the movement that has fought for “NiUnaMenos”, for the right to legal, safe and free abortion, and other fights. “We are the generation that came to turn everything around, for our future we know that the way out is to the left and in a united front with the strength of the students, women and workers”.
Keila Zequeiros, student, leader of Pan y Rosas and PTS Youth leads the candidacy for first Councilwoman for San Salvador de Jujuy. They also integrate the lists of student and worker councilors such as Lourdes Condori, Thiago Poma and Melina Doguino.
María García, a 21-year-old student, and Gabriela Cabana, a fairground worker and student, make up the list of candidates for provincial deputies. Finally, Milagros Robledo, Magali Chorolque, and Cintia Vargas, are part of the candidacies for conventional constituents.
Miguel López, teacher and candidate for Mayor, appears in Libertador General San Martín. Miguel analyzed the lists presented in the town of Ramalhos and said: “There are six lists, but there are only two paths, Jayat’s UCR, Gutiérrez’s PJ and the other three lists with their nuances want to maintain an unequal Libertador, with poor workers and a million-dollar company, the left, on the other hand, wants to change course and proposes to reverse priorities, put resources and the economy at the service of the working majority”.
He is accompanied by Luis Guerra, as a candidate for first councilor; Mariana Farfan, Virginia Maita and Verónica del Valle Languidey, the three candidates for councilors, the latter was the mother of a girl a few days ago.
Also, Mariano Soria, candidate for mayor of Fraile Pintado. In addition, José Escobar and Marcos Soria, both rural workers from Yuto, are candidates for constituent conventions; Prado Jorge, social activist, delegate from Torres del Alto, and vendor for Yuto and José Cuellar.
In San Pedro, Silvio “Choper” Egüez, a retired worker from the La Esperanza sugar mill, is running for mayor
They accompany him as candidates for councilors, the university professor Natalia López, together with Cristian Goitia, Teresita del Valle Albarracín, Kevin Roldán and Leticia Guzmán.
As mayor of Perico, Iván Pérez of the Partido Obrero is running.
They accompany Iván as candidates for councilors, Sergio Sánchez, as first councillor. Also, Andrea Martínez, Ubaldo Nieve, tobacco worker and Ivana Gutierrez.
The left is the only party that has a single list, the rest have collectors. Nor is there any type of financing for the provincial election, which makes it very difficult for many parties, neighborhood or worker, to pay for a ballot, today paper is at a dollar price.
The workers’ parties such as the PTS are self-financing, the resources come from all the people who are friends of the party, not only from the militancy and, in addition, the capacity to supervise is achieved in the same way, with the help of the people of Jujuy , women and young people as in the year 2021, where they had more than 1700 prosecutors. The party does not pay for this activity, unlike the rest, being a demonstration that, with convictions, nobody does politics for personal gain, but rather for the working class to stand up and turn the province and the country around in favor of the great majorities.
It is a lung job. In 2021, with the help of all the people, they managed to get Alejandro Vilca, a coya harvest worker, to reach Congress. With the help of all the people, a provincial project can be proposed and, in addition, legislators can be recovered, so that there is a serious opposition force and a provincial project can be fought for.