With an event at the Tucumán racetrack and the presence of 13 governors, Sergio Massa relaunched the campaign for the October elections today. Among them were Axel Kicillof (Buenos Aires), Raúl Jalil (Catamarca), Ricardo Quintela (La Rioja), Alicia Kirchner (Santa Cruz), Gildo Insfrán (Formosa), Sergio Ziliotto (La Pampa), Gustavo Bordet (Entre Ríos), Gerardo Zamora (Santiago del Estero), Gustavo Sáenz (Salta), Oscar Herrera Ahuad (Misiones), Sergio Uñac (San Juan) and Alberto Rodríguez Saá (San Luis).
He was also accompanied on stage by the CGT leadership, Roberto Baradel, and by the deputy Máximo Kirchner, who reappeared after long weeks of silence. The photo is what the Unión por la Patria candidate was looking for, with all the Peronism behind his candidacy as the main message for the general elections.
Juan Manzur was the host of the event, organizer of the event and in charge of guaranteeing the presence of mayors, legislators, councilors, deputies, senators, union leaders and social movements. He was also the one who opened the meeting before Massa’s speech, but his main contribution was to build that photo that the candidate minister so desired.
One of the presences that stood out the most were the different union delegations, such as UPCN and La Bancaria. Sergio Palazzobanking leader and deputy who In recent weeks he was involved in the scandalous vote on the Rental Law since his absence and that of 12 other pro-government deputies ended allowing the modification promoted by Together for Change.
Other union leaders who were present were Héctor Daer, Pablo Moyano and Roberto Baradel, who in the last 48 hours tried to boycott openly alongside the Celestial List that leads the Buenos Aires teaching strike convened by the Multicolor sectionals, minorities and congressmen that had a resounding support.
During his speech, Massa insisted that he will be “the president who gives workers back the dignity of discussing and achieving their best income.” A striking statement, to say the least, seeing how salaries have deteriorated since the Ministry of Economy took office, as a result of the ruinous consequences of the agreement with the IMF that it has been in charge of negotiating, such as the tax cut, uncontrolled inflation and the imposed devaluation. August 14.
In addition, he referred to the program proposed by both Together for Change and Milei and sought to leave an optimistic message for October 22, assuring “that the worst is over, that a new time is coming, that a new government is coming“. The phrase seeks to separate itself from the image left by the Government of the Frente de Todos, a message that he emphasized on more than one occasion when he stressed that it was necessary to “apologize to those Argentines who voted for the Frente de Todos in 2019 and feel disappointed. “.
Finally, he left a message not only to the outside world but also to the governors who accompanied him from the stage, stating that it was necessary to call for “a new federal pact, with more resources for the provinces.” On the one hand, it seeks to confront outwardly the idea proposed by Milei of cutting off discretionary transfers, but on the other, it seeks to organize its own troops in the face of the general elections and reverse the attitude that many governors took in the PASO of not getting involved in the election, a product of the massive split that occurred to separate themselves from the bad results of the national government.