Photo: Héctor Rio – La Capital
United to change Santa Fe, the alliance that brought together the former Progressive Front and Cambiemos, managed to maintain the “two thirds” that those two political spaces added when they were separate. Maximiliano Pullaro will be the new governor with the largest difference since the return to democracy in this part with respect to the second candidate. Peronism was punished, as a result of a critical social and economic situation at the national level due to the brutal adjustment applied by the Frente de Todos government at the request of the IMF.
At the provincial level, Perotti not only deepened this adjustment, but was also pointed out by the masses as one of those responsible for the narcocriminal crisis that is plaguing the province and particularly Rosario. Given this, it is important to point out that Pullaro is Patricia Bullrich’s candidate, who proposes an even more brutal adjustment and announces manodurista policies, in addition to having been accused of having proven links with drug trafficking, a fact denounced by his contender in the internal elections. , Carolina Losada.
The Peronist candidate, Marcelo Lewandowski, received a tough defeat, being doubled by Pullaro’s votes. Lewandowski’s campaign expressed the crisis of Peronism, where each candidate campaigned for himself, separating himself from the others. The other great loser was Omar Perotti, who despite the fact that he used the state apparatus to campaign on his own behalf, lost in the category of deputies to Clara García, the leader of Socialism.
The city of Rosario was the scene of a virtual ballot. Pablo Javkin won over Juan Monteverde in a very close election. Despite leading a very worn-out administration and in the context of growing urban and drug-criminal violence, the radical mayor achieved re-election. For this election, Ciudad Futura, which since 2015 had maintained a discourse of independence from traditional parties, joined Together to Change Santa Fe, the front that brings together Peronism. Although Monteverde’s election expressed discontent with Javkin’s government, he paid the cost of belonging to the political force that nationally and provincially has been promoting adjustment, something that Javkin himself had the luxury of reproaching him in the debate. television.
Important election of the Left Front – Unity
In the context of a bad election for Peronism, Carla Deiana obtained 4.26% in the Governor category. Gabriela Meglio, also from the PO, obtained 8.54% in the category of senator of the Rosario department. In the town of Villa Constitución Fabricio Rodriguez obtained 3% of the votes as a candidate for mayor and Sofía Zapata 3.15% in the councilor category, both categories led by the PTS. In the industrial belt north of Rosario, Flor Suárez of the PTS obtained 4.42% in Fray Luis Beltrán, Silvia Remondino obtained 4.6% in San Lorenzo, Pamela Ojeda 3% in Baigorria and Claudio Citara 2.7% in Captain Bermúdez, the latter from the PO.
It is an important point of support to fight for a strong election in October, where the left with Myriam Bregman and Nico del Caño at the head of the presidential formula, and with Octavio Crivaro on the list of deputies, has an important challenge to consolidate itself as an alternative for workers, women and youth.