From internal tension over the PASO to pragmatism: the Government focuses on turning the election around

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“Treat”. That seems to be the buzzword in the Government, in Kirchnerism or in Peronism. What is it about? Of trying to turn the result around. Or try to narrow the differences, especially in the province of Buenos Aires. And of trying to lose as few senators as possible so that the vice president Cristina Kirchner keep control of the Upper House.

A priori and with the poor results of the PASO on September 12, it seems to be a difficult task, although in Argentina there is nothing defined, especially in politics.

For now, the ruling party began to put all the cards it has on the table, after the changes in the cabinet and the crisis unleashed by Alberto Fernández and his Vice. From the increase in social spending to the house-to-house request for votes, as the President, his all-terrain chief of staff, has already demonstrated. Juan Manzur and the Buenos Aires governor Axel Kicillof.

In between, the reunion and public reconciliation and Forced by reality? of Alberto and Cristina, trying to bury the “war of the Roses” version 2021.

Manzur, the one chosen to turn history around

Juan Manzur took charge of the electoral campaign today. A difficult drink to digest for Kirchnerism that always saw in the governor of Tucumán on leave, the representative of a way of doing politics with which it does not share.

With Manzur, the ruling party changed its motto and went from “in Peronism it was always garchó” to “God help us.” A whole mystical evolution.

The problem is whether all this will be enough to turn an election around. The numbers of the economy do not help and the gestures of politics less.

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Now in the Casa Rosada they cling to the effects of a unimagined opening of quarantine, where everything is allowed. Until the return of the public to the soccer fields and the return of international tourism. Not to mention the cinemas, theaters, shopping malls and restaurants operating as in the prepandemic.

And they are also looking for the support of the entire apparatus that always functioned under the umbrella of Peronism. Governors, legislators, mayors and even the CGT. Everything serves Alberto and Cristina to add votes. Although they have to mix with La Cámpora.

If it will work? God only knows. The same God that Manzur asked for help.

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