May 24, 2013
De la Sota states opposition credentials
Córdoba Governor José Manuel de la Sota took a further step towards consolidating himself as a serious opposition candidate for presidential elections in 2015 by stating that “although we have seen Menemism, Duhaldism and now we see Kirchnerism, what always remains is Peronism.”
In a radio interview, De la Sota criticized the national government for not establishing political “dialogue” with those who “think differently.”
“Kirchnerism tried to build a transversal movement, but whenever it has been in trouble, it has been Peronism that has ensured that the continuity and stability of the government,” said De la Sota, thus becoming the first Peronist governor to openly criticize the government.
“For the past six months I have sought dialogue with the government, and regrettably with no success, which is why I had to turn to the Supreme Court,” said the governor in reference to his claim that the government owes Córdoba a debt related to the pension system.
“I received no answer to my requests, apart from through an advert shown in between matches on national TV... I like to watch the highlights during halftime, not propaganda,” said De la Sota.
“I was a friend of (former later president) Néstor Kirchner, a friend with differences, but with respect. I am nobody’s enemy, neither of (Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri’s) PRO party, nor the Radicals, nor the Kirchnerites, nor the Socialists. One has to respect those who think differently — we can’t all expect to think the same,” he said. — Herald with DyN