December 5, 2013
Tigre leader talks to veteran diva Mirtha LegrandMonday, August 19, 2013
Sergio Massa declines 2015 presidential speculation
Tigre Mayor Sergio Massa says that high crime rates in Buenos Aires province can all be tied back to one person — Kirchnerite Governor Daniel Scioli.
“Provincial governments are responsible for crime in the province,” said the Renewal Front leader, who won the August 11 primaries in the district with some 35 percent of the votes.
Yesterday, Massa appeared in the TV show headed by local television star Mirtha Legrand. When the host questioned him about crime rates, the local leader said that though his district invests in police equipment and security cameras, the provincial government has the main responsibility of combating the scourge that voters regularly state as their top concern.
Massa and her wife sat at Legrand’s table along with actor Pedro Alfonso, choreographer Aníbal Pachano and model Patricia “Coki” Ramírez.
Too soon for 2015
After lunch, Legrand asked Massa if he was going to be president. The Tigre mayor skirted the issue, but he said it was too soon to even think about the issue.
“To talk about 2015 is to insult voters,” Massa said. “We are now facing an October election where many things will be decided.”
The Renewal Front candidate did not waste the opportunity to publicize his campaign proposals and ask that the national government “raise the minimum income tax floor.”
The host asked him whether he listened to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner speech the night of the election.
“I couldn’t listen to her because after I spoke (that night) I started talking to journalists,” Massa said. “I wasn’t able to watch.”
Notably, Massa took part in Legrand’s show without sharing the famous lunch table with other politicians.
During her first programme of the season, Legrand said she would have liked both Massa and Kirchnerite candidate Martín Insaurralde to be present — but neither one of them showed up.
Herald with DyN