December 12, 2013
'Carrió has turned right to survive politically,' Cabandié says
UNEN candidate Elisa Carrió "has turned to right" in order to "survive" in politics, Kirchnerite parliamentary candidate Juan Cabandié said and accused the opposition leader of "speculation."
“In the case of (Elisa) Carrió, speculating rather than convictions and principles comes first. She has turned right in order to find a place where she can politically survive and has gathered together a sector that believes in her,” the still Buenos Aires City legislator told reporters following this week’s televised debate when he faced Carrió and Pro candidate Sergio Bergman ahead of October 27 run.
During the TV program, Carrió criticized human rights organizations Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo that have come to play a significant role in politics over the Kirchnerism’s 10-year rule.
“I never imagined she would come up questioning the Grandmothers’ search. It was disrespectful, unwise and offensive,” Cabandié insisted defending the action that the group led by Estela de Carlotto has carried out over the past 35 years looking for the sons and daughters of those who were kidnapped by the security forces during Argentina’s 1976-1983 civil-military dictatorship. Those are the grandchildren of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo and they have recovered more than 100. Juan Cabandié is one of them.
For the Victory Front candidate, Elisa Carrió has been "pushed in media by the Clarín group," the government’s leading media critic. Then he accused the UNEN coalition member of “turning to right” when “many of the things” she called for in 2003 were then carried out by ex president and late husband of Cristina Fernández, Néstor Kirchner.
“I don’t beleive in her denounces and I don’t think she beleives her denouunces have a connection with reality,” Cabandié affirmed.