December 5, 2013
Kirchnerites to honour CFKThursday, October 17, 2013
Scioli to be star of Peronist Loyalty Day
In President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s absence, Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli, the most highly regarded of her allied officials, will be the main Kirchnerite speaker for today’s celebration of Peronist Loyalty Day.
The governor will head an event organized by the Peronist party (PJ), which he temporarily heads, accompanied by leading Victory Front (FpV) candidate in the province Martín Insaurralde, while Kirchnerite supporters will flock to Plaza de Mayo for a separate event, with the special incentive of manifesting their support for the president while she remains sidelined from the centre stage of Argentine politics as she recovers from the surgery to remove a blood clot from her head last week
Under the slogan of “Everyone with Cristina,” activists spread the word of today’s demonstration via social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook.
Scioli will have a busy day, heading the PJ act at the Roma Theatre in Avellaneda, moving on to another event at the historic Quinta 17 de Octubre ranch in San Vicente, where Juan Domingo Perón is buried, subsequently attending an institutional event at the University of Quilmes, before finally heading to another Loyalty Day event organized by the Instituto Gestar in the province of Santa Fe.
The idea for the event was reported to have been proposed by Hank Soriano, the leader of Vatayón Militante, a Kirchnerite activist organization that takes convicts to official rallies and ceremonies.
Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli met with Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina at Government House yesterday, with the rally at Plaza de Mayo reportedly among their topics of discussion.
Activists such as picket leader Luis D’Elía also helped to disseminate information and summon people to attend the demonstration of support for the president.
Last year, anti-government CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano led dissident Peronism in celebrating Loyalty Day, making rallying calls to discontent workers and voicing demands toward the the Fernández de Kirchner administration.
The union leader’s prominence has withered significantly since, with breakaway Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa now inarguably leading the dissident Peronist sector.
Moyano has organized a separate event at the CGT’s headquarters on Azopardo 802.
Peronist Loyalty Day commemorates the massive mobilization on October 17, 1945 by supporters of then de facto vice-president Juan Domingo Perón to demand his release following his imprisonment as a reprisal for his pro-worker policies.
— Herald with Télam