December 5, 2013
Without recovering CFK, Victory Front closes Buenos Aires campaign
By Damian Pachter
Thousands of people gathered in the Eva Peron Park to hear the actual Mayor of Lomas de Zamora and Victory Front first candidate for the Lower House, Martín Insaurralde in the closing event of his campaign for the upcoming legislative elections on Sunday.
While President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner continued her recovery in Olivos, far from the camapaign trail, following surgery to remove a subdural haematoma, Buenos Aires Governor, Daniel Scioli was the man entrusted with introducing Insaurralde before the people.
"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Martín these last 40 days and I can see he's an honest, humble and sensitive guy", the provincial chief announced before the crowds inside the micro stadium. They had been waiting since 6 pm, chanting the Peronist March and cheering.
When the lead candidate made his way onstage, he was received with hundreds of waving flags and confetti was thrown into the air.
After reciting the national anthem along with the crowd, Insaurralde started the speech that would put an end to the Victory Front campaign.
"I am convinced that everything will be better", he asserted, and proceeded to review the Government's achievements, including the universal support for children, and to defend the Fernández de Kirchner administration's actions to stimulate local industry.
"Next Sunday we have to vote so that no-one will be left without a job. We can´t speak about the future without mentioning the security issue", he affirmed.
Local resident Rosa Pianteri, is a cooperativist who supports Insaurralde, and when the rally finished she told the Herald.com: "I support Martin. Nobody did what he has done in 'Lomas'. The previous Mayor didn’t do anything. Before, in front of my house I had a park full with drug addicts, but when he arrived, he renewed everything and now kids can play there", she ilustrated.
Walter Cruz is a 52 year old who owns a software company, and while holding his wife hand, he assured that "Insaurralde is the continuity of Cristina's project".
Regarding the inflation, he was confident that "Cristina will take steps on that matter, but it won´t be through cutbacks like others suggested".