December 10, 2013
Larreta says 'people vote for change,' leaves door open for Macri's 2015 presidential bid
A few minutes after the close of polls, Buenos Aires City cabinet chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta addressed the media to say that a political “change starts today in Argentina.” When asked about Mauricio Macri’s presidential expectations, the PRO official did not reject a possible launching of a 2015 electoral bid.
“We are very optimistic about this process of change. We are confident because we have been receiving people’s support. Today’s step consolidates us as a national alternative,” Horacio Rodríguez Larreta told reporters at the headquarters of the PRO party in Buenos Aires City.
The cabinet chief was asked about Mayor Mauricio Macri and his running ambitions for 2015, when Argentines will elect a new president. Rumours have surfaced over the past weeks that the PRO chief might be launching his presidential candidacy tonight once results of the legislative elections are made public.
“Let’s wait for Mauricio (Macri) to speak. He has been saying that we have been building a national alternative (to the ruling Victory Front party led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner),” Larreta insisted and assured “people are voting for change.”