December 10, 2013
For Capitanich, presidential bids start only in 2015
As opposition leaders already start talking about 2015 presidential bids only a day after Argentineans held legislative elections, Kirchnerite governor of the Chaco province questioned “those who catapult themselves to a national post” seeking to wear “the presidential lash that media groups put them on.”
Securing a 61.4 percent crushing triumph for the Victory Front yesterday in the Chaco province, Jorge Capitanich considered Sunday’s results show a “structural vote that consolidates, supporting what the government has been doing and a new agenda of the society that the opposition expresses.” Just like the rest of Victory Front leaders, the governor pointed out the ruling party managed to hold control of both houses of Congress strengthening its position as “the first political force nationwide.”
Asked about the presidential run, Capitanich said such scenario can only be thought about “in 2015.” “My vision is that in the PASO primaries we will have not less that 17-21 formulas that will emerge from 7 parties or electoral alliances with none of them winning in a first round,” Chaco’s leader said as he forecasted an “intense and deep discussion” within the Victory Front to settle candidacies in the primaries stage.
In that sense, Jorge Capitanich questioned opposition leaders who have already announced their decision to run for president in 2015. “Media groups want to put the presidential lash on them and present someone who has great capacity for street lighting, sweeping and cleaning with great statistics,” he assured adding a deeper debate is missing. “I am talking about those who want to catapult themselves from a municipal post to a national post,” the Chaco province governor said.
Yesterday, with first results trends, Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri announced his presidential bid for 2015 while the Mayor of the Buenos Aires province locality of Tigre and head of the Renewal Front Sergio Massa stated votes "obliged him to go around Argentina."