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Calls for Massa-Macri ticket

Dissident Peronist leader Ramón Puerta yesterday said he would work to bring Renewal Front head Sergio Massa and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri together for a joint ticket for the 2015 elections.

Puerta, a former Misiones province governor that ended his term as national lawmaker last December 10, said his aim was that the Renewal Front and the PRO party “join forces” in order to have greater chances to rule the country following the next presidentials.

“Is hard to find someone who does not celebrate a presidential bid by Sergio (Massa),” Puerta said.

“If reminds me of that phenomenon of the La Rioja leader with sideburns,” he said, referring to former president Carlos Menem, who ruled the country from 1989 to 1999.

He admitted, however, he did not speak about it with Macri.

Puerta — who is a friend of the City mayor — says the PRO leader “is the only true opponent” of the Kirchnerite government and said it was necessary “to join both of them” in a potential single ticket to run the country in two years’ time.

“We have two years ahead to work on this,” the Misiones leader stressed.

“Luckily, I’m friends with both of them.”

Puerta also attacked Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli, who had also expressed his desired to run for president.

“He had the same chances as Massa, but he lost way and due to his lack of character he ended up being part of Kirchnerism,” the former governor said.

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