July 23, 2014
Scioli to Macri: 'Who asked you to be my co-pilot?'
After BA City mayor Mauricio Macri dismissed the possibility of an alliance with Buenos Aires Province governor Daniel Scioli, the former motor boat driver ironically said he never asked him to be his co-pilot. The governor rejected any alliance with Macri’s PRO Party, saying that sort of strategy “would never go forward”.
“You call me to tell me you refuse to be my co-pilot, excuse me but who oferred you to be my co-pilot in the first place?,” former motor boat competition driver Scioli said, referring to Macri’s previous remarks rejecting an alliance with the governor for next year’s elections.
Scioli pointed out his political differences with Macri. “He says he wants to change everything. [While] I hear what people say. There are policies and ways that need to be continued and there are some changes to be made as well,” the governor said in an interview with La Red Radio.
Macri had bluntly rejected the possibility of a political alliance with the governor accusing Scioli and Renewal Front’s Sergio Massa of being “a mere facewash”, of “changing some names so that the same group of people remain in office”.
Meanwhile, BA City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, said today that PRO is not looking for alliances.”We are convinced that we will go to second round [in 2015 presidential election] with no need for alliances,” he said.
Rodríguez Larreta said the party is “open to dialogue” but stressed that bulding political alliance is not a priority.