June 19, 2013
Capitanich to seek re-election in Chaco, dismisses vice-presidency
During a press conference hosted by the Government House in Chaco this morning, the provincial governor ratified his promise to go up for re-election in the province supporting the Chaco Deserves More Front (Frente Chaco Merece Más, in Spanish).
“It had never been on my personal agenda” to be vice-president, confirmed Capitanich, who last night met with the head of State at the Olivos presidential residence, which had fueled speculations over the possibility of him becoming a candidate for vice-president. Furthermor, he said, “there was no formal proposal” to integrate him into officialism’s presidential picture, a Chaco newspaper informed.
The governor clarified his meeting with Fernández de Kirchner was “excellent”, and admitted that the President had his complete “political support.”
Fernandez de Kirchner, who has a wide lead over opposition rivals in opinion polls, has until Saturday to register candidates, including her running mate.
Other figures tipped as potential vice presidents include Media Secretary Juan Manuel Abal Medina, Economy Minister Amado Boudou and Entre Rios provincial governor Sergio Urribarri.