María Eugenia Vidal recognizes the institutional leadership of Mauricio Macri, but in recent months has deepened her political differences with the president. Vidal considered the mistake of Macri seeking re-election as part of a strong adjustment plan and proposing alternative plans on several occasions to avoid the likely fall of election against the peronism of Buenos Aires. President and Marcos Peña rejected Vidal's suggestions, and after the defeat before Axel Kicillof, political relations between Macri and the governor were again in the crossfire.
Macri knew that Vidal agreed with a mayor of the suburbs – for example February 3, Lanús and Quilmes – election tactics that could complicate his chances in Buenos Aires. It was about hide the image of the president in the campaign and fold the ballot papers so that Macri does not appear on the desks used in the dark rooms. This tactic brought partial benefits: they renewed the mayors of Lanús and Tres de Febrero and lost their colleague from Avellaneda.
The president assumes that this tactic was wrong and that Vidal did not personally defeat the defeat in STEP against Kicillof. Macri says the difference in votes between the defeated governor and the number obtained by the elected governor of All Front, and concludes that he would vote if the conversion strategy in Buenos Aires were different.
The governor has two internal documents that allow her to show that she has conducted a deep campaign throughout the province and that her election result was not a decisive factor explaining why Macri did not vote. "The list managed by Maria Eugenia Vidal and Daniel Salvador increased, estimating 100% of the results checked, 633,785 votes between PASO and general elections", says one of the documents you reached Infobae
And he concludes: "The list headed by Maria Eugenia Vidal and Daniel Salvador increased for the President of the Nation category, estimating the results at 100%, 714.238 votes between PASO and general elections."
In the government, they ensure that the numbers Vidal uses are correct, but they read the results again in the province of Buenos Aires. On the first floor Casa Rosada explain that the governor "He did not give the necessary impetus" in the face of a result that nobody expected.
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"Look what Macri did: put the campaign on his shoulder." That is the difference between a leader and a training project leader.
Hearing Vidal does not mean the characteristics of his loyalty. On the contrary, they value the governor's personal and political ethics. However, at Casa Rosada, they add that Vidal personally suffered a defeat and that instead of seeking intimacy with Macri, he escaped from presidential influence, denied his importance in the campaign, and almost visited 135 provinces alone.
With the result set, Macri analyzed – from his perspective – various factors that favored Fernández's victory. The president took into account the economic situation, unity of peronism and the difference of votes between Vidal and Kicillof. On the other hand, the governor of Buenos Aires does not forget when she demanded the elections, the closing of the collector's agreement with Sergio Massa and forcing the resignation of Nicolas Dujovny, who applied the plan to adapt the International Monetary Fund.
Different views that lead to a political event that is doubtful and raises palace concerns: Fernández adopts the position of president on December 10.