Sabbatella: “The province is clearly not going backwards”
September 12, 2011
In dialogue with Daniel Tognetti, the candidate for governor of the Province if Buenos Aires of Nuevo Encuetro, Martin Sabbatella, said that “the proposals that invited to turn back, to return to the past, were not accepted.”
The congressman said that the result obtained by Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner “surprised us all. I did not expect such a difference. I also have to say that it was palpable, that deep support, that recognition. But to see it in the urn, all together, obviously surprise us and excite us”.
On his national position, said: “We’re not in the Frente para la Victoria. In national parliamentarians, we have an agreement, but we keep our identity, our profile. We are the Nuevo Encuentro and from there we call to vote for Cristina.”
Meanwhile, he directed comments to the parties competing in the province. “I think the proposals that invited to turn back, to return to the past, were not accepted. [Francisco] De Narvaez had half the votes of 2009, [Margarita] Stolbizer almost a quarter.”
The comment about the deputy caught the attention of the speaker, who asked if her proposal was a step backwards. “I think she is deeply mistaken, beyond what she personally thinks, I think she belongs to a political strategy that, given the reality of Argentina, is on the right wing of what we are experiencing. They got trapped in the opponent arch, the Group A, that, with more or less commitment, represents corporate interests,” the former mayor of Moron said.
Meanwhile, when asked “Do you put [Governor Daniel] Scioli as a proposal to move forward?” Sabbatella replied: “No, but not going back either”, adding: “I think there is a debate for the future that is how to make the province more in tune with the national debates. Scioli adapts to the winds that blow, while Cristina blows, it is fine. The province is clearly not going backwards.”