After months of repeating that his way of marketdriven austerity was the only way forward, President Mauricio Macri and his government have now resorted to the short-term, heterodox economic patchwork fixes it has often decried as populist flimflam. Why?
Current (if disputed) Justicialist Party chairman José Luis Gioja kept a firm grip on the Lower House deputies during his three terms as San Juan governor between 2003 and 2015 but today only Daniela Castro remains with him in the Victory Front caucus.
Current political analysis is making it very clear what the electorate does not want – perhaps it is time to start spelling out what it does want, both within and beyond the definitions of the electoral alternatives.
Jujuy has a historic claim to uniqueness in being the only Argentine province not belonging to either the original 13 United Provinces of the River Plate in 1810 or to the clusters of northern and Patagonian territories promoted in 1955 – it formally separated from Salta in 1834.
The national representation consists of three senators (José Mayans and María González for the Victory Front and Radical Luis Naidenoff) and five deputies (Luis Basterra, Ramiro Fernández Patri and Inés Beatriz ‘Betty’Lotto for the Victory Front against the Radicals Mario Arce and Martín Hernández).
All the main protagonists in a three-cornered gubernatorial race (which will not necessarily translate into a 30/30/30 result) are committed to the continuity of Vaca Muerta fracking but it is also necessary to read between the lines.