In an official act yesterday, A New Alternative’s Sergio Massa once again refused to endorse one of the two remaining presidential candidates, calling voters to vote as they saw best instead. Which is nice. But then a few hours later, he appeared on Canal 13 and unequivocally stated that he doesn’t want Victory Front (FpV) candidate Daniel Scioli to win.
So… this is basically an implicit endorsement of Cambiemos candidate Mauricio Macri.
Speaking from the Hilton Hotel in Puerto Madero, Massa sat beside his ex-candidate for vice-president, Gustavo Sáenz, and Córdoba Governor José Manuel de la Sota, and assured the assembled journalists that:
“Every Argentine is in charge of their own vote.”
He went on, “Between change and continuity, change has already won… But we have to make intelligent change so that we don’t relapse or create imbalances.” These vague remarks were matched by De la Sota’s equally equivocal comment, “We don’t want things to remain as they are, nor do we want things to change entirely.”
Massa concluded (oh so usefully) that voting should be, “A thing of the people.”
All vagueness was left aside, however, when a few hours later he said on Canal 13:
“I don’t want Scioli to win.”
Pretty blatant who he’s backing, huh?
De la Sota also told Radio 10 that Macri cannot offer “any kid of guarantee” to UNA voters.