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“Emotional instability”: the difficult intersection between Patricia Bullrich and Javier Milei | The fight for the right-wing vote

After the presidential debate, Patricia Bullrich and Javier Milei recalculated their campaign strategy and redirected their guns to compete among themselves for the most concentrated vote on the right side and get the most left’ y decision sectors of the universe. In the last hours they are not looking for mediators and protagonists of media exchanges with accusations, insults and ridicule.

“Until recently Javier Milei spoke well of me. I don’t know what happened to him,” the Together for Change candidate asked himself through his social networks. This is part of the violent response of the head of La Libertad Avanza (LLA), who a few hours ago accused him again of being a “bomb thrower.”

Milei not only questioned him about his past with the organization he called “terrorist” but also accused him of “planting bombs in kindergartens.”

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Although the truth has never been proven, the data is an echo of a series of accusations that his running mate, the denier Victoria Villaruel, often deploys when talking about the decade ’70s. In fact, that information was never used by Milei when he courted the PRO led by the former Minister of Security to join Together for Change.

“Emotional instability”

Bullrich immediately came out to distance himself from that fact and shamed his opponent for telling “lies and slanders,” and for “issuing judgments and false accusations” about him. . Then, he did not stay there and doubled the fire.

He accused Milei of suffering from “emotional instability” and “designing her program and proposals” in that state. The remarkable thing is that he has criticized one by one the initiatives of the campaign that he himself defended and even took his platform.

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“From this (emotional) instability arise projects that harm Argentines or are simply unsustainable, such as dollarization, the free transfer of weapons or the privatization of public education.”

What is known is that just a month ago Bullrich advocated dollarization. He and his economics teacher Carlos Melconián did this when they proposed the adoption of a “bimonetary system,” where “the peso and the dollar coexist,” as they said.

He also criticized the idea of ​​allowing the “free bearing of arms,” ​​an initiative he himself publicly defended when he was a candidate and before that. “Anyone who wants to be armed must be armed, Argentina is a free country,” he said in 2018 during a tour of Córdoba.

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Coming and going

Beyond the battles over the electoral situation, the political romance between Milei and Bullrich was irrevocable. Efforts to differentiate themselves are less than coincidences of proposals: freeing the exchange rate, devaluation, cuts against the most vulnerable sectors, privatization of public companies and hardening of the forces of security to combat the social reaction to the policies of the changes.

Moreover, the periods when the law of attraction rules between the two are not very long. Just a year later, in October of last year, Bullrich acknowledged in an interview that he had “many points in common” with the leader of La Libertad Avanza and assured that if he were president he would “think” about including him himself. management.

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