On Friday morning, a notice on the lower left margin of page 18 of Clarion reported on the call for a public hearing, on December 3, "in order to consider the suitability and challenges regarding the candidates proposed by the various Legislature Bloc to integrate the City Audit". And there, in the fourth place, mixed with 17 other names, figured Pablo Clusellas, DNI 13,211,562.
It is none other than the current legal and technical secretary of the national Government. The Zannini of Macri. One of the officials who survived the (almost) four years inside a Cabinet with more than a dozen exiles. Clusellas has been a friend of the President since childhood. It is part of what is informally known as "Newman's bar", I remember the school where they shared several classrooms around the JxC leader.
On December 10, 2015, Mauricio Macri takes an oath to Pablo Clusellas as Legal and Technical Secretary. (Photo Marcelo Carroll)
As Clarin said, another official nominated by Macri's request is Patricia Bullrich. The Minister of Security has all the tickets to preside over the PRO when the party renews authorities next year. Curious the relationship of "la Piba" with the yellow force. In 2003, as a reference for the Union for Freedom, he faced Macri for the head of the Buenos Aires Government. At the end of 2011 she approached the space in the Congress and in 2015 she assumed as an official. Three years later, his party joined the PRO. And now I could lead it.
"With Patricia, Mauricio guarantees internal discipline," explains an official with a current position in the force. The other names that sounded to lead the party, such as Maria Eugenia Vidal or Diego Santilli, were liked by the head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta. The relationship between the President and his former Chief of Cabinet in the City will have to be closely monitored. For the first time since they debuted together in politics in 2003, their dreams could collide in 2023, if the two aspire to return / arrive at the Casa Rosada.
Patricia Bullrich, with an Argentine "Batman" in New York, at the beginning of November. Yellow jacket PRO.
"Start, there should be no problems. Horacio has to concentrate on management. Unlike these four years, he will now have the Nation and the Province with another political color," says a macro leader. In private, the head of government matches that look. At least initially, there should be no conflicting interests.
Another partisan post that could be left for a pure macroist is the general secretariat of the PRO. There the current Secretary General of the City, Fernando de Andreis, the official who is attentive to the President's agenda and one of those who lives with him most sounds.
Fernando de Andreis, Secretary General of the Presidency, the day Hernan Lacunza swore as Minister of Finance. (Photo: Luciano Thieberger)
The position for which Macri nominates De Andreis is now occupied by legislator Francisco Quintana, a pure peniista, for whom there is also a secured place and another that must pass the ballot box (futboleras). Quintana will be a member of the Council of the Buenosairean Magistracy and will preside over the body: the doubt, for now, is whether he will start or vice president until his term ends Alberto Maques, a radical lawyer who answers the president of Boca, Daniel Angelici .
There should be no conflict there. Quintana is a director of Boca and also responds to Angelici. Moreover, he would have secured the position of general secretary of the club if the ruling party wins the elections of December 8. More coincidences? That chair is now occupied by Christian Gribaudo, an official in the Province, and candidate to preside over Boca for the Angelici / Macri list.
Mauricio Macri and Miguel Angel Pichetto, the Together for Change formula, the day of the election. (Photo: Federico Lopez Claro)
Another leader for whom the President asked for space is by the always faithful Miguel Angel Pichetto. The vice candidate was one of the most active in the second part of the campaign, facing the general, and one of those who maintains the slogan "Macri opposition leader". Where could the senator go? In the General Audit Office, a position that corresponds to the opposition.
"Other officials close to Mauritius could also go to those places linked to Congress. But in addition, do not be surprised that tomorrow you call an important company, and a former official appears. The President also has a lot of contacts there, "confesses a macrista aware of the movements. He says it quietly. He already has a secured position for what is coming.