Council candidates debated at the UNR with some chicanes and several winks

The absentee was the only woman to head a list, Anita Martínez (Together for Change), which also jumped into politics from the media but is already a insider.

The empty chair that Martínez left fueled different versions in the other camps, especially when it is part of the same political space as Carolina Losada (another journalist), who just missed last week the debate on Senate candidates organized by the UNR. In place of the former panelist was his second, Dionisio Scarpin.

Consulted by this newspaper, Martínez assured that “never” had confirmed presence in the debate and indicated that he is accompanying a family member who is going through a complex health moment. “That is all. On Friday I do have one on Mucar and on November 4 on Channel 3 ”, he pointed out.

Like the debate held in the University Cultural Space, the hottest moments of the activity organized by the faculty and the student center went through the candidates’ view of insecurity —By far, the main concern for the people of Rosario— and the moment of closing.


The Faculty of Political Science of the UNR, scene of the debate of candidates to the Council

Cavatorta stated that insecurity is a consequence, and the main problem in the city is inequality and lack of work. He also acknowledged that the provincial government has to “do more”, but remarked: “If someone believes that insecurity started with Perotti, they are lying. I saw the whole process, drug trafficking arrived in the city twelve years ago ”.

Tessandori acknowledged that the Council’s weapons are limited and pointed to both officialisms. “The insecurity in Rosario is because there is collaboration between the narco and the powers of the day. In the last twenty years the city was governed by the same political sector and they did nothing, and I would like to know what the governor did with the 3 billion pesos for Rosario ”, he shot.

Seisas stated that the municipality can provide solutions by bringing public services and pointed out that the landing of federal troops in the city is because Mayor Pablo Javkin “stood up” before the national and provincial governments.

Monteverde believed that Rosario is “the capital of money laundering” and proposed to cut the flow of money upwards but also to urbanize the popular neighborhoods.


In addition to security, the candidates debated three other main axes: youth, housing, culture and education; environmentalism and work; equality, inclusion, feminisms and dissent. In each block each candidate had two minutes to expose and an extra minute to expand or answer a rival. At the end, each had three minutes for a final intervention.

With its nuances and differences in various themes, all sought to show themselves as councilors close to the citizens and their demands.

“The policy is to look at each other,” Cavatorta said. And he added: “We must leave the Council, less desk and more territory.”

Along the same lines, Tessandori said: “We are bad, worried, the country is sinking. I want to be a councilor to listen to the people.”

Seisas recounted his transition from the media to politics and claimed: “Enough of divisions, you have to fight less and work more.”

Monteverde slipped that “there is no time for adventurers and improvisations”, and differentiated himself from his competitors with a phrase by José Pepe Mujica: “You dedicated a large part of your life to your own luck, to making a career, to becoming famous, and not bad, but politics is something else, it is putting your individual interest in function of a collective project “.

In the elections of November 14, 13 of the 28 seats of the Rosario Council will be put into play. Together for Change risk six, the Progressive Front and the PJ three each and Future City one. In the Passages, 55 lists from 17 different political spaces competed, but only five of them exceeded the 1.5% threshold of the register.

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