The triumph of the far-right Javier Milei as president of Argentina was welcomed by figures on the Mexican right, such as the presidential candidate for the Wide FrontXóchitl Gálvez, while the standard bearer of the 4T, Claudia Sheinbaum, rejected the Argentine ideology and asked to remind young people that for the first time they will vote in an election of the damage of neoliberalism in the country.
Through social networks, Galvez He described the victory of Milei and assured that “in Latin America the winds are blowing to improve our countries.”
“The Argentine people put a stop to bad government and bad results. My recognition for this historic election day. Congratulations to the president-elect,” the Front coordinator published on her X account.
For his part, when starting his pre-campaign in Boca del Río, Veracruz, Sheinbaum emphasized that in the 2024 elections he will only decide between two options: “return to the past of corruption and privileges or walk through the fourth transformation.
“That is the decision that the people are going to make, there is no other, and that is why we must remember what happened in the recent past, because we must tell it to the young people who for the first time are going to exercise their right to participate in a election, we must remind them of what the years of neoliberalism were like in our country,” he stressed.
Likewise, he asked to have "historical memory", because, he said, it is not about making proposals without recognizing what has happened in the middle and he gave an account of the PRI governments of Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Ernesto Zedillo and Enrique Pena Nietoas well as the PAN members Vincent Fox and Felipe Calderonof which he highlighted privatizations and the latter's “presidential fraud.”
However, Sheinbaum He highlighted that in 2018 the people of Mexico decided to change "fundamentally, from the roots", to immediately list the achievements of the 4T and reiterate some of their "notes" and "dreams" to give continuity to the movement they represent.
“The first thing is that we are going to continue with republican austerity, a rich government with poor people is not going to return, the presidential plane or the Presidential General Staff or all those luxuries of the previous governments are not going to return. The second thing is that we are going to maintain all social programs and strengthen them,'' he added.
Other figures from the Mexican right who celebrated Milei's victory were former presidents Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox, and senators Lilly Téllez and Kenia López Rabadán.
Fox launched a series of messages in favor of the Argentine politician, including one where he pointed out that he represents “liberal democracy,” not the right or far-right.
While Calderón said that Milei has the challenge of “defeating political fiction,” as well as “reorganizing the public force to clean it of corruption and make it operational.”
Tellez He assured that “it is through the right that the left is surpassed” and López Rabadán highlighted that “the populist and rancid left that impoverishes and kills can and must be defeated (...) We will remove Sheinbaum and his corrupt friends. Come on, Xochitl Galvez. If possible".
Who also spoke out was the businessman Claudio X. González, who warned that the next change will be with the defeat of “morenism” in 2024.
The same goes for the far-right and presidential candidate Eduardo Verástegui, who accused that Gálvez does not defend or propose the same thing as Milei, since “the only one who represents the modern, pro-life, anti-statist, anti-agenda 2030 and anti-gender ideological right is this servant (sic) ”.
“The real competition”
The presidential candidate of the Broad Front for Mexico, Xóchitl Gálvezstated that during the pre-campaign “they will know what true competition is” and will surpass the standard bearer of Morena, Claudia Sheinbaum.
“Although they have taken it upon themselves to say that everything is resolved, they don't know me, they don't know what I'm made of, I have fought all my life and we will beat those in front of us and their campaign manager. They are going to know what competition is,” he noted in his first pre-campaign event in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and called not to fear a woman becoming President.
He asked the parties promoting his nomination to “go out into the streets, to fight the mother of all battles” and, from the border city, he committed to building the Mexican dream with quality education, health and hope.
He assured that he will promote a national care system to prevent women from stopping their aspirations to take care of their families and that he will assemble the best team to put together a security strategy that will be based on “the law for criminals and hugs for victims.”
In her second act in the capital of Chihuahua, accompanied by the governor of the entity, Maru Camposand his campaign coordinator, Santiago Creelstated that Sheinbaum's project means “giving up” on a better country.
“Mexico for the lady in front means giving up, for her being Mexican means surrendering, bending over, obeying, another six years of lies, of hate,” he said.
At the end of their event, the vocalist of the group Caballo Dorado, Lalo Gameros, made Gálvez and Maru Campos dance with a song that he gave them for their events.
At her rallies in Boca del Río and Medellín, Veracruz, Morena's presidential candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, was accompanied by Rocío Nahle, the 4T candidate for governor of that entity, whom she predicted her victory by assuring that "it is time to transformative and humanist women.”
“I decided to start in this beautiful state for several reasons; first, because only Veracruz is beautiful; Second, because we love Governor Cuitláhuac García, who is here, very much.
“It is time for transformative women, for humanist women, do you want more change in the country? Well, we are going to have the first female governor in Veracruz,” she exclaimed in Boca del Río.
In response, the former Secretary of Energy offered the support of the entire entity to Sheinbaum.
“It goes without saying that you will not walk alone, you have allies and sympathizers in Veracruz who will help you in this great task of national regeneration; You can be sure that each of us will do our part,” Nahle emphasized at the event.
While in Medellín he stated that Sheinbaum “knows the love we have for her, she also loves Veracruz very much and honored us by opening the pre-campaign here.”
The presidential candidate announced that next Friday, in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, she will announce the team that will strengthen her national project, which, she said, will be made up of “some colleagues who are going to join.”
Sheinbaum was also accompanied by her spokesperson, Gerardo Fernández Noroña, and the national leader of Morena, Mario Delgado.