“I beg you not to vote for me because it would be a waste of votes.” In this way Claudio Gershanik, candidate for councilor for the Moderate Party in Rosario, Santa Fe, decided to leave the Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory Primary (PASO) that will be held this Sunday. According to the complaint, his decision is due to the fact that his party representative distributed Together for Change flyers.
Hours before announcing that he was resigning his candidacy for the Rosario Legislature, Gershanik was already showing his discontent, although without giving too many details. “Can’t you be a macrista and cast votes for Together for Change?” It was asked in a message on social networks. And he added: “The new policy demands an end to lies and hypocrisy.”
However, the unknown was revealed when he gave the reasons for his decision by directly accusing a member of his space. “Last week, the Party representative, Walter Eiguren, with a group of militants, was distributing flyers of Together for Change, interfering in the internment of Cambiemos. Faced with this situation, I had no choice but to renounce my candidacy to maintain coherence between thought, said and deed ”, he argued.
As pointed out by the first candidate on List 22, “Contigo (Z) de Barrio”, this action went against “one of the guiding principles” of his space: “Do not be macristas, socialists or Kirchnerists”. “I thank everyone for the support and enthusiasm with which they accompanied this frustrated proposal to bring the voice of the Barrios to the Council, but it is clear that not everything goes to get there,” he said.
“If we want to generate a new politics, we cannot use the tools of the old politicking that only responds to the interests of those who want to occupy a position,” said Gershanik in his social media registration and announced that he will continue with his political militancy from ” floor”. “I will continue with the daily struggle to defend equal opportunities, without discrimination or stigma,” he stressed and concluded: “I beg you not to vote for me because the vote will be in vain.”
It should be noted that before announcing his decision on social networks, the now former candidate had anticipated that he would leave the electoral contest during the local program “Todos en La Ocho”. “I find that the members of the party, along with other militants from the space, were distributing flyers from one of the political fronts of the crack. It is a situation that we cannot accept. This implies that you have to get off the list and start over, and we are going to do it, “concluded Gershanik.