Elisa Carrió blew it 64 candles and on Saturday he celebrated at his house in Capilla del Señor. There were some 70 guests, folklore, mariachis and guaranteed fun until 3 in the morning. There was hardly any talk of politics, at least officially, because all the guests knew that the background of the celebration was the brand new decision of the founder of the Civic Coalition (CC) of contest a national deputy seat for the province of Buenos Aires in the 2021 elections. A commented absence was that of Maria Eugenia Vidal, who had been at Carrió’s house last October 30 along with Rodríguez Larreta for a meeting that deepened the differences with the tough wing of Juntos por el Cambio.
There were many politicians, with a strong presence of the moderate wing of Together for Change, radicalism and their own group, Obviously, mixed with some family members and personal friends of the leader’s life, who were distributed in different tables located in wide galleries of his “minichacra”, as one guest called it, which allowed the social distance.
Two representatives of the “doves” of the opposition coalition did not go unnoticed as Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Diego Santilli, as well as the absence of the “hawks”, as Mauricio Macri and Patricia Bullrich, what they weren’t invited to the party, but they complied with greeting her by phone (the former president, anyway, is still in Villa La Angostura until after the holidays).
Other PRO leaders who were at the celebration were the national deputies Carmen Polledo and Pablo Torello, and the Buenos Aires legislator Agustín Forchieri, first vice president of the Legislature, while the UCR was attended by Mario Negri, the head of the block of deputies; Daniel Salvador, former governor and current head of the Buenos Aires radicalism; the deputy for Entre Ríos Atilio Benedetti and the former ambassador to Uruguay of Cambiemos Mario Barletta.
A commented absence was that of Maria Eugenia Vidal, who had been at Carrió’s house last October 30 along with Rodríguez Larreta for a meeting that deepened the differences with the tough wing of Juntos por el Cambio. This time, the former governor greeted the birthday girl from her Instagram account with the following message: “Today is the birthday of a tireless fighter, of someone who with passion and vocation he fights every day for everyone. An example of how women are so necessary and important in politics. Happy birthday, Elisa Carrió ”.
Some former officials of the Macrista government also went to Capilla del Señor, such as Alfonso Prat Gay (former Minister of Economy), Pedro Lacoste (former Vice Minister of Economy), Adrian Perez (former secretary of Political Affairs of the Ministry of the Interior), Fernando Sanchez (former secretary of Institutional Strengthening of the Chief of Cabinet) and Mario Quintana (former Deputy Chief of Cabinet), whom Carrió befriended in his years in office and who was a link with Marcos Peña.
The largest delegation of political leaders that was in Carrió’s house came from the Civic Coalition and included the president of the party, Maximiliano Ferraro, and the national deputies Juan Manuel López, Toty Flores, Paula Oliveto, Mariana Zuvic, Mónica Frade, Marcela Campagnoli, Lucila Lehmann and Mariana Stilman and the Buenos Aires senator Elisa Carca.