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Raúl Baglini died: the historic radical leader was 71 years old


He was the creator of the “Baglini Theorem”, which establishes that the extreme proposals of the leaders are more rational as they are closer to power Credit: UCR Mendoza

MENDOZA.- Raul Eduardo Baglini, the historic radical leader from Mendoza ceased to exist at the age of 71. This was confirmed to THE NATION from your inner circle. Meanwhile, social networks began to fill with messages to fire one of the most prolific national legislators that the country had.





The author of the well-remembered theorem that put on the table the behavior and responsibility of politicians according to their proximity to power was seriously affected in his health, after having endured a hospitalization for pneumonia in April, at the same time that the coronavirus pandemic began to disembark in Argentina.

Argentine politics remembers him not only for his contributions to national regulations but for being the creator of the “Baglini’s Theorem” which establishes that the extreme proposals of the leaders are more rational as they are closer to power. In fact, the also former candidate for governor of Mendoza assured that President Alberto Fernández strictly complied with that premise from the campaign until he approached the Casa Rosada.



Baglini ran for the Interior of Mendoza in 1987, but fell to the justicialist José Octavio Bordón. However, he had an extensive legislative career and political advice, especially the former vice president and former governor of Mendoza, Julio Cobos. In Congress, Baglini was a deputy between 1983 and 1993, while he held a seat as a senator between 2001 and 2003.


Health had not been playing good moments for the historic leader, always known as “Fat”, despite the fact that in the last decade it had an important weight reduction. However, this 2020, after arriving from a trip to the United States, he had a respiratory condition who left him hospitalized, although his relatives assured that it was not coronavirus. “We do not know if he had complications from that pneumonia, but it was never confirmed that it was Covid. His departure is a very great shame for everyone,” he told THE NATION a businessman from Mendoza, very close to Baglini. “It was an honor for the country to have a politician of that stature”, added.

During the morning of this Sunday, social networks began to echo the death of the renowned Cuyo politician. Thus, the main referents of radicalism Argentinian remembered his capacity and contribution to the centennial party and to the national political construction. So, Mario Negri, holder of the radical bloc in Deputies, he was moved by the death of Baglini. “It is a very sad day for those of us who knew him and were lucky enough to have his friendship. Today Raúl Baglini, a exemplary leader of the UCR and one of the most prominent legislators that our country had in recent decades. We will miss him very much. I hug his family, “the legislator posted.


Meanwhile, Mendoza leaders, such as the national deputy Claudia Najul, They also used the profiles of Twitter and Facebook to give their condolences and value the work carried out by the “fat man” throughout his life. “A great of politics, a great of life. We always learned so much from him. We will miss him and we will always carry him in our Radical hearts. Huge hug to your family. A huge shame. RIP dear # RaúlBaglini, “tweeted the legislator from Mendoza and former Minister of Health of the province.


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