María Eugenia Vidal, along with candidates from the list of Together for Change in the City of Buenos Aires (Photo: NA).

The “D” day arrived: the Capital Debate. The candidates to national deputies for the City of Buenos Aires who will compete in November will debate this Wednesday at the one of you. This is how they arrive and this is how they prepared Maria Eugenia Vidal (Together for Change), Leandro santoro (Front of All), Javier Milei (Freedom advances) and Myriam Bregman (Left Front and Workers-Unity) to meet hand in hand in TN studios.

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How María Eugenia Vidal prepared for the debate in A Dos Voces

María Eugenia Vidal worked in the last hours with a team of advisers made up of heavyweights:

  • Fernando Straface, as your new campaign manager.
  • Federico Suarez, who was Minister of Public Affairs when Vidal was Buenos Aires governor and one of the designers of the discourse and image of the Buenos Aires macrismo; and
  • Federico Salvai, his former chief of staff and one of his most trusted men.
  • Emanuel Ferrario, current Secretary of Strategic Affairs and first candidate for Buenos Aires legislator.
  • Julia Orchards, the chief adviser of the City Government.

“That does not mean that we make a film setting, simulacrum: Vidal has a lot of experience, he debated several times,” say members of that large campaign team.

María Eugenia Vidal, along with candidates from the list of Together for Change in the City of Buenos Aires (Photo: NA).

“He prepared a lot, studying all the proposals that all the candidates on the list have, enriched after the STEP. Feel that will represent the entire list in the debate”, They add.

The candidate of Together for Change also will go, they say, as a representative of the different sectors of society with whom he makes contact in each of his campaign tours: “The dialogue he has with merchants, with mothers with children in schools … will represent these people in the debate and their concern,” they point out.

Vidal comes to the debate with a double idea: to clearly demonstrate that there are two competing models, with different values. However, they warn their team, they will avoid the fight: “In a time of such sensitivity, and anguish of people who lost family and friends, we are going to avoid any type of situation of aggression or rhetorical boxing. It’s not the moment”, They add.

How Leandro Santoro prepared for the debate in A Dos Voces

Santoro didn’t take the long holiday. On his Twitter account, the candidate portrayed on Monday how he was preparing for the Capital Debate, with a photo in which he is seen with his team and the writer and psychoanalyst, Jorge Alemán.

Leandro Santoro preparing for the Capital Debate (Photo: @SantoroLeandro).
Leandro Santoro preparing for the Capital Debate (Photo: @SantoroLeandro).

In Santoro’s environment, they ensure that the candidate deeply studies a topic for each invitation he has to a television program. “He is preparing a lot, studying a lot. He is used to debating on television, but since there are so many topics and airtime, he is preparing even more”, He says.

The candidate of the Frente de Todos dedicated the entire Tuesday afternoon to preparing for the hand-in-hand at A Dos Voces: “This Wednesday he will be fully occupied with the debate too. It requires all the preparation, a lot of study and keep reading ”, anticipates his team.

Santoro trains with a political and technical team of people who work with him in the Legislature and other reference specialists who collaborate “from the outside”.

In the last hours, it emerged a new government scandal. This time, around the figure of the new Minister of Security of the Nation, Anibal Fernandez, who publicly intimidated cartoonist Nik on social media.

Santoro anticipated and he was one of the first leaders of the ruling party to condemn the minister and considered his statements “unacceptable”.

Leandro Santoro, first candidate for deputy of the Frente de Todos in the City of Buenos Aires (Photo: NA).
Leandro Santoro, first candidate for deputy of the Frente de Todos in the City of Buenos Aires (Photo: NA).

One of the blocks of the debate consists of a exchange of questions and answers between candidates. The first to ask will be Vidal, the candidate of Together for Change, and in Santoro’s campaign team they are certain that the question will go to him.

“We do not know what will happen, if the other candidates are going to look for us with this Aníbal Fernández song. We don’t think they doThey would only allow him to give his position, which has already been made clear, ”they said about the Buenos Aires candidate of the Frente de Todos, when asked if the last setback of the Executive could affect him.

How Javier Milei prepared for the Debate in A Dos Voces

Whether he is confident or not, Javier Milei is a person who is confident. In their campaign team they assure in the previous one that the economist is “very calm.”

However, that does not mean that the Buenos Aires candidate for Avanza Libertad is not preparing for the heads up. “We are focused on the debate, and we are going to be there until it starts “, they pointed out to

Javier Milei was in third place in the City of Buenos Aires (Photo: capture tn).
Javier Milei was in third place in the City of Buenos Aires (Photo: capture tn).

We did an essay, Milei is practicing with hard data, which is what to talk about in such important events. He has a professional team divided by topics that he is rehearsing with him, refining the data ”, they add from the economist’s environment.

Milei will be in charge of closing the night: as their spokesmen had anticipated, will seek to demonstrate that María Eugenia Vidal, Leandro Santoro and Myriam Bregman have been part of politics for years and “He is the only one different.”

How Myriam Bregmam prepared for the debate in A Dos Voces

Since the weekend, the candidate of the FIT-Unidad, Myriam Bregman, prepares for the debate with a team of left-wing leaders, led by Christian Castillo. This Tuesday, on his Instagram account, He portrayed the moment of work with “El Profe”.

Myriam Bregman prepared for the Capital Debate with a team led by PTS founding member Cristian Castillo (Photo: IG / myriambregman).
Myriam Bregman prepared for the Capital Debate with a team led by PTS founding member Cristian Castillo (Photo: IG / myriambregman).

Castillo is a sociologist and university professor, coordinator of the campaign of the Socialist Workers Party (PTS) (of which he is a founding member), within the FIT-Unidad. “This Tuesday Myriam was reviewing arguments and possible crossovers, finalizing the preparation with a group of colleagues ”, they counted on the team of the left-wing candidate. This Wednesday, they will go back to work before heading to TN studios.

The candidate will try show that Together for Change and the Front of All end up voting together in the City: “It is a debate that has a particular characteristic: Together and the Buenos Aires PJ fight a lot on television, but then they agree in the Legislature to vote on the main laws,” said the candidate.

Bregman made a good choice in the PASO and aims to get a bank for the left in the City of Buenos Aires after many years.

How will the Capital Debate in A Dos Voces: the order of the lecterns and the shifts of exposure

From left to right, the lecterns They were organized, by lottery, as follows: Leandro Santoro – Myriam Bregman – Javier Milei – María Eugenia Vidal.

First, candidates will have a free minute to make your “opening presentation”. The first to speak will be Myriam Bregman, followed by Leandro Santoro, then María Eugenia Vidal and finally Javier Milei.

From there, the order will be running one place in each section. That is, in the next round, Bregman will be the last to expose and Santoro will be the first.

“Thematic axes” and replicas

After the initial presentation, the debate by thematic axes, which are three.

  • First topic: Institutional Quality, Security and Justice.
  • Second theme: Economy, education and work.
  • Third topic: Health policy in pandemic.

In each of the three themes, each candidate will have;1:30 minutes to explain their visions 1 minute of reply to answer comments made by others; and finally there will be 6 free minutes of discussion between the candidates.

In those 6 minutes, there is no established order: the drivers Marcelo Bonelli and Edgardo Alfano will moderate the discussion, but the candidates will have to impose their voices.

Questions and answers and the closing moment in the Capital Debate

In this space, candidates will be able to ask each other questions. The order was set, and the representatives of the candidates accepted it, by the number of votes obtained in the September PASO elections. Therefore, María Eugenia Vidal will be the first candidate to ask.

Vidal will be able to choose any of the other three candidates and will have 30 seconds to ask him a question. Whoever receives the question will have 1 minute to answer it. Vidal will be able to cross-examine for 30 seconds: the “questioned” candidate will have another minute to answer.

All the political debates are made in "A Dos Voces", the TN program.  (Photo: TN)
All the political debates are made in “A Dos Voces”, the TN program. (Photo: TN)

Next, following the order of the results of the STEP, Leandro Santoro will have his opportunity to ask. However, there is one rule: You will not be able to ask one of the candidate Vidal asked a question before. In other words, if the Juntos por el Cambio candidate asked Javier Milei a question, Santoro should ask Vidal or Myriam Bregman. The methodology is repeated with each of the candidates.

As at the beginning of the debate, the candidates will have at the end a closing minute that they can freely use to say what they want. In this segment, the first to speak will be Leandro Santoro, followed by Myriam Bregman, then María Eugenia Vidal and, who will close the debate night in TN it will be Javier Milei.

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