At the official level, positions were divided and for this reason there was no clear pronouncement.
In general terms, the argument against suspending them was that the government did not gain anything -in political terms- and it could have a cost to raise to Parliament the suspension of the electoral system that was an initiative of the government of Néstor Kirchner. In addition, would motivate further distancing from the opposition, given that Cambiemos could be further harmed by the suspension of the primary elections.
For this reason, the issue was not being promoted by the national government. P but slowly from the provinces the demand began to arise that today, ended in a concrete proposal to the first president.
Publicly one of the first to request it was Sergio Uñac, governor of San Juan arguing reasons of sanitary risk and to avoid financial expense. He was followed by the leaders of Tierra del Fuego, Gustavo Melella; from Misiones, Oscar Herrera Ahuad, and even Gustavo Valdés, from Corrientes and Rodolfo Suárez from Mendoza, both opponents. E In all cases the arguments went through the issue of contagion and the cost of logistics.
As mentioned, in Olivos this Friday it was Governor Jorge Capitanich who led the voice of the request but endorsed by the Most of the provincial leaders.
Among them were the governors of Tucumán, Jorge Manzur, of Corrientes, Gustavo Valdés; de Mendoza, Rodolfo Suárez, among others. It should be noted that the province of Salta has already made the decision to suspend them .
The response of the Head of State was " if there is consensus and the governors ask for it," the Government national “ would be willing to suspend the PASO.”
“Everything would indicate that they will be suspended,” they comment at the Casa Rosada and believe that approval in Congress will not have major difficulties. Although to suspend the process of the primaries, the bill should enter no later than March, 50 comments in Balcarce.