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Argentine presidential hopefuls will debate ideas following on the Pope and local church suggestions

Saturday, May 23rd 2015 - 10:33 UTC
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Daniel Scioli, Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa have agreed to hold debates following the primary election of 9 August Daniel Scioli, Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa have agreed to hold debates following the primary election of 9 August
Monsignor Jorge Lozano said his office had spoken with the lead candidates “and they all agreed to debate” after the primary election Monsignor Jorge Lozano said his office had spoken with the lead candidates “and they all agreed to debate” after the primary election

Argentine presidential hopefuls Daniel Scioli, Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa are willing to face off in a public debate, a leader from the local Catholic Church confirmed in Buenos Aires. Argentina is holding presidential elections next October when Cristina Fernandez two consecutive periods come to an end.

 The ruling Victory Front (FpV) hopeful, Daniel Scioli developed further on the matter, telling a radio station he wanted a debate at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).

In an interview with Radio America, Monsignor Jorge Lozano — head of the Argentine synod — said his office had spoken with the lead candidates from the FpV, the PRO party and the Renewal Front “and they all agreed to debate” after the primary election scheduled for August 9.

Cabinet Chief Anibal Fernández, for his part, also expressed support for the candidates to debate, calling for a national law requiring all candidates to confront proposals and public policies, echoing earlier pro-debate statements from President Cristina Fernández.

The cabinet chief said the discussion should take place on “public television... or at a (public) university in order to guarantee fairness.”

On Wednesday, the Argentine Synod blasted the “pathetic banality” of Argentine politics and called on presidential hopefuls to present their proposals “in a clear way”.

Earlier in the week Argentine born Pope Francis said he was praying for Argentina, on occasion of the May Week (25 May is National Day), and called for a serious, peaceful, brotherly response from the political system in support of the people.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • ChrisR

    They could always nail TMBOA to a cross planted in the front of the Pink Whore House. To complete the unholy trinity they could nail up Bog Brush Anibal the cannibal on one side and Kickitoff on the other.

    I'd pay good money to witness that happening.

    That would go a long way to salving the minds of those with destroyed lives caused by Peronism / Kirchnercrap and all the other mumbo-jumbo that passes as “government” in The Dark Country.

    You ALL know you want it!

    May 23rd, 2015 - 11:33 am 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. But what to do with Timplestiltskin? Is there room for an impalement stake? Shouldn't be a problem for him. He always talks out of his arse. Does argieland have a list of Public Enemies?

    But, for the presidential hopefuls, here are a couple of ideas that you could debate. Try truth and honesty.

    May 23rd, 2015 - 03:55 pm 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    “But, for the presidential hopefuls, here are a couple of ideas that you could debate. Try truth and honesty.”

    So debates are then useless in Brutishland huh.

    May 23rd, 2015 - 04:11 pm 0
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