December 11, 2013
Gov't blasts Verna after dropping gubernatorial bid
“I’ve been told that former candidate Verna said in a radio programme that he discussed La Pampa province candidacies with me. The truth is I have never spoken with Verna, of neither that topic or any other,” Abal Medina wrote in his Twitter account.
"Could it be that this, Verna’s fable and not Aesop’s fable, was built to quit his bid with another argument other than the simple fear of losing?"
A while later, Abal Medina agreed with Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández’s tweets, particularly with one that stated that “Peronism is a national movement led by the President and not a federation of local parties.”
Fernández earlier stated that “I don´t know why Verna quit his bid, but I do know that Peronism is a national movement, not a federation of local parties. Decisions can be made in provinces by speaking with the provinces. Late president Juan Domingo Perón led the Neuquén Popular Movement in Neuquén,” during a press conference.
“Youth is and old and new enemy of the right wing, whose always has been afraid of it,” he added, refering to members of La Cámpora political group, which was founded by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's son Máximo Kirchner.
Verna reportedly quit his bid because he wasn’t happy with the way the lists of candidates were done.