The Guasu Front held a table of presidents on Monday afternoon to define whether or not they continue in the National Agreement. The conclusion reached by the participants was that each of the parties that make up the bloc decide which path to follow individually.
There are three options, one is to continue within the Coalition; the second option is to go with your own badge, and the third option is to ally yourself with Euclides Acevedo, a former interior minister who is running for president. On June 15, Fernando Lugo, leader of the Guasu Front, announced that his party was going to join the opposition bloc. However, coinciding with a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) that Lugo recently suffered, the parties and movements that make up the Guasu Front decided to leave the Concertación because they did not agree with Efraín Alegre’s election to elect as vice president of his party Soledad Núñez, former Minister of Housing and not Esperanza Martínez, current senator for the Guasu Front.
Guillermo Ferreiro, representative of the Concertación, affirmed that they are concerned about the division that is generated within the FG. He clarified that there is no unanimous position to leave the opposition bloc and that only some parties decided to do so. “The reasons are more like excuses. The government program is very advanced. All the proposals of the FG were taken into account. And about the ignoring that they allege are from people who participated very little in the meetings. They confuse the Concertación with Efraín Alegre”, he explained.
Fernando Camacho, president of the Encuentro Nacional party, affirmed that the adhesion of the entire FG bloc is necessary for the Concertación to win in 2023. “We must be united to ensure a majority. In this sense, we are going to make all the necessary efforts to ensure that all the forces participate in the Coalition and one of the ways to achieve this is by working on the programmatic part”, he pointed out.
Today, Wednesday, the Concertación will hold a meeting of presidents and invited all the parties that make up the Guasu Front.