Sunday, October 25, 2015
'We don't have to be afraid of people's will'
Carlos Zannini smiles as he is pictured casting his vote in the city of Río Gallegos.
Candidate to the vice-presidency for the ruling Victory Front (FpV) Carlos Zannini said politicians “must not be afraid of people’s will” warning today’s elections will determine whether Argentina will “move forward or backwards.”
“Every time people express themselves, it is joy for me,” the current Legal and Technical Secretary to the Presidency told reporters after casting his vote today in the city of Río Gallegos in the province of Santa Cruz.
“Let’s hope people vote simply. It is the people that decide, if there is popular will we have to respect it. I live it as a celebration of democracy.”
“I was told to come at 10.30 and here I am. Our activity was prior (to the elections). Today, what has to be done was done. Now, the people express themselves. There are no fears because it is the will of the people. We don’t have to be afraid of people’s will,” he said adding he expected to take a flight to Buenos Aires City by 2 or 3 pm.
“Either we go back to 2001, to the formulas that led as to the breakdown, or we continue in this path to launch a satellite into orbit. Either we move forward or backwards. When one recalls the Argentina we had and we see the one we have, you realize efforts are not in vain.”
Queried about President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Zannini said the head of state “was busy, she has to vote,” adding “she has done a great job, she has a great dialogue with the people.”
“She leaves (office) with a very good image, except for Néstor (Kirchner), nobody beats her. People have benefited by government actions and one hopes for gratitude,” Daniel Scioli’s running mate affirmed.