Randazzo was clearly peeved by his sidelining. Though he has resisted the temptation to resign his portfolio, which only expires on 10 December this year, Randazzo rejected Fernández’s proposition that he run for the governorship of Buenos Aires province instead of running for president. While Fernández may have considered Randazzo a closer ideological soulmate than Scioli, the national opinion polls showed that the current BA governor was the most popular candidate the FpV could pick.

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