On the first day of the post-pandemic election, the 17 faculties of the National University of La Plata (UNLP) were preparing for a generally quiet election: those that summon alumni and business leaders every four years. and assistants qualified to elect their representatives to the boards of directors and the Supreme Council. But the friction and demands to challenge one of the four lists vying for that monastery in medicine rocked the drowsiness yesterday morning. In the meantime, there were complaints about registration problems.
Very early on, he crossed the line between young radicals from the Alumni for Change list and reformists in the “University Affinity” (former activists of the Purple Ribbon who present themselves as the “only” proposal explicitly opposed to the Department of Medicine, the Ministry of Health and the International Organization for Migration) IOMA) tightened the start of the elections. It all started with the problem of size in the “Alumni for Change” ballot papers which, as stated in “Convergence,” did not meet the required dimensions and were “bigger” than the Electoral Council had set. Then, from the list comprising its candidates Dr. Andrés Echazarita, they requested the annulment of the disputed ballot, which was finally replaced at noon with one respecting the corresponding procedure.All in the middle of an electoral process that required a notary to check the irregularity discovered.
In the face of scrutiny on Friday, with the closing of the elections, of “convergence” they bolstered: “We understand that ballot papers of different sizes from ‘Alumni for Change’ will appear null and void, so there are votes that should not be accepted.” The fact – which the Electoral Council of Medicine must eventually resolve and which can escalate to the Central Council of the United Nations Community of Medicine – is not simple, as it may affect the final examination of the elections in which the Peronists participate in “for universal health” (close to health file for Buenos Aires) and the “Alumni Interface”, consisting of the leaders of the Platense Medical Association and which, according to various versions, would have the support of leftist groups. Meanwhile, the ruling party responding to Juan Angel Basualdo Firat’s debt was submitted with an “academic consensus” list only for the JTP class.
In another arrangement, complaints came to this newspaper from alumni who wanted to vote yesterday in Academic Unit 60 and 120 and could not do so despite their registration. Among them was health doctor Raúl Pistorio, a radical historical leader who knew in the 1960s how to lead the Medical Student Center and the University of La Plata (FULP), but yesterday, when he tried to push, he couldn’t: “This is the first time this has happened to me. They wouldn’t let me even entering college,” he lamented, and after noticing that he had been “removed” from the list, he signed up “through an AMP notary, but they wouldn’t let me.” In addition, Pistorio emphasized that his case is not the only one: “Many like me who registered at AMP could not vote and in the college no authority gave us an explanation. The doctor concluded that it was a ‘disgrace.'” It should be noted that EL DIA contacted the spokespersons Medicine to clarify the situation, but no response.
Conflict in seven colleges
The elections that began yesterday at the UNLP are the beginning of a process that will continue throughout the month with faculty, non-teachers and students until it culminates in the election of deans and, finally, in the assembly that will elect a president of the body. College.
On the way to this state, in addition to medicine, the graduate elections pose conflicts in seven other faculties: agronomy, law, astronomy, psychology, precision, naturalism, and architecture. In the rest there is one list.
In agronomy, the struggle is between “independent alumni for integration” (extremists/supporters, close to the deanship) and “collective builders”, a Kirchnerism-linked group denouncing the ruling academic party for having set up polling stations elsewhere in the UNLP.
In law, the Reform Pluralism Unit (formerly the Bar Association, Extremists and the Purple Sector) will fight for a vote with the United Alumni Front (La Campora and supported by the Ministry of Justice).
In Exactas, “Diex” (La Cámpora) will face “Exactas al Frente”, which brings together many opposition spaces.
In the Naturales, the contest would be between ‘participation’ (an official linked to the rector’s office) and ‘construction’, akin to Kirchnerism.
Psychology will also be a scene of conflict (official “Poiesis” will be measured as “Movement for Unity”); observatory (“Nucleo”, which responds to the purple sector, would contrast with “Conjunción”, referred to in the independent INTI) and architecture, where the testimony would be between “university reform” (associated with the ruling party and the purple sector) and “convergence and diversity”, which brings together Among the sectors of the Peronist and Guevarist.