Milei effect: a producer and politician from Formosa organizes raffles to pay electricity to 10 families
A farmer from Formosa organizes monthly draws to pay the electricity bills of 10 families. is about Francisco Paoltroni, who opposes the provincial president Gildo Insfran and intends to be a candidate for governor in 2023 for his Party of Freedom, Labor and Progress.
Paoltroni, together with 3 other partners, owns 3 agricultural and livestock companies which add 18,500 hectaresowns the recipient Formosa SRL Breeders, and will inaugurate in the next few days a soybean grinding industry.
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In a methodology similar to that of the national deputy Javier Milei Along with their salary draws, Paoltroni has now decided to give this benefit to 10 random families each month. First, The initiative will be valid until December inclusive.
The first draw took place on Saturday April 23 and corresponded to the invoice from last March. The second will take place on Saturday, May 28, when 10 more new winners will be chosen. At the first opportunity, About 1600 people signed up between Facebook and Instagramthe two social networks to participate in the initiative.
The winning families received bills ranging between $4,000 and $12,000, although he preferred not to reveal the total sum allocated for this purpose. Among the requirements to compete, those interested must follow Paoltroni’s social media accounts and mention 3 other “friends” in the post, in addition to “liking” and sharing it.
“We are doing something similar to Milei. In this case, with an intention of solidarity. But we can’t help everyone either, we did it through a raffle and suddenly we solve this problem for 10 families per month. It doesn’t matter, but it helps“, assured Paoltroni in dialogue with NT.
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The agricultural producer and political leader said that, in the tours he has done, the high cost of electricity bills was one of the main aspects for which Formosans seek help. “They mentioned this problem to us with the question of light, which is something fundamental and essential. Because in the province there is a culture of always asking political parties for help. So, having presented themselves in this homeland, they also began to ask us for our collaboration”.
On the other hand, Paoltroni rejected that this action could be linked to patronage. “It’s not clientelism, because I do it with my money. And if instead of making a donation to the Church, I prefer to pay 10 bills, what is the problem? I’m not asking you to vote for me instead. I am a citizen who lives off his income and I don’t have to account to anyone for what I do with my money. Instead of paying crazy amounts to advertise, I prefer to help different families”.
his political aspirations
In the legislative elections of 2021, the producer had already made headlines by paying the tickets to Formoses, who left the province and had no resources, to attend to vote. The intention of the producer was that, in the general elections of November 14, the opposition could transform the result of the NOT. Although, Ultimately, that didn’t happen.
The idea was born from a study commissioned from the consultancy CB of Cordoba, where it was indicated that there was about 25,000 people domiciled in the province in conditions to vote, but for different reasons they resided in other localities.
In this regard, Paoltroni claimed that the ticket was paid to everyone who contacted him, but he did not want to reveal the final figure because it was “sensitive information”which can be used by the provincial government.
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Although he has yet to run for any political office, with his force still in the making, he is already preparing to run for governor. “Ten days ago, we presented the match in Justice. It is still in training and we hope to continue to move forward in the procedures,” he said.
During this time, he described: “I prepare a team of 2,000 young people of the whole territory, at the rate of one for 300 inhabitants, who will go around the province with an application that we are developing for mobile phones. It will give us the opportunity to respond to surveys and preselect our candidates, with the idea of counteracting the effect of Law of lemmas”.
Faced with the upcoming presidential elections, he acknowledged that agrees “on several things” with Milei and has not ruled out supporting his candidacy, but he clarified that “it is not yet time to talk about it”.
For the inauguration of its grinding plant, the date of which remains to be confirmed, it expects that Milei and the president of the PRO, Patricia Bullrich. “But I still haven’t heard from anyone,” she said.