Death of Río Negro province governor Carlos Soria
Many provincial Governors condole over the death of Río Negro province governor Carlos Soria, and recalled him as “a great Peronist activist.” Soria died early today of a shot in his private residence in General Roca.
Río Negro Vice-governor Alberto Weretilneck will be sworn-in as Governor in a ceremony on Tuesday to replace Carlos Soria, who died today as a result of a gun shot, it was officially announced.
Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli stated that Soria, who was sworn-in on December 10th, was a “great Peronist activist and a fighter of politics.”
Scioli recalled that “I very recently met up with Soria and fellow governors regarding a very important decision taken by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, that of the two year extension of the provinces’ debt reduction programme. I asked him how he was, and he told me ‘after many years of fighting I finally got the opportunity of being Governor of my province,’ despite the difficulties he faced over the volcanic ash cloud, particularly in such an iconic city as Bariloche, that was slowly recovering, and he was also worried over draught.”
“We deeply regret the loss of a great worker of politics, a fighter, a great Peronist, with a family with a strong political tradition,” Scioli added.
La Pampa Governor Oscar Jorge said that the death of his counterpart “is an irreparable loss, and the tragic circumstances of his death only deepen the feeling of sadness and grief.”
Tierra del Fuego Governor Fabiana Ríos expressed her condolonces to Soria’s family and said that “in light of this tragic loss, I want to express my most sincere condolences to his family, saying a prayer in his name and may the Lord guide his soul, allow him to rest in peace and may his family find comfort and peace.”
Likewise, Córdoba governor Juan Manuel de La Sota deemed Soria as a great fighter, full of convictions, and in name of the people of his province paid his respects to Soria’s family and hopes Rio Negro residents can overcome such a painful instance.
Santa Cruz Governor Daniel Peralta, La Rioja province Governor Luis Beder Herrera and San Juan province governor José Luis Gioja also released communiqués paying their respects to the Soria family.