The opposition tsunami dyed almost the entire provincial territory yellow

In addition to the aforementioned capital and Castilian departments, Together for Change savored the victories in Constitución, General López, Caseros, Iriondo, Belgrano, San Jerónimo, Nueve de Julio, San Martín, Las Colonias, San Justo, San Cristóbal and General Obligado.

As has been happening for several elections, the central-west departments are the ones where Juntos por el Cambio has the largest number of votes and are the districts that share borders with the province of Córdoba: a region characterized by agribusiness growth, with a refractory history towards Peronism and Kirchnerism in particular since the conflict over mobile retentions that broke out in 2008.

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In the Castilian department, whose main city is Rafaela, the hometown of Governor Omar Perotti, Together for Change almost doubles Peronism in votes. The same happened in the San Martín and Belgrano departments.

The peculiarity is that the lists headed by Carolina Losada and Maximiliano Pullaro shared the wins in 7 departments each. Another statistic was that the only department where Agustín Rossi managed to win over Marcelo Lewandowski in the internal FdT, and by a narrow margin, was in San Javier. In the remaining 18 departments, the governor’s candidate and former sports commentator swept away.

For the national deputy category, the predominance of JxC in these mid-term primaries was even greater: 16 departments won over 19, including in this case the triumphs in the southern Rosario and San Lorenzo, where the victorious opposition front in the elections held on Sunday across the country, he was defeated in the senator category.

The electoral black swan that few, if not almost no one, saw coming in the land conquered by Garay also denied that old axiom that to win the province you have to prevail in Rosario, by far the largest district in the province in population terms. This time the meager difference of the Justicialist victory (by scarce 2 thousand votes) was not enough to even remotely compensate for the wave that occurred in most of the Santa Fe departments and that ended up throwing a conclusive victory for JxC by around 170 thousand suffrages.

It is also an undeniable political fact that, in the unexpected change of color of the provincial map, the bulk of the leadership of the vernacular radicalism played a decisive role, many of them moved in the last year from the former Civic and Social Progressive Front to Together for Change.

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