The opposition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) won this Sunday in key districts of the country in the PASO elections that defined the candidates for national deputies and senators who will compete in the generals on November 14, a performance that evidenced a recovery of space after the meager performance it had in the 2019 elections, when the Frente de Todos triumphed in almost all the provinces.
As expected, Together for Change won in CABA, Córdoba and Mendoza, but it also prevailed in provinces that, a priori, seemed more elusive to the opposition alliance, such as Buenos Aires, Chaco, Misiones, Jujuy, Salta, Misiones, San Luis and Santa Cruz.
He also achieved triumphs in Santa Fe, Entre Ríos, La Pampa, Chubut and Tierra del Fuego.
In addition to the progress at the national level with respect to the 2019 election, when the Frente de Todos was imposed in almost all the provinces and in the Nation, today’s PASO began to define the internal repositioning in JxC, focused on the bid for leadership of space, between Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and former President Mauricio Macri.
The mayor of Buenos Aires – who does not hide his presidential ambitions – seems to establish himself as the winner in the declared bid he has with Mauricio Macri for the 2023 elections.
In today’s elections, Larreta got the lists of national deputies headed, in CABA, by María Eugenia Vidal; and in the province of Buenos Aires, by Diego Santilli, they were imposed in the inmates, and that an ally such as the former Minister of the Interior of Cambiemos, Rogelio Frigerio, could triumph in the inmates in Entre Ríos.
On the other hand, Macri could not impose his candidates in Córdoba, where he supported radical Mario Negri as a candidate for senator, who was defeated by legislator Luis Juez; nor in Santa Fe, where he did not win the victory of his candidate for the upper house, Federico Angelini.
In the city of Buenos Aires, Juntos obtained 48.21 percent of the votes against 24.50 of the Frente de Todos, counting more than 97% of the tables.
The list promoted by Rodríguez Larreta and headed by Vidal won by 68 percent of the votes, before the liberal Ricardo López Murphy, who achieved 23 percent, and the radical Adolfo Rubinstein, who came in third place.
From the Juntos bunker in Costa Salguero, and with the election results, Vidal thanked Rodríguez Larreta and former President Mauricio Macri tonight for supporting his candidacy. “Our greatest strength is unity in values,” he stressed.
“We are going to better defend our values and convictions because together we can do more,” said the former governor who shared the stage with her rivals in the JXC intern, Ricardo López Murphy and Adolfo Rubinstein.
But the most significant victory happened in the province of Buenos Aires where the sum of the two lists of Juntos achieved 38.20% of the votes against 33% of the Frente de Todos.
Within the opposition coalition, the former vice chief of the City of Buenos Aires, Diego Santilli, prevailed on the list promoted by the radicalism led by the doctor Facundo Manes.
Both candidates made statements in the bunker they shared in La Plata, just for a while and before the election results were known.
There, Santilli sought to give a message after the tough intern with Manes, stating that “each one of us expressed his wish about the province and the country that we wanted.”
He added that both he and his adversary traveled during the campaign towards the PASO “the entire province far and wide with proposals and ideas.”
In the province of Córdoba, JxC was the most voted force by obtaining 47.55 percent against 24.56 of We do for Córdoba, promoted by Governor Juan Schiaretti, and the Frente de Todos obtained 10.92 percent of the votes.
In the heated internal opposition, the former mayor and deputy Luis Juez – promoted by the head of the PRO, Patricia Bullrich – prevailed over the head of the interblock of national deputies of JxC, the radical Mario Negri.
In Santa Fe, the opposition coalition also achieved a victory, obtaining 40.30 percent of the votes, while the Frente de Todos obtained 29 percent of the vote.
In the internal opposition, the former candidate for senator Carolina Losada was imposed, while the first candidate for deputy will be the radical Mario Barletta.
Together for Change also achieved a wide victory in Entre Ríos, as it obtained 51.78 percent and the Frente de Todos reached 29.51 percent.
There the former Minister of the Interior, Rogelio Frigerio, who prevailed in the intern, understood the opposition’s victory as a sign of the Entrepreneurs who “do not agree with this way of living and want a better future.”
In Mendoza, the ruler Cambia Mendoza -which is the provincial seal of Juntos por el Cambio- and which promotes the nomination of the president of the UCR, Alfredo Cornejo, to the national senate was imposed as the most voted list with 42.55 percent , while the Frente de Todos obtained 25.20 of the votes.
In addition, the opposition coalition prevailed in the two provinces administered by radicalism, Jujuy and Corrientes, whose governors are Gerardo Morales and Gustavo Valdes, who has just obtained his re-election by more than 70 percent of the votes. (Télam)