Argentine President Cristina Fernández obtained over 54% of votes in the presidential elections, according to the definitive vote count released Thursday by Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo.
“Finally, the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner-Amado Boudou ballot gathered 11,863,054 votes, that is 270,031 more votes than in the partial vote count,” Randazzo explained.
“The Electoral Justice informed us today that the winning ballot obtained 54.11% of votes while runner up Hermes Binner had 16,8% of votes, and a total amount of 3,683,660 of votes,” the Interior Minister added.
Randazzo highlighted the fact that the difference between Cristina Fernández and the Broad Progressive Front stood at 8,179,394 votes in favour of the President, who gathered 1,108,016 more votes than in the August primaries, according to the data provided by the Electoral Justice.
The third place as was claimed by the Ricardo Alfonsín-Javier González Fraga ballot, with 11,14% of votes, followed by Alberto Rodríguez Saá who gathered 7,96%, Eduardo Duhalde, with 5.86%, Jorge Altamira, with 2,30% and Elisa Carrió with 1,86% of votes.
Randazzo stressed the precision of the provisional vote count, because “the results of the vote count done by the Electoral Justice gave the Victory Front a further 0.15 percentage of the votes,” while the rest of the parties the difference in votes was negative.
“The participation of registered voters in the presidential elections reached 79.31%”, Randazzo concluded.