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Argentine province court orders new governor elections, annulling 23 August polls

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 10:10 UTC
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The election was protested by the main opposition candidate, Jose Cano, claiming many irregularities had taken place. The election was protested by the main opposition candidate, Jose Cano, claiming many irregularities had taken place.
On 23 August, Juan Manzur, a close ally of Cristina Fernandez and former Healthcare minister, allegedly won by a considerable margin. On 23 August, Juan Manzur, a close ally of Cristina Fernandez and former Healthcare minister, allegedly won by a considerable margin.

The Administrative Court of the Argentine northern province of Tucuman has ordered fresh elections for governor, annulling the polls which took place on August 23, in which a close ally of Cristina Fernandez and former Healthcare minister, Juan Manzur allegedly won by a considerable margin.

 The election was protested by the main opposition candidate, Jose Cano, claiming many irregularities had taken place.

The claims were later supported by opposition parties which appealed to the federal Argentine National Electoral Court (CNA) that announced a set of additional rulings to ensure transparency for the coming October presidential election.

The ruling signed by judges Salvador Norberto Ruiz and Ebe Marta López Piossek “partially upholds the injunction” presented by the (opposition) Bicentennial Agreement party, while also asking for “a new call for elections”.

According to the statement, the provincial government has two days to “put in place the necessary processes ordered by the judicial ruling”.

The annulment had been requested by the opposition front, with José Cano as candidate, alongside the suspension of the final recount and new elections, on the grounds that “the election in Tucumán shows evidence of an engrained fraud which goes beyond the events on voting day.”

In the final recount, Manzur took 491,951 votes (51.64%), more than 110,000 more than Cano who took 380,418 (39.94%).

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  • ChrisR

    Good grief, the argies are doing the right thing.

    Must be a bad day for TMBOA, this AND a judge demanding truthful answers to poverty and the like.

    “How dare these people question the carefully craft lies I tell” you can imagine TMBOA saying.

    Sep 17th, 2015 - 11:07 am 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Can you imagine being in the same room right now as la kretina? Oh...the gnashing of teeth and the pulling of hair...must be quite a scene.

    Sep 17th, 2015 - 11:36 am 0
  • ElaineB

    I honesty don't think they had any choice. The overwhelming stench of corruption and the refusal by people to accept the result forced their hand. See, Argentines, never forget you have the real power.

    Sep 17th, 2015 - 12:45 pm 0
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