Argentina’s second electoral district voted on Sunday for incumbent candidate, Jose Manuel de la Sota as the next governor of the province of Cordoba.
Argentine Chief of Staff, Aníbal Fernández, came on stage Monday after the Buenos Aires City runoff elections to give his breakdown of Sunday’s events which have been described by political analysts a landslide victory for the incumbent mayor Mauricio Macri.
Re-elected Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri gave his victory speech after defeating Kirchnerite Daniel Filmus on Sunday, and said his party (PRO) would begin the process of deciding which of the presidential candidates to support in Argentina’s general elections of next October.
“We received a vote of confidence from the Santa Fe people”, said early Monday the Argentine province next governor Socilaist Antonio Bonfatti, following his tight Sunday victory which also “cast a punishing vote” for the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, ahead of next October election.
In what is seen as a major setback for Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ‘Victory Front’ her candidate to governor of the country’s fourth most important electoral district, Santa Fe came in third with just 22.2% of the votes at Sunday’s provincial election.
Santa Fe is Argentina’s fourth most important electoral circuit and on Sunday will be voting for governor and a package of provincial officials from lawmakers for the local congress to councilors.
Buenos Aires City Mayor, conservative Mauricio Macri said on Monday he was “really surprised” with the large margin victory obtained in the first round of his bid for re-election and considered the result “a good example of the voters’ independency, and how citizens can surprise with their decisions”.
Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri took a 20-point lead on Kirchnerite mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus on Sunday’s election but none of the candidates managed to obtain more than 50% of the votes.
Almost two million and a half Buenos Aires city residents will vote Sunday to elect a new Mayor and Deputy-Mayor for Argentina’s capital from a list of 15 hopefuls although current mayor Mauricio Macri and the central government coalition sponsored candidate Daniel Filmus are expected to re-edit the scenario of four years ago.
Tierra del Fuego incumbent governor Fabiana Rios was re-elected on Sunday’s run-off with 50.2% of the vote beating Rosana Bertone who obtained 48.9%, according to the latest official results.