Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, the big winner of the PASO primaries held in the city, said today even the votes obtained by his rival Gabriela Michetti “are all for the PRO” party and assured they will add votes from other political forces on July 5 general elections.
With 98.43 percent of the polling stations reported, PRO candidate Horacio Rodriguez Larreta was the big winner yesterday with 28.41 percent ofthe votes beating his primary rival Gabriela Michetti (18.93 percent). The PRO party, led by Mayor of the city of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri, was the most voted space with 47.34 percent.
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The charisma wasn’t enough. Senator Gabriela Michetti turned out to be the loser of what had turned out to be the most exciting contest of the City primaries.
Only the Workers’ Leftist Front (FIT) and Luis Zamora’s Autodeterminación y Libertad (AyL) party were able to scrape past the 1.5-percent primary threshold yesterday, with approximately 64,000 voters giving each party the backing it needs to stand in the July 5 general elections.
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Kirchnerite candidate in the city Mariano Recalde, who yesterday ended in the third place against PRO’s Horacio Rodrgiuez Larreta and ECO’s Martín Lousteau, today ratified his electoral strategy will continue although he admitted his party kicked off the race “late.”
Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández today came on stage to refer to the PASO primary elections held yesterday in Buenos Aires City where the anti-government PRO party won.
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The Victory Front (FpV) and its presidential hopefuls tried to put a positive spin on bad results last night, expressing hopes that the July 5 general elections will push them into a runoff against the PRO.
More than 300,000 voters tried the new electronic voting system that was scattered around the capital’s polling-stations yesterday to give citizens a brief glimpse of what will be lying in store for the next elections, as over two and a half million people cast their votes in the City primaries (PASO).
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The Buenos Aires City mayoral race has only just started. But it has managed to bring to the forefront numerous issues that will be the biggest challenges for whoever takes over from Mayor Mauricio Macri.
The Neuquén Popular Movement (MPN) won the first gubernatorial election of the year yesterday, with Omar Gutiérrez defeating the Victory Front (FpV)’s Ramón Rioseco and UCR-PRO’s Horacio “Pechi” Quiroga.