December 6, 2013
Buenos Aires City electoral map reshuffled
PRO regains top spot from UNEN in the capital after broad victory on Sunday
The electoral map in Buenos Aires City after Sunday’s midterms differed from the one that emerged after the primaries.
The UNEN front was no longer the dominant political force in 13 of the 15 districts as it had been in August. Furthermore, UNEN lost its northern strongholds. Maps illustrates how top Lower House candidate Elisa Carrió’s hopes to win the capital’s congressional race were left in shreds by PRO candidate Sergio Bergman’s revival.
Back in August, UNEN reached peaks of 44 percent in the neighbourhoods of Belgrano and Nuñez (Commune 13), 45 percent in Recoleta (Commune 2) and 43 percent in Palermo (Commune 14). Back then, results divided into geographical areas showed how Carrio’s strongholds had migrated from centre and western middle-income neighbourhoods to high-income areas throughout the last decade, as a shift to the right made her more appealing to the PRO’s base.
Two months after UNEN’s grand performance at the primaries, the PRO successfully reclaimed some of its traditional electorate, winning in nine of the City’s 15 districts. Bergman’s list improved eight points from August and imposed itself in Recoleta, Núñez, Belgrano and Colegiales with an average of 40 points. UNEN’s Carrió ticket dropped to 38, still high but not enough to maintain its primaries victory.
On the other hand, UNEN managed to triumph in central neighbourhoods like Caballito (Commune 6), Almagro and Boedo (Commune 5) with an average of 34 points.
Finally, the PRO’s Lower House ticket conquered the Kirchnerite stronghold in the southern Comune 8 (Soldati, Riachuelo and Lugano neighbourhoods). During the primaries, the Victory Front (FpV) received an average of 30 points, while the PRO just 27 percent. On Sunday, Macri’s candidates took the lead with a floor of 36 points seconded by the FpV’s 33 percent.