December 20, 2014
De la Sota wins Córdoba's gubernatorial elections
With 89.53 percent of the ballots tallied, Justicialist Party's candidate José Manuel De la Sota retakes the province's reins with 42.41 percent of the vote, while Civic Front's Luis Juez obtained 29.72 percent, and Radical Party's man, Oscar Aguad, reached 22.85 percent. Thus, De la Sota retakes the governor's post after leaving it in 2007.
The other two candidates, Oscar Aguad and Luis Juez had previously acknowledged defeat.
Former Córdoba city Mayor, Juez had denounced the existence of a “political maneuvering”, poised to defeat him.
The single ballot system was praised by the voters.
The first results came from the city of La Falda, where citizens made use of the electronic vote methodology.
A 50 percent of the two and a half million people registered to vote in the Córdoba province are believed to have casted their ballots.
People chose from a batch of candidates that are distinctive for the lack of a Kirchnerite candidate among them.De la Sota has been accused by his rivals of being the candidate closest to the Kirchnerites, although he insists he has no relationship with the National Government.
The election saw the debut of the single ticket system in the province. The same system was used two weeks ago in the Santa Fe province gubernatorial elections, although Córdoba residents have raised their doubts about the system.