The PASO yielded a result in three thirds which created a lot of uncertainty for the elections this October 22. The percentages achieved by La Libertad Avanza, Juntos por el Cambio and Unión por la Patria did not allow us to formulate an accurate forecast for today’s electoral result.
In the category of vote for president, the newest force, created around the economist’s candidacy Javier Milei, It was imposed in 16 provinces, out of a total of 24 districts in the country. In six of them he won without even having campaigned in person: he did not visit them. The libertarian candidate won in Salta, Misiones, San Luis, La Pampa, Santa Cruz and Jujuy, provinces to which he did not go and where he won without having a political structure to support him.
In addition, he was the presidential candidate with the most votes in Córdoba, Tucumán, Santa Fe, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut and Tierra del Fuego. In 12 of those districts his votes exceeded 35%, namely: Jujuy, Salta, Tucuman, Misiones, Santa Fe, La Rioja, San Luis, Mendoza, Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut and Tierra del Fuego. The most striking case is that of Salta, a province in which he did not set foot, but where he obtained the highest percentage of votes, reaching almost 50 percent.
The ruling force, Unión por la Patria, whose candidate is the current Minister of Economy of the Nation, Sergio Massa, was the most voted in only 5 districts but prevailed in the province of Buenos Aires, the one with the largest number of voters (13 million voters). The others in which UxP came in first place are: Chaco, Formosa, Santiago del Estero and Catamarca. However, it exceeded 35% of the votes only in Santiago del Estero, where it reached 53.28 percent.
Finally, Together for Change It was the force with the most votes in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, with 48.31% of the votes, and came in first place in two other districts: Corrientes and Entre Ríos, although with tighter numbers.
The district with the greatest electoral weight is obviously the province of Buenos Aires which with its 13,110,768 qualified voters represents 37.04% of the total votes. On the other hand, since it does not have a ballot system, it will define its next governor today.
Next in number of voters, the province of Córdoba, where La Libertad Avanza was the most voted force in the PASO. With 3,065,088 citizens authorized to vote, it represents 8.66% of the national registry.
Then comes the province of Santa Fe which, with 2,818,280 qualified voters, constitutes 7.96% of the total voters in the country.
Fourthly, there is the Buenos aires citywith 2,533,092, representing 7.16 percent of the national registry.
The next important district is the province of Mendozawhere Javier Milei was also the candidate with the most votes (45%), who has 1,492,379 qualified voters, which represents 4.22% of the total voters.
In total throughout the country, the La Libertad Avanza candidate obtained about 7 million votes, that is, the 30,02% of the total.
Together for Change was the second most voted force, with the 28,17% of the votes, but divided between the candidacies of Patricia Bullrich and Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.
Finally, Sergio Massa was the second most voted candidate, but his force, Unión por la Patria, came in third place, with the 27,16% of the total votes.
This is the scenario of high unpredictability that the PASO left behind. It will be known today how the quite unexpected result of the primaries that, just over two months ago, shook the political board, impacted each force and each candidacy.
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