Gerardo Zamora is the favorite to win the Government of Santiago del Estero
Due to the mismatch with the electoral calendar at the national level due to the intervention that the province suffered in 2004, Santiago del Estero is this Sunday the only province in which its citizens, in addition to electing those who will occupy legislative positions, decided who will be the governor until 2025.
The Civic Front achieved a resounding victory in the Santiago del Estero elections, both in the category of governor and in those of national deputies. Gerardo Zamora won the elections and will be governor for the fourth time. With 74.68% of the polls scrutinized, he obtained more than 58% of the votes. Together for Change, which had Natalia Meme as a candidate, finished second, far behind, with 14.17 percent.
In total, 778,455 people from Santiago were authorized to vote this Sunday. According to the Electoral Secretariat of the local Federal Court, 230,053 of those voters belong to the provincial capital. In addition to being governor, in the northern province 3 national deputies, 40 provincial legislators, mayors in the departments of Atamisqui and Clodomira, and also 137 municipal commissioners were elected.
Zamora already ruled for two consecutive periods between 2005 and 2013, then he was succeeded by his wife, the current national senator Claudia Ledesma Abdala, and in 2019 he again prevailed in the elections. Militant of radicalism, in 2005 he acceded to the highest provincial office after the intervention that Néstor Kirchner had arranged a year before to remove the leader Carlos Juárez from power. Zamora formed the Civic Front where radicals, but also Peronists and provincial forces converge. Shortly after, he joined the “transversal project” promoted by Kirchner at the national level.
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