Aníbal Tortoriello in the bunker on Sunday after the results
After a tight definition, the representative of Juntos por el Cambio in Río Negro, Aníbal Tortoriello, won the second seat for the National Congress that was at stake and was located behind the elected deputy Agustín Domingo, proposed by the provincial party Juntos Somos Río Negro , who achieved a comfortable victory.
The Rio Negro force led by the former governor and current national senator, Alberto Weretilneck, was the only one that was able to unleash the festivities, with Rio Negro governor Arabela Carreras at the head.
This Thursday after noon, the Electoral Justice ended with the final count in which Tortoriello surpassed the camper candidate Ana Marks, who placed third in the general count. In this way, the national ruling party lost a key space in the lower house.
On the map of the new Congress, the Frente de Todos maintains a minimal difference (118-117) with respect to the Juntos por el Cambio bloc in the Chamber of Deputies, after the victory obtained in the province of La Rioja.
In the South, the result of the Sunday contest ended with 27.16% of the votes in favor of the Juntos por el Cambio candidate and 26.96% for the Peronist candidate, subtracting to compute the result of 20 tables distributed throughout the provincial territory. That is, 1.2% of the standard.
The 756 votes difference registered at that time encouraged Tortoriello to timidly celebrate the victory, assuring that the result was irreversible. The Frente de Todos, for its part, pointed out that the matter was not defined and mentioned the existence of a “technical tie”. The verdict, finally, gave the reason to the candidate of Together for Change by a meager difference.
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The attorneys general of the two parties worked alongside the Electoral Justice since Tuesday afternoon, when the stage of analysis of the challenges and presentations began.
This work was centralized in the Federal Justice offices in Viedma, the capital of Rio Negro. The Frente de Todos appealed votes from the yellow ones due to the color of the ballots, although the proposal was discarded by the authorities, who valued the intention of the voters to elect that list.
In addition, the Frente de Todos hoped to reduce the difference with the votes obtained from those from Rio Negro who voted abroad and also in the prisons of the province.
The Senator of the Frente de Todos Martín Doñate, the main promoter of Marks’ candidacy, acknowledged the defeat after the final count was completed. “The will of the people from Rio Negro is reflected in this final count. The transparency and fidelity of the decision of the people of Rio Negro were guaranteed and, with that, we can already say that the second place, by a meager difference, is for the candidate Aníbal Tortoriello ”, he said.
Together We are Río Negro prevailed in the province
Doñate defended herself from the criticism of the macrista candidate, but assured: “Neither his grievances or disqualifications will make me stop acting with respect in my way of linking myself and relating to the occasional political adversaries.”
The ruling party, belonging to Juntos Somos Río Negro, assured that the midterm election “was historic” in the province, with the election of a party far removed from the two great forces in the country. It is that Peronism marked its dominance in the parliamentary electoral contests of the last 40 years.
The Juntos Somos Río Negro candidate outperformed the Juntos por el Cambio candidate by 38055 votes and the camper representative by 38,791, a force that was left empty-handed.
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