Wide triumph of Union for the Homeland in Catamarca
The Governor of Catamarca, Raúl Jalil (NA)
Shortly after 10:30 p.m., the first official results of the PASO were released. In Catamarca, the current governor, Raúl Jalil, was elected by almost 59% of the electorate, when 17.01% of the tables had been counted.
Together for Change was behind, with 26%. In the opposition bloc, Flavio Fama won Rubén Manzi internally: the difference between the two was 500 votes.
Meanwhile, the candidate for La Libertad Avanza, José Jalil Colome, ranked third among the most elected, with more than 13% of the vote.
Electoral participation in Catamarca exceeded 63%
This was indicated to the press by the federal judge of that province, Miguel Ángel Contreras. “According to unofficial data, so far the percentage of votes was 63.3%,” the magistrate reported, although he clarified that “this number may increase because there are still people voting inside some schools.”
At the national level, the National Electoral Chamber reported that, after 7:00 p.m., 68.5% of the register had voted.
The voting closed and the first results are awaited
The main pre-candidates for the governorship of Catamarca voted
The main pre-candidates for the governorship of Catamarca voted this Sunday in the PASO, which until now have been carried out normally in that province, where more than 340,000 citizens are empowered to also elect pre-candidates for president, national deputies and provincial legislators.
The opposition candidates listed in the Juntos por el Cambio (Juntos por el Cambio) front, who compete with two lists in the PASO, have already cast their votes.
“I think we are going to win the elections. The sum of our lists is going to win in the PASO and on October 22 we are going to win”, said the pre-candidate for governor for the list “El Cambio de Nuestras Vidas”, Rubén Manzi, referenced at the national level with the pre-candidate for president Horacio Rodriguez Larreta.
The pre-candidate assured that after the PASO both his list and “Gana Catamarca”, which postulates Flavio Fama as a pre-candidate for governor, will unite to win the government of Catamarca.
Meanwhile, Fama, referenced at the national level with the pre-candidate Patricia Bullrich, assured that “if the percentage of voters is high, you have to stay calm with the results.” Finally, Fama announced that he will wait for the results of the elections in the capital committee of the Catamarcan Radical Civic Union.
Gustavo Saadi, Mayor of Catamarca (Official Twitter)
The mayor of the Capital and pre-candidate for re-election by Unión por la Patria, Gustavo Saadi, voted at the Higher Institute of Art and Communication (ISAC) and urged the people of Catamarca to exercise their right to vote. “I ask the neighbors to come and vote, since our democracy is consolidated and our institutions are strengthened,” he emphasized.
“Voting consolidates democracy, today the citizen has the voice,” said Saadi, who added: “You have to vote with peace and tranquility,”
Regarding the results of the elections, Saadi said that he will await the outcome of the elections in the company of the other Unión por la Patria pre-candidates at the headquarters of the local Justicialista Party.
Lucía Corpaci, national senator for Catamarca
The national senator for the ruling party, Lucia Corpacci, asked that these PASO elections be lived “like a party” since they are about to celebrate 40 years of democracy. “Although it seems trite, I lived that return and I speak to young people, the feeling of not being able to say what one thinks or cast a vote is tremendous,” she said.
And he added: “Voting is important, at that time, with the return of democracy, it did not matter who won, the important thing was to be able to vote and have someone who was elected by the people. So it is for this reason that I hope and wish that everyone comes to vote, we must bear in mind that it is not an obligation, it is a right and it is important that people use that right”.
Raúl Jalil, Governor of Catamarca
After the delays in the start of the voting due to the lack of polling station authorities, the governor of Catamarca, Raúl Jalil, cast his vote at the Huayra Punco school. “I don’t want to talk about political parties, I want to thank the people,” he said.
In relation to the inconveniences in the opening of the elections, the Catamarcan president maintained that “it has already been normalized throughout the province.”
A woman casts her vote at a polling station during primary elections in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Many of the schools authorized to vote in the city of Catamarca that had to open their doors after 8 o’clock to receive voters, who this Sunday elect national and local authorities, had not yet done so due to the lack of polling station authorities. and urns.
The positions that are renewed in 2023 are: governor and lieutenant governor, 8 senators and 20 provincial deputies.