Various consultants measured the impact of the scandal for the birthday celebration of Fabiola Yañez, President Alberto Fernández’s partner in Quinta de Olivos and in full strict quarantine on July 14, 2020. But beyond the numbers, Sunday will be the first real test at the polls: Corrientes is the first province to open the elections for executive positions.
The correntinos they will elect governor for the next four years in a climate of uncertainty due to the Olivos scandal and, on the other hand, because the lieutenant governor broke with the ruling party of Together for Change and will compete for Peronism for the mayor of the capital city.
Just like four years ago there will only be two electoral alliances who dispute the governorship. For the ruling party, ECO + Vamos Corrientes, the current radical governor Gustavo Valdés presents himself, favorite in polls, which is going for reelection, the only one authorized by law in the province. And he has national senator Pedro Braillard Poccard as his running mate.
While by the Corrientes de Todos Front nominates the former mayor of Corrientes capital and former national senator, Fabian Rios, current works manager of Aña Cua, the work to expand the binational dam Yacyretá, located in that province.
Ríos will be accompanied in the binomial by the provincial senator Martín Barrionuevo, who gained visibility for his data on the coronavirus on social networks.
It will be the first executive election since the Olivos scandal, which impacted the electorate according to pollsters. As an example, Clarion had posted the weekend a first poll in the AMBA of Management & Fit (which measures, among others, for the governments of the City, Córdoba and Santa Fe), in which 60% of those consulted asked for sanctions for the President and one in five said that I would stop voting for Kirchnerism.
From the local government campaign they are confident that they will make a good choice and are based on their polls. Until less than a month ago, Valdés was the governor with the best positive image in the country, and on Sunday night the UCR prepares the festivities. But the party will only be complete if they manage to retain the provincial capital, where the focus is today.
Gustavo Canteros, vice-governor of Corrientes, allied himself with Peronism to go for the mayor’s office against JxC.
The current mayor is the radical Eduardo Tassano, who repeats the formula again and will be accompanied by the liberal of the ELI party, Emilio Lanari, to retain the commune.
Face the current lieutenant governor, Gustavo Canteros, that since they did not let him go to an intern within the ECO alliance, he jumped to Peronism, which joined behind his candidacy. She has as a running mate the justicialist pediatrician Gladys Abreo.
In addition to governor and vice, the 894,376 qualified Corrientes to vote, according to data from the National Electoral Chamber, next Sunday will also define five senators, 15 provincial deputies, mayors and councilors in 57 municipalities.
One of the data that is repeated as in 2017, is that there will only be two fronts that aspire to the governorship but due to the electoral system there will be 56 ballots in the dark rooms. In Corrientes the participation of each party is enabled by alliance, with paper sheets lists, in black and white without photos.
Along with Santiago del Estero, Corrientes is one of the two provinces elected as governor this year, as of the change in dates as a result of the respective federal interventions.
The provincial election
Facing the Corrientes legislature, Governor Valdés leads the current mayor of the city as the first candidate for senator by Goya, Ignacio Osella (UCR) and as the first candidate for the provincial lower house, the president of the Liberal Party, Ana María Pereyra.
The Corrientes de Todos Front has as its first candidate for provincial senator the current national deputy José “Pitín” Ruiz Aragón, who should be replaced in the National Congress by the justicialist Fabián Borda. And for Deputies, the applicant in the first place is the massista Germán Braillard Poccard, currently a councilor in Corrientes capital.
For this Thursday the two campaign closings are expected, and on Sunday 336 schools will be voted on throughout Corrientes, where 2,566 tables will be set up.
With information from the Télam Agency