According to the first calculations, the current governor of Corrientes, the radical Gustavo Valdés, obtained re-election with an unprecedented victory in the province. Did it in front of Fabian Rios, the representative of the Front of All.
The official counts began to be published at 9:00 p.m. this Sunday and, with just 3.47 of the votes counted, the difference was notable in favor of the provincial ruling party: 75.77% against 24.23 of the Kirchnerist opposition.
At 10:30 p.m., already with 10% of the vote, the figures were similar: it had barely varied hundredths. And at dawn this Monday the same trend was maintained, with more than 60% of the votes without varying the result more than decimals.
Around 3.30 this Monday, with 99.06% of the count made, the winner registered 76.76% of the votes, while his rival accumulated 23.24% of the votes.
After 8 p.m., Alfredo Cornejo, president of the National UCR, already announced to Clarín: “They are very high percentages. Very few governors from Peronism have won by these numbers, and sure no radical governor did it for such a large number“.
“We still do not have final results so I cannot venture. But it is a very important victory for Valdés and what he represents in Corrientes and for national radicalism,” the also deputy.
The leadership of radicalism went to the province to celebrate the forcefulness of the election that for senators gave just over 75% and was expanded in deputies to more than 76%.
Cornejo continued, in dialogue with Clarín: “It is difficult to make a national reading of a provincial election that has its logic. Yes there is a vintage climate where Kirchnerism is losing face and that influences Corrientes, CABA, the Province of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Santa Fe, Mendoza or some provinces in the north or south of the country. The national government has not produced positive results in health and economic matters, and this has to do with a climate. “
He closed: “It is a triumph of radicalism but it is a triumph of Together for Change, it is categorically a triumph of the coalition. Gustavo Valdés and the radicalism of Corrientes are fully members of JxC and have PRO leaders integrated into their government and the ready. The national government does not have the strength it had in 2019 and 2020. In 2021 it has weakened. “
If these numbers are confirmedIt will be a blow to the government. In 2017, Valdés himself beat Carlos “Camau” Espínola 54% to 45%. And in October 2019, the Fernández formula -Alberto and Cristina- took almost 20 points from Macri-Pichetto in the province.
The governor voted at the Mariano Moreno school in the provincial capital
An alert from Corrientes
The alert also sounds for this year’s elections, since Corrientes is one of the eight districts that renews its three senatorial seats nationals and the Frente de Todos puts two into play.
The Corrientes election was carried out normally but after 18 there were no official data yet on a key data: presenteeism, in the middle of a pandemic. In addition, it was voted for the mayor of the city of Corrientes, the capital of the province, in a hand in hand between the current radical communal chief, Eduardo Tassano, and the candidate of the justicialismo, Gustavo Canteros, who joined the Frente de Todos after breaking with Valdés, of whom even today he is still his lieutenant governor.
The election took place less than 72 hours after the provincial deputy Miguel Arias was shot in the middle of the campaign closing ceremony in the town of Tapebicuá. Even in circumstances that were not clarified by justice, the legislator of the Frente de Todos was shot in the abdomen, of which it evolves favorably in a hospital in the provincial capital.
Valdés, dressed in a white shirt and jean, voted this Sunday at the Mariano Moreno school in an operation without unforeseen events, loaded with preventive measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, the same day that the president decided to go to phase 5 by the reduction of contagions in the City.