Cordoba lived this Sunday a new election day with 88 municipalities and communes that elected their authorities. The schools closed their doors at 18 pm and the first results are awaited, with the expectation of Together for Change to snatch localities from local Peronism, referenced in Juan Schiaretti and his dolphin to the governorship, Martín Llaryora.
The province has 427 municipalities that have mostly separated their local elections from the provincial elections scheduled for June 25. Each election day has served to measure the political thermometer of the province that can twist the presidential election in October.
La Calera, the most important town surrounding the provincial capital, is expected the presence of Juan Schiaretti if the local government gets good results. But there is a particular situation: the governor supports the candidacy of Facundo Rufeil, who seeks his reelection, while his dolphin to succeed him in the province, Martín Llaryora, supports the candidacy of the Peronist related to Kirchnerism, Gastón Morán.
The remaining lists are from Juntos por La Calera, related to Juntos por el Cambio, which proposes Fernando Rambaldi; the Calerense Unity Movement headed by María Abdelnabe; the Victory Party that drives Pedro Cuchallo; the Democratic Party with Augusto Chávez and the Left and Workers Front with Ximena Castillo.
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Meanwhile, Llaryora, who this week was asked for leave as mayor of the capital to dedicate himself to the campaign, is expected for the celebrations in Sampacho.
Together for Change will seek to retainsome of the main municipalities it governs: Berrotarán, Villa Giardina, Santa María de Punilla and Tanti.
Other localities governed by the Peronist ruling party where attention will be paid to the results will be: Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, Capilla del Monte, La Cumbre, Unquillo.
There will also be elections in Cosquín, where socialism governs by the hand of Gabriel Musso.
Meanwhile, Rio Tercero held its PASO elections this Sunday with the participation of eight lists, of which half respond to Peronism. Marcos Ferrer, of Radical Evolution, governs the district that will be watched with attention by the main reference of the force at the national level, Martín Lousteau.
In turn, about seven districts will proclaim their authorities directly when a single list has been presented for the elections. These are the towns of Charbonier (PJ), Alto de los Quebrachos (UCR), La Batea (UCR), Las Caleras (JxC), Ticino (Unidos por Ticino), Silvio Pellico (Unidos por Silivo Pellico) and Arroyo Cabral (Juntos por Arroyo Cabral).
The electoral surprises of Together for Change in Córdoba
Some 29 municipalities of Córdoba went to the polls last Sunday. In most of the districts that were voted, Peronism, referenced in Juan Schiaretti candidate for governor, Martín Llaryora, managed to keep those seats. But there were some surprises.
Together for Change renewed the radical primacy in the six municipalities it governed and added two more, where the UCR had not governed for decades.
One occurred in Coronel Moldes, a town where the UCR had not won for 30 years. Ezequiel Moiso won 30% of the vote against 29% for the current vice mayor, Peronist Gustavo Argüello.
Ezequiel Moiso, of Juntos por el Cambio, the new mayor of Coronel Moldes.
Together for Change also took over the municipality of Las Acequias, governed by the PJ for two decades. There, the Radical German Martini will be the new mayor, winning 52 percent of the vote against 47 percent for Peronist Pablo Cavallo.
News in development.