With only a 22.16 percent of the votes tallied, the preliminary recount in the Río Negro gubernatorial elections showed that Victory Front candidate Carlos Soria was beating his opponent César Barbeito by a wide margin, suggesting that he will become the province’s next governor.
With only a 22.16 percent of the votes recounted, Soria had obtained a 54.68 percent of the votes, while his main opponent had only obtained a 32.40 percent. Earlier, polls in the Río Negro province closed with no major incidents reported as the population cast their ballots in order to pick their next governor. The main contenders in the race are César Barbeito, a “Kirchnerite-Radical,” and FPV Carlos Soria.
Also, the seats of 46 legislators and municipal authorities in 20 cities were up for grabs.
The people of Río Negro approached the province’s schools on Sunday in order to pick their new governor, scheduled to take office on December 10th. After 12 pm, election officials announced that they believe a 50 percent of registered voters had already approached the polls.