Peronist presidential candidate Alberto Fernández stretched his lead over President Mauricio Macri by four million votes (4,092,625) in this month’s primary vote, according to finalised voting results released today by the government.
According to the final results seen by Noticias Argentinas, the Peronist leader obtained slightly over 12 million votes (12,215,099) throughout the country.
The current president garnered just over eight million votes (8,122,474).
The provisional count, put out by the Government, accounted for 98.67 percent of votes. According to those numbers, Fernández recorded 47.65 percent of the vote compared to Macri’s 32.08 percent.
The confirmed tallies also confirm the names of the candidates that will appear on the ballot in October’s general election. Candidates which won more than 1.5 percent of the vote include Consenso Federal’s Robert Lavagna, Frente de Izquierda y de los Trabajadores’s Nicolás del Caño, Frente NOS’ José Gómez Centurión, and Frente Despertar’s José Luis Espert.
After a continued delay in voting results for Buenos Aires Province, officials released today official voting data, confirming a strong showing for Peronist candidate Axel Kicillof of more than a million-and-a-half votes over current Governor María Eugenia Vidal.
In the provincial provisional count, Kicillof had garnered 49.34 percent of the vote compared to Vidal’s 32.56 percent with 98.5 percent of districts processed.
The new data, seen by Noticias Argentinas, shows that the Kirchnerite politician won 4.92 million votes, while the incumbent took 3.22 million votes, translating to 49.1 percent versus 32.2 percent – a different of almost 17 percentage points.
Article 113 of local electoral law establishes that whoever obtains the "simple majority of the votes" is the winner come October.