Buenos Aires: Mauricio Macri won runoff, re-elected City Mayor.
Mauricio Macri was re-elected City Major of Buenos Aires
Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, won re-election on Sunday in a runoff in which pitted the Peronist senator Daniel Filmus, the candidate of President Cristina Kirchner, according to polls and exit polls cited by television in this country .
“Ballot, winning Macri,” titled Channel 5 News network, like cable channels TN and America 24 that put the phrase “Macri Won”, coinciding with the air channels 13 and Telefé.
Counted almost 100% of the votes last night, Macri got 64.2% of the vote and Filmus, 35.7%. The turnout exceeded 70%. No incidents during the elections.
In the first round on July 10, Macri won with 47% of the vote against 28% obtained by Filmus, but as they reached 50% of the votes had to make the second round.
Macri is one of the leading opponents of President Cristina Fernandez. The mayor of Buenos Aires had a successful term in the popular Boca Juniors football club. He heads the center-right PRO party.
U.S. Senator Daniel Filmus is and represents the Peronist Victory Front, center-left.
The 2.4 million voters in the capital account for nearly 9% of the population of Argentina.
Macri’s triumph can be read as the second electoral setback of the national government of Cristina Fernandez, before the general elections of October 23.