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Infographic: Alberto Fernández’s presidential win

31st October 2019

By The Essential Staff

Infographic: Alberto Fernández’s presidential win

Alberto Fernández’s presidential win was narrower in Sunday’s general election when compared to the 49-32 landslide he obtained in the primaries, but it was still a strong first round victory when compared to Macri’s 51-49 triumph in the 2015 runoff.

</p> <p>Still, as the map below shows, Macri managed to consolidate his base, with narrow wins in many of Argentina&#8217;s central provinces. In the primaries, the outgoing president had only secured comfortable victories in his strongholds Córdoba province and Buenos Aires city, but he now added Entre Ríos, Santa Fe, San Luis and Mendoza.</p> <img class="alignnone wp-image-4922" src="https://gettheessential.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/graphic-300x203.png" alt="A graphic of Alberto Fernández's win in Argentina's presidential election" width="696" height="471" srcset="https://gettheessential.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/graphic-300x203.png 300w, https://gettheessential.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/graphic-768x519.png 768w, https://gettheessential.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/graphic-1024x692.png 1024w, https://gettheessential.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/graphic-600x405.png 600w, https://gettheessential.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/graphic.png 1109w" sizes="(max-width: 696px) 100vw, 696px" /> <p>That said, with the exception of Mendoza, the other three will be governed by Peronists, as the bounce back did not make it on time for the local elections, held earlier this year.</p> <p>Macri&#8217;s newfound votes came partly from Roberto Lavagna, who dropped from 8 to 6 percent of the tally, as well as from fifth and sixth-placed Juan José Gómez Centurión and José Luis Espert, both hard-right candidates, who continued to shed votes to the outgoing center-right coalition, after it shifted right during the final weeks of the campaign.</p> <p>The hard left, with Nicolás del Caño, held better, securing fourth place with 2 percent of the vote, but the number was not enough to secure any new seats in the House of Representatives when the Congress is renewed in December. Provincial parties and Lavagna&#8217;s <em>Consenso Federal</em> will hold a few minority seats to mediate between the two big blocs of the winner <em>Frente de Todos</em> and the second-placed <em>Cambiemos</em>.</p> <p>With only 97 percent of votes counted, there&#8217;s still room for Fernández&#8217;s margin of victory to grow somewhat, as districts like Buenos Aires province, which favors Peronism, have been undercounted on average, and there&#8217;s still the final re-count to take place next week.</p> <p>For a more detailed breakdown, the official results are available <a href="https://www.resultados2019.gob.ar/">on this website</a>.</p> <p>

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