On Sunday the results of the PASO they surprised an official that the winner was assumed and the results of the last elections of 2019 were reversed in many provinces.
This was the case with the province of Buenos Aires, where Together for Change, with the lists of Diego Santilli and Facundo Manes, beat the Frente de Todos with a percentage of 37.99% against 33.64% of the votes that received the official list headed by Victoria Tolosa Paz.
On the map that will be analyzed in this note on the performance of Juntos in the province of Buenos Aires, the division is expressed in electoral circuits, which according to the Electoral Code are subdivisions of the districts that group the voters because of the proximity of the domiciles, a polling station being enough to constitute a circuit.
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Of the 1161 circuits recorded on the map by data expert political scientist Andy Tow, in collaboration with the Grupo Octubre digital products team, in Santilli won 668 circuits and Manes won 432. Of the remainder, in 23 there was a tie and in 38 there is no data.
Anyway, if one looks at the map, more territory appears in red, the one assigned to Manes. This is explained because Santilli prevailed in more populated circuits, such as the northeast of the province, which in turn has more circuits, but which are located in less territorial space.
Santilli’s list, Es Juntos, got 1.89,769 votes, which represented 60.18% within the Juntos por el Cambio internal list. For his part, Manes obtained 1,254,220 votes, which is equivalent to 39.81% in the internal vote. If the votes of both are added, his party obtained 37.99% of the votes in the province, leaving second to the only list presented by the Frente de Todos with 33.64%.
According to the Electoral Code, the organization from highest to lowest begins with the district, follows the section, then the circuit and finally the corresponding table. In this case, the district is the province of Buenos Aires, which is divided into seven sections that in turn included 1,161 circuits for this election.
For instance, the second and third electoral sections, where Santilli was imposed, represent less territory than the sixth section where Manes was imposed which is the largest in territorial dimension, but not in votes.
In a chat with IP News, the candidate for deputy and deputy head of the Buenos Aires government gave his opinion on the results of last Sunday and acknowledged that his electoral strategy had been to win in 50 Buenos Aires towns and he achieved it in 45 while Facundo Manes “targeted localities with radical mayors”.