Corrientes: Colombi beat FPV candidate and was reelected
In a very slow provisional count, the radical president Ricardo Colombi won Sunday’s elections for governor in Corrientes by about 5 points on the candidate of the Front for Victory Carlos Mauricio “Camau” Espinola.
At 0:30 Colombi claimed victory against militants who had begun to celebrate one hour before. But simultaneously Espinola also went on to claim victory own database.
The choice was very polarized, to the point that radical also Eugenio “Nito” Artaza got less than 3 percent of the vote.
According to official data: Meeting for Corrientes (ECO) got 50.87 percent of the votes, the Front for Victory (FPV) the 45.81 percent, and Change People, the radical Eugenio “Nito” Artaza, 2.98 percent.
With these results Colombi becomes the first governor to be reelected in the institutional history of Corrientes, since the election was enabled with the constitutional reform of 2007.
Colombi is the only provincial leader of the UCR that is not politically aligned to the Casa Rosada and based his campaign with a tough speech against the national government.