Elections in Jujuy, Misiones and La Rioja: who are the candidates and what is at stake

After the opening of the electoral year by Río Negro and Neuquén, with the surprise result that ended the six-decade hegemony in power of the Neuquén Popular Movement, the second batch in the elections will take place in Jujuy, Misiones and La Rioja next Sunday May 7th.

In the three provinces that add up to almost two million voters will go to the polls to elect governor and lieutenant governor, among other local officials. These elections, where there will be no runoff, mark different realities with the UCR, the Frente Renovador para la Concordia and the Frente de Todos ruling, in all cases with high chances of revalidation. The second main course of May will be a week later, on Sunday the 14th, where La Pampa, Salta, San Juan, Tucumán and Tierra del Fuego will have general elections.

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In place of Gerardo Morales (left) is Carlos Sadir (right), a man close to the governor actuary.

In addition to electing governor and vice president, in the northernmost province of the country, the members of the unicameral legislature, which has 48 seats and is renewed by halves, every two years. In this case, unlike other provinces, legislators are elected by single district. In addition to this, they will vote mayors and some municipalities will renew councilors and members of their commissions.

The current governor and presidential candidate for the UCR in Together for Change, Gerardo Morales, will not be able to seek his re-election because he ruled for two consecutive terms. For this reason, the official will try to make his political strength, the Cambia Jujuy Frontcontinues in power after eight years under the candidacy of the current provincial finance minister, carlos sadir. The man close to Morales will be accompanied in the formula by Alberto Bernis, provincial deputy since 2005 and current president of the pro-government bloc.

For its part, Peronism reaches the comedians divided into three ballots: the Justicialista Front, Jujuy Has a Future, and Unity for Jujuy. The list of Justicialist Front It is headed by the former provincial and national deputy, Ruben Rivarola; while the pro-government deputy Carolina Moisés is running for lieutenant governor. Jujuy has a future placed the Peronist leader and former rector of the National University of Jujuy (UNJu), Rodolfo Tecchi, as a candidate. In the case of Unit for Jujuythe ballot is composed by the provincial deputy John Cardozo. Originally, Senator Guillermo Snopek, one of the legislators who separated from the ruling party in the Upper House to form the Federal Unit block, had appeared in his place, but he was challenged since he is Morales’s brother-in-law.

He left frontthat had favorable numbers in the last elections, was predominantly with the union leader and deputies alejandro vilca. Libertarians, who do not have the support of Milei, run with the list VIA+headed by the former mayor of Perico, Luciano Demarco. for the party labor policy Presents itself Inaki Aldasoro.

Added to this, 48 conventional constituents will be elected for a partial reform of the provincial Magna Carta. Morales, who expanded the Supreme Court of Justice to have his own automatic majority, will lead that ballot for the local ruling party. The modification will reach 17 articles, among which are setting a limit of two consecutive terms to the individual mandates of governors, limiting roadblocks, prohibiting pardons for those who commit serious intentional crimes and the reinforcement of some freedoms.

The Rioja

Ricardo Quintela will seek re-election and will maintain the hegemony of the PJ in the province.

Ricardo Quintela, current governor, will seek re-election under the Frente de Todos ticket. Since 1983 the Justicialista Party has been in provincial power. Quintela will be accompanied by the provincial deputy for the capital of La Rioja, Teresita Madera. The capital of the province is a key region, since it gathers 60% of the electoral register.

The opposition list will be headed by the macrista Philip Alvarezwho will be accompanied by the vice mayor of the Rioja capital, the radical Guillermo Galván.

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For his part, Liberalism comes in two formulas. One of them is headed by the provincial deputy Martin Menem, nephew of the former president, along with Carolina Moreno, a list that has the support of Milei. On the other hand, under the wing of Espert, there is a feeling christian corsican, president of the local UCedé. He left front has a single applicant, the feminist and teacher reference carolina gaoycochea.

In addition to the elections for the local executive, La Rioja will also elect provincial deputies in eleven departmentsASI como mayors and councilors in all departments. As in Jujuy, constituent conventions will be voted (in this case, 36), to carry out a reform of the provincial Constitution that proposes, among other measures, limiting re-election; gender parity in elective positions; the constitutional consecration of the rights to water, energy, Internet connectivity and food sovereignty, and updating of powers and attributions in the Judiciary.

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The pro-government Frente Renovador de la Concordia will put into play the hegemony in the executive that it has maintained since the creation of the space in 2003. The candidate will be Hugo Passalacqua, who was governor during the period 2015-2019, and will be accompanied by the provincial deputy Lucas Romero. The current local president, Oscar Herrera Ahuad, will head the list of provincial deputies. Although the party maintains its independence at the provincial level, it was an ally during the Kirchner administration.

By opposition prevails by Together for Change the national deputy of the UCR, martin arjol. The vice candidate will be Natalia Dörper.

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Hugo Passalacqua will culminate in the Concord Renovation Front, which has been in power since 2003.

The Frente de Todos will be represented by two spaces: the broad front and Everyone’s Strength. The first will lead as a candidate for governor the former national deputy and current legislator of Parlasur, julia perie; while the second (list more identified with Kirchnerism) is headed by the leader of the Agrarian and Social Party, Isaac Tonguewho will be accompanied by Santiago Mansilla.

He Labor Party he scams with virginia villanueva as a candidate. Milei’s libertarians, under space Integration and Militancywill appear headed by alvarenga nymph. The last two spaces are the Democratic Partyscam George Pelinskyand For Life and Valuesscam Debora Mangone.

Added to this, Misiones will choose 20 titular provincial deputies and 7 substitutesASI como municipal authorities in the 78 parties of the province.


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