Large margin for Gutiérrez in an internal without surprises

Starting today, a new phase will begin in the provincial government that will be signed by the re-election of Governor Omar Gutiérrez. "The big challenge will be to win in 2019," demanded the governor last night, shortly after gaining the victory in MPN's internal elections.

"The political project will merge into one, the colors will end in the MPN", he replied in the midst of the euphoria of the triumph when "Río Negro" asked him what he would say to his current governor, Rolando Figueroa, who confronted him in the internal of yesterday.

From the data that the MPN published at the end of this edition, it appears that about 120,000 people voted, of which 62% did for the Azul de Gutiérrez list and 38% for the Violeta de Figueroa, about 74,400 against 45,600. "It's 30% of the province's total census and it's the same percentage we applied in 2014," Gutiérrez said. The official data indicated that, with 60% of the counted tables, the Blue was imposed with 57%.

Figueroa preferred silence. His spokespeople repeated that there was fraud. Gutierrez reminded him that the election was controlled by 23 veterans of the judiciary and saved the reasonableness of the election act.

He insisted twice that "there are no winners or losers in the MPN".

Gutiérrez organized a party on the street for the seat of the MPN governmental council in Olascoaga 1.002. Shortly after the 22nd, ex-governor Jorge Sapag arrived and was delighted with his candidate.

When he showed himself before the crowd waiting for him, Gutiérrez took the microphone and began to scold the song sung by the militants. "Where they are, where are the ones who are going to win us," they said. The governor told them not to move on and they changed to a more neutral one. A clear message of unity that was also taken by Guillermo Pereyra who told this newspaper that he would call Figueroa before the end of the day to invite him to take part in the challenge to preserve the province in 2019.

Gutiérrez said he could not attend his cell phone for 20 years, so if Figueroa had called him, he would not have been able to come. He had attended a congratulatory call with Senator Pereyra.

Would Figueroa be encouraged to go outside the MPN? Pereyra frankly replied that he did not believe it and that it was necessary to bet on the unit. Gutiérrez preferred the call to unity gestures.

From now on, the provincial election date must be determined, for which the governor denied a specific answer: "Step by step we had to win the internship first and then we will determine the date".

To begin with, a web of meetings and agreements will start, because it is the board of directors whose management is shared by Jorge Sapag and Pereyra, who draw up the list of provincial deputies with the waiting places, that is, they can go to court to reach the legislative power. The loser may have deputies, but the leadership of the party says where it is. Everyone knows that after substitution number 12 it is difficult to sit on the comfortable, leather-embroidered Leloir 810.

In numbers


votes about was the difference obtained by the Blue over the Violet, according to official information released last night by the president of the MPN.


votes obtained the blue list. In 2014, the formula Gutiérrez Figueroa took 69,631.


They voted in the internal and open election of the MPN of a standard of 420,735 connected and independents.

He lost the intendants of El Chañar, El Cholar, Caviahue and Chos Malal

With more than 60% of polling stations in the province, the Blue list yesterday announced a resounding victory. Their representatives said they won at 50 of the 54 locations.

In the north of Neuquén, region with a clear influence of the Violeta list, the sector under the leadership of the governor, Omar Gutiérrez, won unexpected victories. In Huinganco, with 100% of the counted tables, Azul won with a small difference. He won 49.39% of the votes in the governors category against 46.76% of his competitor. He also stayed at Las Ovejas, a city where he earned 54.32% of the votes.

He achieved a comfortable victory in the oil region & # 39; s such as Añelo and Rincón de los Sauces. In both he won with 60% of the votes.

La Azul also performed well in the south of the province. In San Martin de los Andes with 85.19% of the counted tables, the Gutiérrez list was left with 61.26% of the votes. In Villa La Angostura 91.66% of the data won the current president with 53.77% of the votes. In Villa Traful the victory was 55.67%.

The current governor lost in Caviahue-Copahue, place of reference of the deputy Alma "Chani" Sapag. With the total of the counted tables Violeta won 54.15% of the votes in the category governor. The list, led by the current governor, Rolando Figueroa, won in San Patricio del Chañar, Chos Malal and El Cholar.

In the oil cities such as Añelo and Rincón de los Sauces, keys for Vaca Muerta, the Blue list retained the applications for the quartermaster.

A classic: taxi & # 39; s and contracted vehicles

On Saturday, most petrol stations crossed with vehicles ready to load their tanks. Yesterday in a central corner of the capital Neuquén became the base for the operation of taxis.

According to information from the Peones union, about 280 units went to the provincial party's internal elections, but did not indicate which list.

Figueroa did not speak but left suspicion about the elections

The opponent of the moment was the big absent last night when they knew the preliminary results of the internal movement of the popular Neuquino movement (MPN). Deputy Governor Rolando Figueroa avoided the loser photo when the Electoral Council gave Omar Gutiérrez an advantage of 57% against 39% and sent the lawyers of the Violeta list to the press conference they had given the minutes before the 21st to denounce the election. " fraudulent". "This has been transformed into a catalog of maneuvers, fraud and non-transparency," said José Russo representative Federico Brollo and Rodolfo Chaneton in an office in Independencia Street.

The spokesman called "tightening", "trout tickets" and resulted in a number of tables that are "very different, almost magical", but clarified that they will analyze today whether they will formulate a complaint in court. He justified that they could not do so in the course of the elections because the election law was "closed" and no one received the proposals. "The Judges of the Judiciary have seen nothing and we do not know where they are," questioned about the 23 inspectors who had been appointed to check the elections in the big cities.

Violeta's was an anticipated speech because her members had already stated that their Blue competitors & # 39; a fraud & # 39; had prepared that they had bought votes and had extorted people to vote.

"We feel disappointed by our colleagues" It is always possible to smooth out rough edges, but in this context it is very difficult, here is betrayal ", said Russo.

The vice-governor will speak today at 11 am to give his vision on what happened, because the analysis of the data "requires a more vision of a statesman, less warm," said the lawyer.

Figueroa chose yesterday to wait for the results in his house with his daughters and he answered no questions from the press after 18 years. His most important candidates also remained silent.

The preliminary results indicated a victory for Violeta in the intentions of Chos Malal, El Cholar and El Chañar.

analysis: Gutiérrez with his own stamp in the blue list

Governor Omar Gutiérrez reached a little more than an election victory yesterday. He scored his personal mark on a creation of the former governor Jorge Sapag: the Blue list. Both he and his opponent and opponent, Rolando Figueroa, came to the government in the hands of the leader and as part of a renewal within the MPN.

The presence of Sapag, from the shadows, was a constant suspicion both internally and externally. That was the case that Figueroa dedicated much of his criticism to his exmentor.

"This is all about him," said a Gutiérrez employee. The governor opted for equipment and style: young profiles and show management. With that and without the battery of presumptions of Figueroa perforating reality, it could obtain the triumph. But it remains to be seen whether it will reach to reunite the MPN and to keep the government after 2019.

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