2007 Argentine general election

Argentina held national presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, 28 October 2007, and elections for provincial governors took place on staggered dates throughout the year. For the national elections, each of the 23 provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires are considered electoral districts. Voter turnout was 76.2%. Buenos Aires Province Senator and First Lady Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of the Front for Victory won the election by 45.28% of votes against Elisa Carrió of Civic Coalition ARI, making her the second female president of Argentina and the first female president to be directly elected. She broke the 40 percent barrier and won in the first round. Elisa Carrió won in the city of Buenos Aires and came second with more than 20 percent of the votes. Third was Roberto Lavagna, who won in Córdoba.[1]

2007 Argentine general election

Presidential election
← 2003 28 October 2007 2011 →
Registered27,137,719
Turnout76.20%
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Nominee Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Elisa Carrió Roberto Lavagna
Party PJ ARI UCR
Alliance FPV Civic Coalition UNA
Running mate Julio Cobos Rubén Giustiniani Gerardo Morales
States carried 21 CABA 1
Popular vote 8,652,293 5,168,481 3,402,981
Percentage 45.28% 27.05% 17.81%

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Nominee Alberto Rodríguez Saá
Party PJ
Alliance Justice, Union and Freedom Front
Home state San Luis Province
Running mate Héctor María Maya
States carried 1
Popular vote 1,459,174
Percentage 7.64%

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Most voted party by province (left) and department (right).

President before election

Néstor Kirchner
FPV-PJ

Elected President

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
FPV-PJ

Legislative election
← 2005 28 October 2007 2009 →

130 of 254 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
27 of 75 seats in the Senate
Turnout76.21% (Deputies)
73.93% (Senate)
Party % Seats +/–
Chamber of Deputies
Front for Victory

41.22% 84 +14
Civic Coalition

16.47% 23 +10
Consensus for an Advanced Nation

13.26% 12 -7
Recreate for Growth / Republican Proposal

5.33% 6 -3
Justice, Union and Freedom Front

4.70% 3 -8
Project South

1.70% 1 +1
Neuquén People's Movement

0.25% 1 -1
Senate
Front for Victory

45.33% 17 0
Civic Coalition

19.74% 4 +4
Consensus for an Advanced Nation

14.30% 2 -1
Neuquén People's Movement

1.21% 1 +1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
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Chamber of Deputies results by province

BackgroundEdit

Elections for a successor to President Néstor Kirchner were held in October. Kirchner, although not term-limited had declined to run for a second term.

In addition to the President, each district elected a number of members of the Lower House (the Chamber of Deputies) roughly proportional to their population, and eight districts elected members to the Argentine Senate, where each district is entitled to three senators (two for the majority, one for the largest minority party). In most provinces, the national elections were conducted in parallel with local ones, whereby a number of municipalities elect legislative officials (concejales) and in some cases also a mayor (or the equivalent executive post). Each provincial election follows local regulations and some, such as Tucumán, hold municipal elections on other dates in the year.

According to the rules for elections in Argentina, to win the presidential election without needing a "ballotage" round, a candidate needs either more than 45% of the valid votes, or more than 40% of the valid votes with a margin of 10 points from the runner-up. Following months of speculation, and despite high approval ratings, President Kirchner confirmed his decision to forfeit the 2007 race, and the ruling Front for Victory (FpV), a center-left Peronist Party, nominated the First Lady and Senator Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, on July 19.[2] Acknowledging the support of a growing number of UCR figures ("K Radicals") to the populist policies advanced by Kirchnerism, the FpV nominated Mendoza Province Governor Julio Cobos as her running mate.[3]

The ideologically diverse field also included former Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna (who broke with Kirchner in late 2005, obtained the endorsement of the UCR, and ran slightly to the right of the FpV), Elisa Carrió (a center-left Congresswoman close to the Catholic Church),[4] and numerous conservatives and socialists; in all, fourteen candidates registered for the election. The UCR, for the first time since it first ran in a presidential campaign in 1892, joined a coalition (Lavagna's UNA) rather than nominate its own candidate.

The President, who had maintained high approval ratings throughout his term on the heels of a strong recovery in the Argentine economy, was beset by controversies during 2007, including Commerce Secretary Guillermo Moreno's firing of Graciela Bevacqua (the INDEC statistician overseeing inflation data), allegations of Planning Minister Julio de Vido's involvement in a Skanska bribery case, and the "suitcase scandal." These controversies, however, did not ultimately overshadow positive consumer sentiment and a generally high presidential job approval.[5]

The Front for Victory's candidate, Senator and First Lady Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, maintained a comfortable lead in polling during the campaign. Her opponents focused on forcing her into a ballotage. However, with 13 challengers splitting the vote, Fernández won a decisive first-round victory with 45.3% of the valid votes, more than 22 points ahead of runner-up Carrió. She won in every province or district except San Luis (won by Alberto Rodríguez Saá), Córdoba (won by Lavagna), and the City of Buenos Aires (won by Carrió). Carrió, who obtained 23%, made history as the first runner-up to another woman in a national election in the Americas.[4]

Presidential candidatesEdit

A total of 14 candidates were on the presidential ballot, although only 3 or 4 garnered statistically significant amounts of support in polls. The candidates were as follows:

ResultsEdit

PresidentEdit

Presidential
candidate
Vice Presidential
candidate
Party Votes %
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Julio Cobos Front for Victory (FPV) 8,652,293 45.29
Elisa Carrió Rubén Giustiniani Civic Coalition (CC) 4,403,642 23.04
Roberto Lavagna Gerardo Morales Consensus for an Advanced Nation (UNA) 3,230,236 16.91
Alberto Rodríguez Saá Héctor María Maya Justice, Union and Freedom Front (FREJULI) 1,459,174 7.64
Fernando Solanas Ángel Cadelli Authentic Socialist Party (PSA) 301,543 1.58
Ricardo López Murphy Esteban Bullrich Recreate for Growth (Recrear) 273,406 1.43
Jorge Sobisch Jorge Asís Total Sobisch – Asís 268,395 1.40
The United Provinces Movement 152,448 0.80
Popular Union (UP) 69,126 0.36
Neighborhood Action Movement (MAV) 36,831 0.19
Movement for Dignity and Independence (MODIN) 9,987 0.05
Independent Movement of Retirees and Unemployed of Neuquén (MIJD) 3 0.00
Vilma Ripoll Héctor Bidonde Workers' Socialist Movement (MST) 142,528 0.75
Néstor Pitrola Gabriela Arroyo Workers' Party (PO) 116,688 0.61
José Montes Héctor Heberling Left and Workers Front for Socialism 84,694 0.44
Luis Ammann Rogelio de Leonardi Broad Front towards Latin American Unity (FRAL) 69,787 0.37
Raúl Castells Nina Pelozo Independent Movement of Retirees and Unemployed (MIJD) 48,878 0.26
Gustavo Breide Obeid Héctor Vergara People's Reconstruction Party (PPR) 45,318 0.24
Juan Ricardo Mussa Bernardo Nespral Popular Loyalty Confederation 10,558 0.06
Total 19,107,140 100
Positive votes 19,107,140 92.40
Blank votes 1,331,010 6.44
Invalid votes 241,176 1.17
Tally sheet differences 1 0.00
Total votes 20,679,327 100
Registered voters/turnout 27,137,719 76.20
Sources:[6][7]

Chamber of DeputiesEdit

 
President Néstor Kirchner (2nd from right) backs winning Front for Victory candidates (from L to R)
Daniel Scioli (Governor), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (President) and Julio Cobos (Vice President).
Party Votes % Seats won Total seats
Total Front for Victory (FPV) 8,524,699 41.22 84 154
Front for Victory (FPV) 5,942,286 28.73 53
Justicialist Party Alliance 264,495 1.28 3
Party for Citizen Consensus 236,211 1.14 2
Chaco Deserves More 232,851 1.13 2
Front for VictorySalta Renewal Party 190,067 0.92 2
Civic Front for Santiago 172,727 0.84 4
Front for the Renewal of Concord 165,151 0.80 2
Dialogue for Buenos Aires 159,134 0.77 1
Justicialist Party (PJ) 147,737 0.71 2
Everyone's FrontAutonomist Party of Corrientes 139,111 0.67 2
Broad Front – New Córdoba Front 138,596 0.67 1
Justicialist PartyFront for Victory 118,158 0.57 3
Federalist Unity Party (PAUFE) 103,043 0.50 1
La Rioja People Front 81,856 0.40 3
Consensus for Development 74,480 0.36 1
Jujuy First Front 54,220 0.26 1
Front for Change 48,286 0.23
Civic and Social Front of Catamarca 44,732 0.22 1
Viable Santiago Movement 33,372 0.16
A New Option 32,383 0.16
Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 32,042 0.15
Plural Consensus 28,810 0.14
Justicialist Front (Catamarca) 24,023 0.12
Party for Social Justice 19,179 0.09
Union for Jujuy – Plural Consensus 13,502 0.07
Renewal Current Party 12,794 0.06
Life and Commitment Movement 8,220 0.04
Commitment K 5,126 0.02
Justice, Democracy and Homeland 2,105 0.01
Intransigent Party (PI) 2 0.00
Total Civic Coalition (CC) 3,406,840 16.47 23 36
Civic Coalition (CC) 1,798,752 8.70 12
Socialist Party (PS) 1,009,491 4.88 8
Support for an Egalitarian Republic (ARI) 501,921 2.43 3
Support for an Egalitarian RepublicSocialist Party 69,057 0.33
Jujuy Change 12,521 0.06
Christian Democratic Party (Santiago del Estero) 9,109 0.04
Open Policy for Social Integrity (PAIS) 5,989 0.03
Total Consensus for an Advanced Nation (UNA) 2,741,843 13.26 12 31
Radical Civic Union (UCR) 1,183,568 5.72 6
Fair Society 253,870 1.23
Consensus for an Advanced Nation (UNA) 504,158 2.44 2
Democratic Progressive Party (PDP) 181,026 0.88
Everyone's Front 163,055 0.79 1
Integration and Development Movement (MID) 92,889 0.45
Democratic Party of Mendoza (PD) 71,792 0.35
Radical Civic Union – Corrientes Front 65,157 0.32 1
Jujuy Front 62,411 0.30 1
La Pampa Civic and Social Front 54,300 0.26 1
Let's Change to Grow Front 24,722 0.12
Civic and Social Front of La Rioja 24,263 0.12
Together for San Luis Front 19,684 0.10
Citizen Dignity 17,202 0.08
Salta Proposal 13,608 0.07
Constitutional Nationalist Party (PNC) 10,138 0.05
Total Recreate for Growth / Republican Proposal 1,102,035 5.33 6 15
PRO Union (PRO) 628,025 3.04 4
Republican Proposal (PRO) 275,601 1.34 2
Recreate for Growth (Recrear) 146,717 0.71
New Proposal (PANURecrear) 23,196 0.11
Republican ProposalRecreate for Growth 18,397 0.09
Republican Alternative Proposal 7,136 0.03
Commitment to Change 2,963 0.01
Total Justice, Union and Freedom Front (FREJULI) 972,391 4.70 3 14
Justice, Union and Freedom Front (FREJULI) 313,590 1.52
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCEDE) 225,032 1.09
Justicialist Front (San Luis) 137,343 0.66 2
Action for the Republic 126,650 0.61 1
Live Entre Ríos 58,952 0.29
Unity and Liberty Party (PUL) 31,026 0.15
Autonomist Party 30,075 0.15
Popular Loyalty 15,910 0.08
Renewal Crusade 15,781 0.08
Retiree's Front – People's Conservative Party 8,721 0.04
Popular Action Movement 3,462 0.02
Federal Confederation 2,734 0.01
Salta Popular Movement 1,545 0.01
Solidarity and Organization for Liberation 990 0.00
Loyalty and Dignity 580 0.00
Project South 352,566 1.70 1 1
Authentic Socialist Party (PSA) 189,154 0.91
Project South 133,411 0.65 1
Popular Unity Movement 30,001 0.15
Total The United Provinces Movement 196,009 0.95
Let's Go 57,949 0.28
Popular Union (UP) 62,406 0.30
Open Policy for Social Integrity – The United Provinces Movement 26,076 0.13
The United Provinces Movement 22,569 0.11
Popular UnionMODIN – Center Independent Force 8,030 0.04
Movement for Dignity and Independence (MODIN) 7,395 0.04
Federal Party (PF) 6,337 0.03
New Generation 2,846 0.01
Neighbourhood Action Movement 1,022 0.00
Independent Front of the North 781 0.00
New People 598 0.00
Workers' Socialist Movement-New Left (MST) 159,336 0.77
Workers' Party (PO) 126,729 0.61
Total Left and Workers Front for Socialism 86,246 0.42
Left and Workers Front for Socialism 69,448 0.34
Socialist Workers' Party (PTS) 13,883 0.07
Socialist Left (IS) 2,915 0.01
Total Broad Front towards Latin American Unity (FRAL) 75,191 0.36
Broad Front towards Latin American Unity (FRAL) 57,385 0.28
Humanist Party (PH) 9,527 0.05
Communist Party (PC) 5,001 0.02
La Rioja Popular Encounter 3,278 0.02
Neuquén People's Movement (MPN) 50,676 0.25 1 3
Porteño Consensus 50,432 0.24
Independent Movement of Retirees and Unemployed (MIJD) 34,405 0.17
People's Reconstruction Party (PPR) 27,800 0.13
Socialist Convergence 20,201 0.10
Federal Retirees Movement 15,667 0.08
Front for Peace and Justice 12,889 0.06
Call for Citizen Integration 12,265 0.06
Emancipatory Front 10,717 0.05
Popular Movement for the Reconquest 9,271 0.04
Renewal Party of the Province of Buenos Aires 7,206 0.03
Entre Ríos Broad Encounter 7,141 0.03
Popular Concentration 6,881 0.03
Buenos Aires Independent Solidary Action 6,618 0.03
Front of Self-Convened Political Groups 6,363 0.03
Movement of Work 6,242 0.03
Patriotic Movement 6,073 0.03
Corrientes First Front 5,814 0.03
Objective Will to Serve 4,833 0.02
Revolutionary Socialist League 4,724 0.02
Chubut Action Party (PACH) 4,601 0.02
Popular Sovereignty Front 4,277 0.02
Popular Participation Party 3,119 0.02
Popular Consensus 3,031 0.01
Citizen Action 2,778 0.01
Popular Assemblies 2,700 0.01
Independent Party of Chubut 2,255 0.01
Broad Popular Encounter 2,227 0.01
Fueguian People's Movement (MOPOF) 2,216 0.01
Autonomist Party of Catamarca 2,204 0.01
Provincial Action 2,142 0.01
Future Republic Movement 1,896 0.01
Authentic Fuegian Party 1,830 0.01
United People 1,434 0.01
Provincial Defense – White Flag 1,405 0.01
Fuegian Action Front 1,241 0.01
La Pampa Federalist Movement (MOFEPA) 895 0.00
Union for La Rioja 562 0.00
The Movement 184 0.00
People's Party of Neuquén 2 0.00
New Front did not run 3
Total 18,091,102 100 130 257
Positive votes 18,091,102 87.48
Blank votes 2,360,967 11.42
Invalid votes 228,594 1.11
Total votes 20,680,663 100
Registered voters/turnout 27,137,536 76.21
Sources:[8][7]

Results by provinceEdit

Province FPV CC UNA PRO FREJULI Others
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Buenos Aires 3,215,087 47.48 20 1,386,438 20.48 9 671,435 9.92 2 734,706 10.85 4 252,318 3.73 511,302 7.55
Buenos Aires City 396,765 21.69 3 535,580 29.28 5 253,296 13.85 1 245,578 13.42 2 116,843 6.39 281,318 15.38 1
Catamarca 98,357 68.73 2 14,598 10.20 14,975 10.46 9,747 6.81 5,431 3.80
Chaco 232,851 49.33 2 81,165 17.20 131,275 27.81 1 15,910 3.37 10,784 2.28
Chubut 144,901 65.34 3 38,054 17.16 28,283 12.75 10,527 4.75
Córdoba 396,072 25.27 3 281,175 17.94 2 542,780 34.63 3 18,397 1.17 219,045 13.98 1 109,818 7.01
Corrientes 227,676 55.48 3 51,448 12.54 69,606 16.96 1 30,332 7.39 12,935 3.15 18,370 4.48
Entre Ríos 296,771 47.68 2 114,763 18.44 1 115,223 18.51 1 11,786 1.89 59,571 9.57 24,294 3.90
Formosa 156,881 75.70 3 10,831 5.23 33,979 16.40 3,724 1.80 1,836 0.89
Jujuy 167,824 63.17 2 12,521 4.71 62,411 23.49 1 3,462 1.30 19,443 7.32
La Pampa 87,878 55.17 1 9,078 5.70 54,300 34.09 1 1,937 1.22 6,085 3.82
La Rioja 81,856 72.88 3 24,263 21.60 6,203 5.52
Mendoza 500,706 65.59 5 73,895 9.68 141,933 18.59 4,225 0.55 21,195 2.78 21,402 2.80
Misiones 297,356 69.75 4 15,194 3.56 55,655 13.05 2,432 0.57 55,679 13.06
Neuquén 72,181 36.69 1 44,071 22.40 16,565 8.42 4,037 2.05 59,881 30.44 1
Río Negro 155,493 64.31 3 44,877 18.56 27,751 11.48 13,671 5.65
Salta 415,880 87.75 4 7,577 1.60 26,574 5.61 1,664 0.35 1,545 0.33 20,671 4.36
San Juan 194,693 64.86 3 18,084 6.02 55,474 18.48 2,892 0.96 23,978 7.99 5,071 1.69
San Luis 17,128 8.56 24,296 12.14 19,684 9.84 137,343 68.65 2 1,623 0.81
Santa Cruz 58,973 67.84 2 24,722 28.44 3,235 3.72
Santa Fe 586,623 36.28 5 547,783 33.88 5 262,154 16.21 22,884 1.42 87,300 5.40 110,324 6.82
Santiago del Estero 290,134 88.00 4 17,088 5.18 6,208 1.88 4,247 1.29 3,409 1.03 8,609 2.61
Tierra del Fuego 23,235 46.83 2 12,321 24.83 1 3,256 6.56 2,963 5.97 1,634 3.29 6,208 12.51
Tucumán 409,378 65.68 4 66,003 10.59 100,041 16.05 1 16,387 2.63 31,509 5.06
Total 8,524,699 47.12 84 3,406,840 18.83 23 2,741,843 15.16 12 1,102,035 6.09 6 972,391 5.37 3 1,343,294 7.43 2

SenateEdit

Party Votes % Seats won Total seats
Total Front for Victory (FPV) 1,927,701 45.33 17 47
Front for Victory (FPV) 1,125,906 26.47 9
Chaco Deserves More 229,186 5.39 2
Front for VictorySalta Renewal Party 190,539 4.48 1
Civic Front for Santiago 179,136 4.21 2
Consensus for Development 81,200 1.91 1
Viable Santiago Movement 35,459 0.83 1
A New Option 33,041 0.78
Christian Democratic Party (PDC) 26,962 0.63
Renewal Current Party 13,564 0.32
Federalist Unity Party (PAUFE) 7,550 0.18 1
Commitment K 5,158 0.12
Total Civic Coalition (CC) 839,235 19.74 4 5
Civic Coalition (CC) 537,705 12.64 2
Socialist Party (PS) 139,431 3.28
Support for an Egalitarian Republic (ARI) 115,695 2.72 2
Support for an Egalitarian RepublicSocialist Party 43,671 1.03
Open Policy for Social Integrity (PAIS) 2,733 0.06
Total Consensus for an Advanced Nation (UNA) 608,251 14.30 2 11
Radical Civic Union (UCR) 239,748 5.64 1
Everyone's Front 147,491 3.47 1
Consensus for an Advanced Nation (UNA) 106,239 2.50
Democratic Progressive Party (PDP) 78,547 1.85
Integration and Development Movement (MID) 22,873 0.54
Salta Proposal 13,353 0.31
Total Recreate for Growth / Republican Proposal 275,555 6.48 1
Republican Proposal (PRO) 253,706 5.97
Recreate for Growth (Recrear) 17,047 0.40
Commitment to Change 4,802 0.11
Total Justice, Union and Freedom Front (FREJULI) 196,989 4.63 4
Live Entre Ríos 59,557 1.40
Justice, Union and Freedom Front (FREJULI) 50,968 1.20
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCEDE) 41,274 0.97
Autonomist Party 26,308 0.62
Popular Loyalty 15,310 0.36
Salta Popular Movement 1,518 0.04
Unity and Liberty Party (PUL) 1,455 0.03
Action for the Republic 599 0.01
Project South 126,859 2.98
Neuquén People's Movement (MPN) 51,451 1.21 1 1
Porteño Consensus 45,464 1.07
Workers' Socialist Movement-New Left (MST) 43,776 1.03
Workers' Party (PO) 34,480 0.81
Total The United Provinces Movement 25,309 0.60
The United Provinces Movement 15,860 0.37
Popular UnionMODIN – Center Independent Force 7,392 0.17
New Generation 2,057 0.05
Total Broad Front towards Latin American Unity (FRAL) 16,664 0.39
Broad Front towards Latin American Unity (FRAL) 14,184 0.33
Humanist Party (PH) 1,710 0.04
Communist Party (PC) 770 0.02
People's Reconstruction Party (PPR) 10,651 0.25
Total Left and Workers Front for Socialism 9,366 0.22
Left and Workers Front for Socialism 7,472 0.18
Socialist Workers' Party (PTS) 1,894 0.04
Entre Ríos Broad Encounter 7,615 0.18
Independent Movement of Retirees and Unemployed (MIJD) 6,503 0.15
Revolutionary Socialist League 4,538 0.11
Popular Sovereignty Front 3,589 0.08
Socialist Convergence 3,413 0.08
Citizen Action 2,668 0.06
Popular Assemblies 2,537 0.06
Future Republic Movement 2,267 0.05
Fuegian Action Front 1,935 0.05
Broad Popular Encounter 1,782 0.04
Fueguian People's Movement (MOPOF) 1,585 0.04
Authentic Fuegian Party 1,344 0.03
Call for Citizen Integration 653 0.02
The Movement 155 0.00
Popular Party 3 0.00
Republican Force (FR) did not run 2
New Front did not run 1
Total 4,252,338 100 24 72
Positive votes 4,252,338 91.00
Blank votes 364,388 7.80
Invalid votes 56,066 1.20
Total votes 4,672,792 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,320,953 73.93
Sources:[9][7]

Results by provinceEdit

Province FPV CC UNA PRO FREJULI Others
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Buenos Aires City 412,012 22.41 1 530,304 28.84 2 268,997 14.63 248,881 13.54 115,152 6.26 263,416 14.33
Chaco 229,186 47.75 2 78,075 16.27 147,491 30.73 1 15,310 3.19 9,868 2.06
Entre Ríos 297,770 47.65 2 116,495 18.64 114,499 18.32 1 11,503 1.84 60,156 9.63 24,452 3.91
Neuquén 72,911 36.95 2 43,671 22.13 16,742 8.49 3,891 1.97 60,095 30.46 1
Río Negro 165,092 67.02 3 43,901 17.82 23,949 9.72 13,402 5.44
Salta 420,442 87.98 3 7,401 1.55 26,524 5.55 1,653 0.35 1,518 0.32 20,334 4.26
Santiago del Estero 306,717 91.19 3 7,815 2.32 6,131 1.82 4,825 1.43 3,398 1.01 7,464 2.22
Tierra del Fuego 23,571 46.31 1 11,573 22.74 2 3,918 7.70 4,802 9.44 1,455 2.86 5,576 10.96
Total 1,927,701 45.33 17 839,235 19.74 4 608,251 14.30 2 275,555 6.48 0 196,989 4.63 0 404,607 9.51 1

GovernorsEdit

The elections for governors took place in ten provinces in September, which were won in six provinces by Kirchner's Front for Victory. Hermes Binner was elected governor of Santa Fe, defeating Peronist Rafael Bielsa, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Pres. Néstor Kirchner. Binner thus became the first Socialist governor in Argentina's history and the first non-Justicialist elected governor of that province. Center-left Fabiana Ríos (ARI) became the first woman elected governor in Argentina, winning an upset in Tierra del Fuego Province, while the moderately conservative Mauricio Macri was elected Mayor of Buenos Aires (an office similar to governor) in June 2007.[10]

Corrientes Province and Santiago del Estero Province did not have elections for governors in 2007, as they had already taken place in 2005.

District Elected Governor Party % Runner-up Party %
Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli Front for Victory (FPV) 48.2 Margarita Stolbizer Civic Coalition 16.6
Catamarca Eduardo Brizuela del Moral Civic Social Front – FPV 52.6 Luis Barrionuevo Justicialist Party (JP) 37.6
Chaco Jorge Capitanich Justicialist 46.8 Ángel Rozas L Front for All (UCR) 46.6
Chubut Mario Das Neves Justicialist 76.7 Raúl Barneche UCR 13.5
City of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri PRO 60.9 Daniel Filmus L Front for Victory (FPV) 39.1
Córdoba1 Juan Schiaretti Justicialist 37.2 Luis Juez Social and Civic Agreement 36.0
Entre Ríos Sergio Urribarri FPV 47.0 Gustavo Cusinato UCR 19.9
Formosa Gildo Insfrán R Justicialist 76.0 Gabriel Hernández UCR 19.2
Jujuy Walter Barrionuevo FPV 36.0 Carlos Snopek Jujuy First Alliance 30.0
La Pampa Óscar Jorge Justicialist 53.5 Juan Carlos Marino Social and Civic Agreement 36.6
La Rioja Luis Beder Herrera R La Rioja People's Front 42.6 Ricardo Quintela FPV 27.8
Mendoza Celso Jaque Justicialist 37.9 César Biffi Citizen's Alliance 30.0
Misiones Maurice Closs Front for the Renewal of Concord 38.4 Pablo Tschirsch FPV 28.6
Neuquén Jorge Sapag Neuquén People's Movement 48.3 Horacio Quiroga FPV – UCR Alliance 35.0
Río Negro Miguel Saiz UCR 47.3 Miguel Ángel Pichetto FPV 40.8
Salta Juan Manuel Urtubey Salta Renewal Party – FPV Alliance 46.3 Walter Wayar Justicialist 45.3
San Juan José Luis Gioja FPV 61.2 Roberto Basualdo Front for Change 24.5
San Luis Alberto Rodríguez Saá R Justicialist 86.3 Roque Palma Popular Socialist 9.8
Santa Cruz Daniel Peralta FPV 58.1 Eduardo Costa UCR 38.8
Santa Fe Hermes Binner Progressive, Civic and Social Front 52.7 Rafael Bielsa FPV 41.9
Santiago del Estero2 Gerardo Zamora R Civic Front for Santiago 85.1 Marcelo Lugones Popular Unity Force (UCR) 5.0
Tierra del Fuego Fabiana Ríos ARI 52.4 Hugo Cóccaro FPV 47.6
Tucumán José Alperovich R FPV 78.2 Ricardo Bussi Republican Force 5.3

Sources: Clarín, September 3, 2007. National Electoral Direction, Ministry of Interior.
1: Civic and Social Front candidate Luis Juez, who lost by 1.1%, accused Justicialist candidate Juan Schiaretti of electoral fraud; the Argentine Supreme Court certified the results in October.[11]
2: Election held November 30, 2008.
R: Reelected.
L: Incumbent lost.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Página/12 :: El país :: Kirchner, presidenta con "A" final".
  2. ^ La Nación (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Página/12 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ a b Con perfume de mujer (in Spanish) El Espectador
  5. ^ Reuters (5/30?2007)
  6. ^ "Recorriendo las Elecciones de 1983 a 2013 – Presidenciales". Dirección Nacional Electoral.
  7. ^ a b c "Elecciones Generales 28 DE OCTUBRE DE 2007" (PDF). Ministry of the Interior. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 9, 2012.
  8. ^ "Recorriendo las Elecciones de 1983 a 2013 – Diputados Nacionales". Dirección Nacional Electoral.
  9. ^ "Recorriendo las Elecciones de 1983 a 2013 – Senadores Nacionales". Dirección Nacional Electoral.
  10. ^ Pour la première fois, un socialiste est élu gouverneur d'une province argentine[permanent dead link], Le Monde, September 4, 2007 (in French)
  11. ^ "Córdoba: la Justicia confirmó su triunfo y Schiaretti ya es gobernador electo". Clarín. October 19, 2007.

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