If the provincial gubernatorial elections were children, Chaco would be the favorite child while Tucumán would be the case that forces Mom to pour that extra glass of wine at dinner.
In other words, the Chaco elections were smooth as butter to the point that defeated opposition candidate Aída Ayala (Vamos Chaco) even said, “It’s what the people have expressed and we must respect that.”
Kirchnerite candidate Domingo Peppo was elected governor of Chaco with 56.28 percent of votes.
Buenos Aires Governor and Victory Front (FpV) presidential hopeful Daniel Scioli was psyched about the win for his party, calling it a day for democracy and prophesizing the good to come via Twitter.
“Quiero saludar a todos los chaqueños por esta jornada democrática y todo lo bueno que se vislumbra.”
— Daniel Scioli (@danielscioli) September 21, 2015
“I greet all of Chaco on this democratic day and everything good that lies ahead.”
While everything was good and dandy in terms of having a corruption-free election, there’s clearly much work to be done in Chaco.
Chaco made headlines last week regarding the death of a 14-year-old from malnutrition and tuberculosis.
Hopefully Peppo celebrated well because he should probably get started addressing some serious problems – as in this very moment. The Social, Economic and Political Social Investigation Institute (ISEPCI) reported that nearly half (48.1 percent) of the province is under the poverty line while 14.4 percent is qualifies for extreme poverty.
So, on the eve of the presidential elections next month, Chaco transitions to the next Kirchnerite leader while Tucumán continues to disappoint its Malbec-guzzling parent immensely.