Argentine provincial elections, 2015

Election of Argentine Governors, 2015

21 of the 23 Provinces of Argentina and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
  First party Second party Third party
Alliance Front for Victory Cambiemos Federal Peronism
Seats before 15 2 3
Seats won 12 5 4
Seat change -3 +3 +1

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Party PJ PS Others
Alliance Progresistas Others
Seats before 0 1 1
Seats won 1 1 1
Seat change +1 0 0

On the 25 October elections numerous provinces also elected governors, with the new ones beginning their terms on 10 December 2015. These provinces were Buenos Aires province, Catamarca, Chubut, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, Misiones, San Juan, San Luis and Santa Cruz, encompassing 11 of the country's 23 provinces. The other provinces elected governors in different days of 2015; the only exceptions were Corrientes and Santiago del Estero whose governors' terms were not due to finish in 2015.[1]

María Eugenia Vidal was elected governor of the populous Buenos Aires Province, defeating the controversial Aníbal Fernández; her victory influenced as well the growth of Macri in the presidential elections. Similarly, the unpopular Fernández may have subtracted non-Kirchnerite votes from Scioli.[1] The victory was considered significant given that Fernández is the incumbent Cabinet Chief of the Kirchner administration, and that Vidal is directly replacing Daniel Scioli's current post as governor of the province.[2] It is made more significant as she is the first female governor of the province, and the first non-Peronist governor since 1987. The Republican Proposal also retained the city of Buenos Aires, that elected Horacio Rodríguez Larreta as the new mayor.[1] The PRO stronghold had gone to a second round between Larreta and Martín Lousteau (also of the Cambiemos front, but not in the same party) after the Front for Victory's Mariano Recalde finished third.[3] Juan Schiaretti won the elections in Córdoba, and he is the single governor of the UNA ticket.[1] The socialist Miguel Lifschitz was elected governor of Santa Fe, after a controversial triple tie with the PJ and PRO. Carlos Verna was reelected governor of La Pampa.[1]

The votes in Entre Ríos had a slow count. During a week, the provisional results suggested that Gustavo Bordet may be the new governor of Entre Ríos, but Alfredo de Angeli claimed that the uncounted votes may turn the tide and make him the winner instead.[4] The final results were released on October 30, confirming the victory of Bordet. Hugo Passalacqua, vice governor of Maurice Closs was elected governor by a wide margin.[1]

Rosana Bertone was elected governor of Tierra del Fuego. The radical Eduardo Costa got the higher number of votes in Santa Cruz, but Alicia Kirchner was elected governor, thanks to the Ley de Lemas. The former governor of Chubut Mario Das Neves was elected again. Neuquén and Río Negro elected Omar Gutiérrez and Alberto Weretilneck, who ran for local parties.[1]

Mendoza provided an early victory for the opposition, by the radical Alfredo Cornejo. Alberto Rodríguez Saá was elected governor of San Luis once again. The Front for Victory retained the provinces of San Juan and La Rioja, with Sergio Uñac and Sergio Casas.[1]

Lucía Corpacci was reelected in Catamarca. Juan Manuel Urtubey got an important victory in Salta against Romero, and kept the province for the FPV. The radical Gerardo Morales was elected governor of Jujuy, the first non-Peronist one since the return of democracy in 1983. He expects to have a tense relation with the populist Milagro Sala. Juan Luis Manzur was elected governor of Tucumán, but the denounces of electoral fraud became a national scandal. The elections were first declared null by local judge, and then ratified by the local Supreme Court. The case is currently held by the national Supreme Court.[1][5][6]

Province Affiliation (Party) Governor Vice Governor Date held
Buenos Aires
City of Buenos Aires
Cambiemos (PRO) Horacio Rodríguez Larreta Diego Santilli 5 July
25 July (runoff)
Buenos Aires Province
Buenos Aires Province
Cambiemos (PRO) María Eugenia Vidal Daniel Salvador 25 October
Catamarca Province
Front for Victory Lucía Corpacci Octavio Gutiérrez 25 October
Chaco Province
Front for Victory Domingo Peppo Daniel Capitanich 20 September
Chubut Province
Federal Peronism (Chubut Somos Todos) Mario Das Neves Mariano Arcioni 25 October
Córdoba Province, Argentina
Frente Renovador (Unión por Córdoba) Juan Schiaretti Martín Llaryora 5 July
Entre Ríos Province
Entre Ríos
Front for Victory Gustavo Bordet Adán Bahl 25 October
Formosa Province
Front for Victory Gildo Insfrán Floro Bogado 25 October
Jujuy Province
Cambiemos (UCR) Gerardo Morales Carlos Haquim 25 October
La Pampa Province
La Pampa
Federal Peronism (PJ) Carlos Verna Mariano Fernández 25 October
La Rioja Province, Argentina
La Rioja
Front for Victory Sergio Casas Néstor Bosetti 5 July
Mendoza Province
Cambiemos (UCR) Alfredo Cornejo Laura Montero 21 June
Misiones Province
Front for Victory (Front for the Renewal of Concord) Hugo Passalacqua Oscar Herrera Ahuad 25 October
Neuquén Province
Movimiento Popular Neuquino Omar Gutiérrez Rolando Figueroa 26 April
Río Negro Province
Río Negro
Federal Peronism (Juntos Somos Río Negro) Alberto Weretilneck Pedro Pesatti 14 June
Salta Province
Front for Victory Juan Manuel Urtubey Miguel Isa 17 May
San Juan Province, Argentina
San Juan
Front for Victory Sergio Uñac Marcelo Lima 25 October
San Luis Province
San Luis
Federal Peronism (PJ) Alberto Rodríguez Saá Carlos Ponce 25 October
Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Santa Cruz
Front for Victory Alicia Kirchner Pablo González 25 October
Santa Fe Province
Santa Fe
Progressives (Partido Socialista) Miguel Lifschitz Carlos Fascendini 17 June
Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Tierra del Fuego
Front for Victory Rosana Bertone Juan Carlos Arcando 21 June
28 June (runoff)
Tucumán Province
Front for Victory Juan Luis Manzur[lower-alpha 1] Osvaldo Jaldo 23 August

See also


  1. José Cano (UCR) denounced electoral fraud that may have benefited Manzur. The Supreme Court of Tucumán ratified the elections, but the case is still going on at the Supreme Court of Argentina


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  2. Jastreblansky, Maia (26 October 2015). "El "no" a Aníbal, en números: corte de boleta y distritos que cambiaron de color". La Nacion. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  3. Elecciones porteñas 2015: amplio triunfo de Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, pero habrá ballottage con Martín Lousteau - La Nacion, 5 July 2015
  4. "De Ángeli, cerca de la gobernación de Entre Ríos" [De Ángeli near being governor of Río Negro] (in Spanish). Perfil. October 27, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  5. News Ghana (November 22, 2015). "Points worth noting about Argentina's presidential election". News Ghana. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  6. News Ghana (November 22, 2015). "Argentina's Daniel Scioli losses in presidential race". News Ghana. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
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