Argentina 2023 elections: official tally confirms initial results

According to National Electoral Directorate, Thursday’s results showed the lowest-ever difference between the provisional and final tallies

Voting in Argentina. Credit: Mariano Fuchila

The National Electoral Chamber (CNE, by its Spanish initials) published the official final vote count of the presidential elections on Thursday, confirming that 77% of the country’s eligible voters participated in the general election.

“This was the presidential election with the lowest-ever difference between the provisional and final tallies,” Marcos Schiavi, head of the National Electoral Directorate (DiNE by its Spanish acronym) told the Herald. The DiNE carries out the provisional count on the day of the elections.

According to the final numbers, Unión por la Patria (UxP)’s presidential candidate Sergio Massa received 36.78% of the votes (while the provisional count gave him 36.68%). Runner-up La Libertad Avanza (LLA)’s hopeful Javier Milei obtained 29.99% (0.01% more than in the provisional count) and Juntos por el Cambio (JxC)’s candidate got 23.81% (0.02% less than in the provisional count).

Meanwhile, Hacemos por Nuestro País (HUxNP)’s Juan Schiaretti got 6.73% (0.05% higher) and Frente de Izquierda de Trabajadores Unidad (FIT-U)’s Myriam Bregman obtained 2.7% (no change from the provisional count).

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The final tally, made by the National Electoral Justice, is the only legally binding one.

Unsubstantiated allegations of fraud were spread about the provisional tally on social media from accounts linked to the far-right coalition La Libertad Avanza (LLA). Both the National Electoral Chamber and the National Electoral Director said that those allegations were unfounded. 

“[Those allegations] disinform public opinion and undermine democracy as a system of shared beliefs,” the CNE said in a press release published on October 30.

The CNE officially informed Congress of the results on Thursday and in turn, the legislative body formalized the run-off for November 19.


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