Electoral authorities confirmed this Monday, June 26, that, after reviewing the voting record for the municipal corporation in Guatemala City, Ricardo Quinonez was reelected as mayor.
The magistrate of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Gabriel Aguilera, explained that the figures were favorable for the Valor-Unionista coalition, which nominated the current mayor, since it obtained a total of 106,220 votes.
The man in robes added that in this way the 105,698 votes corresponding to the Commitment, Renovation and Order (CREO) party, with which Roberto González was seeking the mayor’s office, were exceeded.
The pronouncement was given after González presented disagreements, a situation that led to the aforementioned review being carried out, which concluded in the afternoon today.
Ricardo Quiñonez narrowly leads Roberto González
Quiñónez assured that the mayoral election process was completed and, by majority decision, he was elected to continue in the municipality of Guatemala for a new term.
“A responsibility that I accept, aware of the needs and committed to the spirit of moving forward, of working to improve the living conditions of the City and its residents,” he said.
#EUElections2023 Ricardo Quiñónez, mayor of Guatemala City, who leads the vote count in the election of the capital commune, sends a message: “By decision of the majority, I have been elected to continue in charge of the Municipality of Guatemala for a new… pic.twitter.com/3g17YCoVzP
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CREO pointed out irregularities
After knowing the results of election day, the CREO candidate indicated that he would request the TSE to recount all the votes to define the municipal corporation of the capital.
He argued that certain anomalies had been identified, among them, that the data entry workers had “disappeared” records that could represent more votes for the political organization that nominated him.
In addition, he assured that there was a “sudden appearance” during the early morning of at least a thousand votes in favor of the Valor-Unionista coalition.
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TSE confirms re-election of mayor Ricardo Quiñónez