Peruvian Extraordinary Congressional Elections 2020 Jan 27, 2020 20:12:29 GMT yellowperil likes this
Post by iain on Jan 27, 2020 20:12:29 GMT
I can't imagine so!
Some more results:
San Martín, on the edge of the Amazon - 2 for Acción Popular, 1 for each of Alianza para el Progreso and Fuerza Popular
Arequipa, home to the second city (also called Arequipa) - 2 for Unión por el Perú, 1 for each of Partido Morado, Acción Popular, Frente Amplio and FREPAP
In Madre de Dios, the only single member state, also on the edge of the Amazon, the poll was topped by Avanza País, a socially conservative but left wing party. However, they will not reach the national threshold, meaning the seat will instead go to Unión por el Perú.
This election really has been a total clusterfuck. Given the bizarre patterns from province to province, it would be an even more splintered Congress if not for the 5% threshold, even with the small district magnitudes. This will probably be okay for Vízcarra's last year in office (both President and Congress will be re-elected in April 2021) as his main agenda of anti-corruption measures is backed (often very strongly) by the vast majority of smaller parties who have made their way into Congress. Furthermore, there will be a relatively clear centre-right majority. However, it does not bode well for the stability of the country going further forwards, particularly for the Presidential election.