Bolivian special municipal election, 2011

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The 2011 Bolivian special municipal elections were held on 18 December 2011. These elections cover three of five municipalities currently without elected mayors in Bolivia: Sucre, Quillacollo, and Pazña.[1] Elections for the Mayor of Punata will be held 29 April or 6 May 2012.[2] Newly elected mayors will receive their credentials from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal on 27 January 2011, after which they may be sworn in.

Special Election to be held City Outgoing Mayor (Party) Notes Mayor Elect
18 December
2011
Sucre, Chuquisaca Jaime Barrón (PAÍS) Resigned in July 2010 under indictment for May 24, 2008 violence Moisés Torres (LÍDER/UN-PAÍS)
Quillacollo, Cochabamba Héctor Cartagena (UNE) Charles Becerra (UNE)
Pazña, Oruro Víctor Centeno (MAS-IPSP) Resigned on 15 June 2010 under "psychological pressure and regional divisions"[3] Efraín Peñafiel (MAS-IPSP)
13 January 2013 Punata, Cochabamba Víctor Balderrama (Insurgente Martín Uchu) Suspended under indictment for aggravated rape of a minor on August 10, 2010 (convicted September 2011[4]); pledged to resign to allow new elections
To be determined Catacora, La Paz

Mayoral races[edit]

Sucre[edit]

In Sucre, the mayoral candidates are as follows:

Despite ideological affinity, the right-wing parties were unable to decide on an alliance candidate until the week of the poll.[5] However, the National Unity Front and Pact of Social Integration unified on December 13 behind the candidacy of Moisés Torres Ramírez, bringing the number of right-leaning candidates down by one.[6]

Results[edit]

The right-wing opposition candidate Moisés Torres Ramírez was elected; he won a plurality, and a majority if the votes for his coalition partner Jaime Hurtado Poveda are included.

e • d  Sucre special municipal election, 2011 — partial results, 99.17% reporting
Mayoral Candidate Party Votes Percentage
  Moisés Torrez Chive Renewing Freedom and Democracy (LIDER) 50,453 46.35%
  Iván Jorge Arciénega Collazos Movement towards Socialism 41,387 38.02%
  Horacio Poppe Inch May 25 Movement 7,003 6.43%
  withdrawn: Jaime Eduardo Hurtado Poveda Unity-Pact of Social Integration 5,679 5.22%
  Orlando Hurtado Choque Without Fear Movement 2,563 2.35%
  Maribel Salinas Ortega We Are All Chuquisaca 1,769 1.63%
  Valid votes 108,854 90.55%
  Blank votes 1,454 1.21%
  Null votes 9,905 8.24%
  Total votes 120,213 74.05% of registered voters
Source: Tribunal Supremo Electoral, ELECCIÓN DE ALCALDESA O ALCALDE - 2011 RESULTADOS PARCIALES - MUNICIPIO - SUCRE

Quillacollo[edit]

In Quillacollo, the mayoral candidates are as follows:

Some 82 thousand people are registered to vote in the municipality.[7]

Results[edit]

e • d  Quillacollo special municipal election, 2011
Mayoral Candidate Party Votes Percentage
  Charles Christhian Becerra Sejas Unity New Hope 20,043 37.97%
  Miguel Edwin Guzmán Achá Movement towards Socialism 19,477 36.90%
  René Fernández Cespédes Without Fear Movement 13,261 25.12%
  Valid votes 52,781 90.24%
  Blank votes 748 1.28%
  Null votes 4,960 8.48%
  Total votes 58,489 70.95% of registered voters
Source: Tribunal Supremo Electoral, ELECCIÓN DE ALCALDESA O ALCALDE - 2011 RESULTADOS PARCIALES - MUNICIPIO - QUILLACOLLO

Pazña[edit]

In Pazña, the mayoral candidates are as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Convocan a comicios electorales en 3 municipios". Página Siete. 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Habrán comicios en Punata para elegir al nuevo alcalde". Los Tiempos. 2011-10-14. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  3. ^ "En Quillacollo y Pazña habrán nuevas elecciones para alcalde," Bolivianpress.com, 16 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Condenan con 25 años de prisión al Alcalde suspendido de Punata". La Razón. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Sucre elecciones: Opositores descartan alianzas". Los Tiempos. 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Torres va a elección destacando unidad". Correo del Sur. 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Campañas en la recta final por Alcaldía de Quillacollo". Los Tiempos. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2011-12-13.