Tuesday, 06 November 2012 21:09
Upset victory that saw Salvador Allende’s granddaughter win mayoral position challenged by center-right party.
The Second Electoral Tribunal of the Santiago Metropolitan Region ordered a recount Tuesday of ballots cast in the recent mayoral election in Santiago’s Ñuñoa neighborhood, where 16-year incumbent Pedro Sabat was unseated by challenger Maya Fernández by a mere 18 votes.
The Tribunal accepted an appeal by Sabat’s center-right National Renewal Party (RN), which challenged the election’s results due to claims that one voting station, called the “numero 3 de varones” in Ñuñoa’s Estadio Nacional sector, had been overlooked.
On Tuesday morning, Sen. Carlos Larraín, president of the RN, said that Sabat displayed a 30-vote advantage in the allegedly neglected station.
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Shortly after graduating from Beloit College in 2011, David booked a flight to Chile and found a passion for journalism at The Santiago Times.
Outside the Times, David has been published by organizations such as the World Policy Institute and the Midwest Journal for Undergraduate Research. He likes to keep up to date on current events around the world, and has a particular interest in the Americas.