This is how the libertarian tsunami was created in the city of Córdoba

This is how the libertarian tsunami was created in the city of Córdoba

Between the Paso and the runoff, Javier Milei’s flow of votes In the city of Córdoba it grew by 138 percent: it went from 245,608 in August to the 614,786 it added this Sunday. Although the president-elect insists that his libertarian ideas were the driving force behind his victory, the numbers indicate, on the other hand, that there was a majority much higher than his own core that chose him as a tool to punish national Peronism synthesized as “the Kirchnerism.”

Sergio Massa, on the other hand, increased his harvest by 90.6 percent compared to the October general elections, when he had barely achieved 107,327 votes, the lowest starting point of national Peronism in recent years in Córdoba Capital. Thus he reached 204,639 votes, less than 25 percent.

Although it is insisted that the Córdoba vote is “orphan”, the truth is that voters have been systematically rejecting national Peronism, regardless of the candidate put on the field: as it will be remembered, in 2015 Mauricio Macri’s rival was Daniel Scioli , with a similar result.


Interactive electoral map of the city of Córdoba

It is interesting to put on the table what José Manuel de la Sota said in that runoff between Mauricio Macri and Daniel Scioli, in 2015, and Juan Schiaretti when referring to this head-to-head between Javier Milei and Sergio Massa.

“The people of Córdoba said enough to one cycle. And the Peronists of Córdoba said enough to these usurpers of power, who have been the Kirchnerists. We Cordobans have always voted against Kirchnerism. Because of his style, his way of being, because of the subjugation of the institutions,” the late former governor said eight years ago.

Milei and Píparo, campaign

“The will expressed at the polls reflects the resounding rejection of the people of Córdoba to Kirchnerism, since it is the worst result of the last three elections for that force. And this happens because they mistreated Córdoba and the interior of the Homeland during these 20 years,” Juan Schiaretti wrote on his social networks on Sunday night, in the final hours of his mandate.

The doubts of the libertarian wave

The chainsaw tsunami devastated the ABC1 districts of the capital of Córdoba, those that voted for Luis Juez in June, but also in the populous neighborhoods on the outskirts, where Martín Llaryora made the difference that allowed him to stop the triumph of Together for Change in the disputed provincial election.

In that sense, it is worth reviewing Sunday’s result in some iconic circuits of the city’s social fragmentation.


In Valle Escondido, where Juez had achieved 48 percent of adhesions, Milei took 87.3 percent. In Don Bosco, Milei scored 81 points, and Juez had scored almost 43 in June. In Cerro de las Rosas, the libertarian obtained 81.6 percent, while the gubernatorial candidate of Together for Change had achieved 52 points. While in Urca, the next president added 83 percent, and Judge had achieved 49 percent.

But also in those historically Peronist circuits, those who made Llaryora governor of Córdoba (and Daniel Passerini mayor) the neighbors rallied in favor of “El Peluca.”

Celebrations of supporters of La Libertad Avanza in Patio Olmos for the victory of Javier Milei in the presidential elections November 19, 2023 photo Javier Ferreyra
Celebrations of supporters of La Libertad Avanza in Patio Olmos for the victory of Javier Milei in the presidential elections November 19, 2023 photo Javier Ferreyra

In Villa El Libertador, where 56 percent had voted for Llaryora, 75 percent supported Milei; in José Ignacio Díaz, 74.5 percent voted in favor of the libertarian, while in June 53 percent of the neighborhood had done so for Llaryora; In the strategic Villa Azalais, 75 percent endorsed the “chainsaw plan” and in June 49.6 percent had done the same with the outgoing mayor; Finally, in San Roque, 68 percent voted for Milei (one of the few circuits where Massa came close to the goal of exceeding 30 points), and in June 60.7 percent of residents had endorsed Llaryora.

Javier Milei

Although there is a perception that the capital’s Peronism “did not put its hands” for Massa, the data indicates that the Peronist core voted in favor of Unión por la Patria. In those bastions of Peronism, Juan Schiaretti had received the most votes in the first round in October, with a percentage that was between 36 percent (Villa Azalais) and 42.5 (Villa El Libertador). In all those circuits with Justicialist roots, Sergio Massa went from 10 points to more than 25, an unexpected rise in the midst of the crisis.

However, in the circuits where the upper and upper middle classes are concentrated, Schiaretti’s voters joined those of Patricia Bullrich to form the libertarian wave. Some examples: in Valle Escondido, Massa had achieved 7.5 points in October, and on Sunday she reached 12.7. The rest rallied against Peronism. Something similar happened at Cerro de las Rosas: Massa went from 11.5 points to 16.9. The bulk of the others (50 percent who had voted for Bullrich and 10 percent who had voted for Schiaretti) supported Milei, which went from 26 points in October to 83 percent.


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