The Governor of San Juan province, Sergio Uñac, on Sunday moved one step closer to reelection in the Andean province after securing a sizeable win in the province's primaries race against President Mauricio Macri's candidate.
Uñac received 203,118 votes, or 55.83 percent, against his nearest rival Marcelo Orrego who scored 33.47 percent.
With 95 percent of votes tallied, Uñac had won in 18 of the province's 19 municipalities. Voter turn out was 76 percent, according to the provincial Electoral College.
Orrego is an ally of Mauricio Macri in the arid province. His loss is the third defeat of its kind since the start of the year, after Cambiemos (Let's Change) coalition candidates failed to meet expectations in La Pampa and Neuquén provinces.