All eyes were on Santa Fe province late Sunday night after voters headed to the polls for a primaries contest to define candidates for the province's June general and governatorial elections.
With 75.16 percent of votes counted, Socialist former governor Antonio Bonafatti, who is also the province's sitting Lower House speaker, scored the highest number of voters with 31.87 percent, according to the Electoral Council.
Peronist contenders Omar Perotti and María Eugenía Bielsa secured 28.52 and 13.94 percent of the vote respectively.
With Bielsa now out of the race and assuming her voters would move to fellow Peronist Perotti, former governor Bonfatti must contend with a combined Peronist vote of above 40 percent.
"Today, the people of Santa Fe voted and the everyone's desire is for the vote to happen in peace and transparently", Bonfatti wrote on Twitter.
"I wish to salute the electoral authorities at every polling state and at the school which welcomed me for mine, and to those who guarantee elections can take place at the province's many schools", he added.
Bonfatti added that his focus would be on "jobs" as campaigning heats up before June.