Almost 75 thousand young people from the National Party voted in the youth elections this Saturdayeither. In this way, the objective of exceeding 70,000 votes was met and the figure of 68,000 from the last elections in 2017, when Armando Castaingdebat (son) was elected, was exceeded.
On Monday the count will begin in the different departments of the country. It is expected that in more than a week the results are known for each list Y who will access national and departmental congressmen.
as he knew The Observer74,704 people from 14 to 29 years old they went to the different circuits.
In some departments, especially in the north of the country, participation rose considerably: Artigas went from 2326 a 4397 votes, Paysandu 1719 a 4042 and jump from 2351 a 4405. On the other hand, in Montevideo they voted 20,968 young peoplewhen in 2017 they had been 17,407.
However, in other departments, there were decreases of a thousand voters: Cannelloni had 9029 in 2017 and 8036 in 2022, Durazno went from 2865 to 1526 and Tacuarembo of 2762 to 1687.
Castaingdebat, president of the National Youth Commission, said that this Saturday the closing of the circuits was scheduled for 7:00 p.m., but that Faced with “the impressive number” of people who went to vote, it was decided to “extend, a priori, one more hour of voting hours throughout the country.”
“It is impressive the joy, enthusiasm and emotion that we are experiencing. For us, as the National Youth Commission, the pride we feel in our youth is impressive, as once again they are showing their strength, why we are what we are, why we do what we do,” Castaingdebat said at a press conference that The Daily.
This Friday, Defense Minister Javier García had indicated that this election was the “first with the National Party in government” for what Saturday was going to be “a sign of support” to “be close to our government and our president.”
For his part, the Secretary of the Presidency, Álvaro Delgado, mentioned that young people will affect the future white. The Minister of Social Development, Martín Lema stressed that the elections are a “gateway” to the National Party.