Lima: New municipal elections to take place in November

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The Peruvian government has scheduled new municipal elections for November 24, Peru21 reported.

The elections will see Lima residents vote to fill 22 city council seats, which were vacated during a recall referendum on the administration of Mayor Susana Villarán last March.

According to the daily, news of the new elections was made public through a supreme decree published in state newspaper El Peruano.

Following the recall referendum, the country’s national elections board (JNE) announced that new elections would have to take place given that 22 out of 40 city councilors did not receive enough votes to avoid a recall.

The JNE said it was up to the central government to set a date for the new election.

Villarán avoided the recall after 51.52 percent of voters elected to keep her in office. However, duardo Zegarra, the mayor’s deputy, and most of the members of her party were recalled.

The new city councilors will serve until 2014, when new municipal elections will take place.

The Peruvian government has scheduled new municipal elections for November 24, Peru21 reported.

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