Lima: Villaran recall could cost over 100 million soles

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If a recall referendum on the administration of Lima Mayor Susana Villarán were to go ahead, it could cost the city millions of soles.

According to Fernando Tuesta, former head of the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), the recall could end up costing over 100 million soles – significantly higher than the 69 million requested by the National Elections Board.

“On in Lima, the recall would cost 100 million soles, and if add all the referendums in the country’s districts and provinces, we could be looking at a total cost of 150 million,” Tuesta said, according to state news agency Andina.

The former ONPE chief said that in a best-case scenario, the recall would happen in July 2013,

“Recalls – which are the most polarized processes that exist – have always been in the second half of the year […] it is necessary that the three electoral agencies coordinate, to ensure the process has no setbacks,” he added.

 

If a recall referendum on the administration of Lima Mayor Susana Villarán were to go ahead, it could cost the city millions of soles, according to ex ONPE chief Fernando Tuesta.

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