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Lawmaker Ortiz González builds early double-digit lead in PDP presidential vote tally

Rep. Jésus Manuel Ortiz González

By The Star Staff

Rep. Jésus Manuel Ortiz González held a double-digit lead over Villaba Mayor Luis Javier Hernández Ortiz at press time in Sunday’s election for a new Popular Democratic Party (PDP) president, with Morovis Mayor Carmen Maldonado González running a distant third.

According to the State Elections Commission (SEC), with 17 of the 146 precincts (5,800 votes) reporting, Ortiz had garnered 52.7%, with 41.7% for Hernández and 5.3% for Maldonado as of press time.

While the results of the vote were expected to be known later Sunday, the outcome will not be final until the election is certified by the State Elections Commission on Tuesday.

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