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The Government will spend 942 million pesos on logistics services for this year’s elections

The measure, made official this Tuesday in the Official Gazette, contemplates the printing of electoral rolls and security belts, among other things.

The Government confirmed this Tuesday that it will spend more than 942 million pesos in logistics services for elections of this 2023for the printing of electoral rolls and security belts, among other things.

The figure was made official through Administrative Decision 51/2023, which was published in the latest edition of the Official bulletin and which bore the signature of the Chief of Staff, Juan Luis Manzurand the Minister of the Interior, Peter’s Wado.

“The Direct Contract by Simple Inter-administrative Adjudication No. 81-0025-CDI22 is awarded to the State Company Casa de la Moneda (CUIT No. 30-54667697-4), for a total amount of $942,134,800”, detailed article 2 ° of that regulation.

The logistics service in question, which includes $942,134,800includes “processing of master files, printing of electoral rolls and provision of self-adhesive security elements for the Primary, Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory (PASO) and General elections for President”, as well as for an “eventual second round, for Legislators Nationals and for Mercosur parliamentarians”.

Specifically, the agreement with the Casa de la Moneda will allocate 811 million pesos for the printing of 50,500,000 patterns, 352 thousand pesos for duplication of 650 DVD’s and 30 million pesos for the provision of 2,175,000 belts and self-adhesive security labels.

The security strips will be used to “close corrugated cardboard ballot boxes, which is why they must be adhered to the LINER or face of the cardboard, making their removal evident and making it impossible to reuse the strip.”




The Casa de la Moneda will allocate 811 million pesos for the printing of 50,500,000 patterns. Photo: JUAN JOSE GARCIA.

For his part, the Minister of the Interior is authorized to “approve the extension, decrease, resolution, termination, declaration of expiration and application of penalties to the successful bidder and/or co-contractor, with respect to the Direct Contract that is awarded by this act”.

The 2023 electoral calendar

The June 24 The term expires for all political parties to present the lists of their pre-candidates and the models of their ballots to the Electoral Court. In addition, that day formally begins the electoral campaign for PASO.

The start of the electoral ban is set for the August 11, while two days later, on the 13th of the same month, the PASO will take place. On the 15th, the final scrutiny will be carried out and the winners who will participate as candidates for the general elections on October 22 will be defined.

The campaign for the presidential elections will begin on September 3although just the 17 of that month The issuance of advertisements in the audiovisual media will be enabled. All candidates must go through two mandatory public debates: the first will be the October 8thand the second will take place on the 15th of that month, just a week later.

The ban will start at 8 o’clock October 20. In the event that none of the candidates reaches 45% of the votes or 40% and a difference of 10 points with their closest follower, a ballot must be held, which will take place 30 days later, the November 19th. In that case, a public debate between the two candidates is mandatory, agreed for November 12.

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