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Alejandro Char: Barranquilla’s New Mayor Achieves Resounding Victory

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Alejandro Char Barranquilla mayor
Alejandro Char mayor of Barranquilla for the third time. credit: @AlejandroChar/X

Alejandro Char, the candidate from the “Radical Change” party has won the local election in Barranquilla and will be the next mayor of the city. With over 73% of the votes from multiple bulletins, Char secured his position as the new mayor of the Atlantico department capital in Colombia, garnering a whopping 268,864 votes. His closest competitors, Antonio Bohorquez and Ronald Valdes Padilla, trailed significantly.

The election saw Char winning with a considerable margin, with the second-highest votes going to blank votes, followed by Antonio Bohorquez. The overwhelming support for Char was evident from the early stages of the count, solidifying his position as the people’s choice.

Public Reaction and Social Media Buzz

The imminent victory of Char was met with a flurry of reactions on social media. Many celebrated the return of the Char family to the mayoral office of Barranquilla, emphasizing their longstanding influence in the Atlantico department. However, the political clan’s power wasn’t without its critics. Notable journalist Gonzalo Guillen remarked on the electoral process’s predictability, suggesting that the Char family’s dominance made other electoral outcomes unlikely.

A Glimpse into Char’s Political Journey

Alejandro Char’s journey to the mayor’s office wasn’t without challenges. During his campaign, he faced criticism and skepticism, especially regarding his third run for the city’s top position. In response to questions about his repeated aspirations and potential legal challenges to his tenure, Char emphasized the falsehoods that often emerge during election seasons. He remained confident, stating, “The light will always overcome the shadow.”

With Alejandro Char’s victory, Barranquilla anticipates a new chapter in its development and governance. The city, known for its rich history and cultural significance, awaits the leadership and vision Char will bring to the table. As the new mayor takes office, the people of Barranquilla look forward to the changes, improvements, and growth that lie ahead.


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