The total number of votes received Phone Number List by all 16 candidates who participated in the first round ( 9,272,034 valid votes). Null and blank votes are not included in this calculation and, by mathematical verification, the higher the number of null and blank votes, the lower the total Phone Number List number of valid votes, and the higher the percentage of official results calculated for each candidate. The peculiarity of this way of calculating the official result is that, in a specific context of the second round, where invalid Phone Number List votes selectively harm one candidate.
The favored one is the other candidate: not because he Phone Number List receives more votes, but because he benefits from the calculation. What actually happened? The most unexpected thing about the results of the elections on Sunday, April 11, then, was the very Phone Number List high percentage reached by those who voted null. In the second round, the null reached 16%, more than six points above what was achieved in the first round. The recent historical record was 12%, in the first round of 2006. This year, the null simply exceeded all expectations. One out Phone Number List of every six people who went to the polls in the second electoral round cast an invalid vote. In large part.
The massive null vote was due to the Phone Number List campaign of Pérez and , who promoted the "ideological null vote" as a sign of rejection of the electoral system and the alleged fraud against his candidacy in the first round. The invalid votes came mostly from the provinces where Pérez Phone Number List reached the highest number of votes5, and a post-election quantitative analysis confirms that around 60% of Pérez's votes in the first round became invalid in the second6. To understand this result, it is necessary to return to Phone Number List the interpretive framework. The reasonable expectation was.