Emotion to the end. The official data of the scrutiny of the votes of the merger referendum between the Extremaduran cities of Don Benito and Villanueva are still unknown due to a web crash. Around 10 p.m. there have been numerous variations in data, which prevents, for the moment, knowing exact figures of definitive participation, as well as results in terms of support and rejection of this project, after the polling stations closed at eight this afternoon.
In addition, the aforementioned web page is blocked when accessing them, so the expectation regarding the result is maintained. In social networks, “this dance” of figures” has been criticized by numerous users.
The latest figures showed a majority ‘yes’ in Villanueva de la Serena with more than 90% support for the merger. But in Don Benito, much further behind in the count, the support was 63% with 54% counted and, therefore, the union process would not continue, since the affirmative vote of two thirds of the voters is necessary. .
The mayors of Don Benito and Villanueva de la Serena, José Luis Quintana and Miguel Ángel Gallardo, respectively, plan to offer a joint press conference at the press center installed in the Training Center, located in Don Benito.