Oswald Feliz of District 15 and Eric Dinowitz of District 11 have occupied the leading space in the March 23rd Special Election for the New York City Council, which took place on March 23rd.
According to the results released by the Board of Election in the City of New York on the night of the election, People United Party candidate Oswald Feliz led his other 9 contestants with 973 votes, claiming 28.36% of the total votes counted. On the other hand, Your Bronx Voice party candidate Eric Dinowitz against other 5 ccandidates with 2940 votes, claiming 42.04% of the total votes.
According to public poll conducted by Parkchester Times, Eric Dinowitz's clear and wide lead in the Special election became a reality majorly because he got the backing of most influential and powerful stakeholders like Congressman Ritchie Torres, Speaker Corey Johnson and Borough President Ruben Diaz, on the other hand,
In his reaction to the victory, Feliz thanked all his supporters and campaign volunteers.
"I want to thank all of the voters who participated in today's election, and supported me. Also, thank you to our army of dedicated volunteers who made today possible, and our campaign manager Theona Reets, for working day and night. Thank you Congressman Adriano Espaillat for believing in my campaign, and being the best mentor I could ask for, and thank you to Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, for being on my side during this journey to the City Council," Feliz said.
Report gathered so far shows that the two empty City Council seats in the Bronx will stay empty a while longer as the outcome of the March 23 election yielded no clear outcome, because there was no candidate winning a majority of the vote in either race. The only thing left to determine the winner of the election is ranked-choice voting, a new system initiated late last year.
Hence, the final tabulation will take place by hand no earlier than April 7, after all absentee and military ballots are received.