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Cristina Fernandez' candidates for October's general elections have a clear lead

Thursday, July 23rd 2015 - 06:21 UTC
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Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini have a solid lead of 18 points over its main competitor: PRO party with hopefuls Mauricio Macri and Gabriela Michetti Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini have a solid lead of 18 points over its main competitor: PRO party with hopefuls Mauricio Macri and Gabriela Michetti
In the decisive Buenos Aires province electoral district, the two FpV incumbent options are 20 points ahead of Cambiemos opposition coalition candidates. In the decisive Buenos Aires province electoral district, the two FpV incumbent options are 20 points ahead of Cambiemos opposition coalition candidates.
The Aresco poll also showed that Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini are closer to Casa Rosada, securing victory in the first run with 44% of vote intention. The Aresco poll also showed that Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini are closer to Casa Rosada, securing victory in the first run with 44% of vote intention.

Argentina's current government presidential ticket for October's ballot, Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini has a solid lead of 18 points over its main competitor, the PRO party with hopefuls Mauricio Macri and Gabriela Michetti, according to the latest public opinion poll released by Aresco.

 In Argentina's main and decisive electoral district the province of Buenos Aires, the government of president Cristina Fernandez was also running best with the two Victory Front (FpV) options taking a lead of more than 20 points over the list of the Cambiemos opposition coalition.

According to Aresco pollster, the Scioli-Zannini ticket was grabbing a commanding lead with 41.7% of the votes in the province of Buenos Aires, followed by the Macri-Michetti option getting 24%. In the third place, appears the Renewal Front (FR) of Sergio Massa with 16.8% of vote intention.

Compared against all three options running under the Cambiemos coalition – Mauricio Macri, Ernesto Sanz and Elisa Carrió -, the candidates of the ruling FpV take a lead of 13 points.

Trends were also helping power Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini into the Pink House securing a victory in the first run with 44% of vote intention.

Meanwhile, the two options competing to win the FpV nomination in the province of Buenos Aires – Aníbal Fernández and Martín Sabbatella, Julián Domínguez and Fernando Espinoza-, were numbering together 44.3% with 26.6% for Fernández-Sabbatella and 17.7% for Domínguez-Espinoza.

The Cambiemos coalition has María Eugenia Vidal of the PRO party rallying 24.6%. Third comes Felipe Solá of the UNA front with 19.7%.

The Aresco pollster surveyed 2,972 people by telephone in the province of Buenos Aires.

Under Argentine law president Cristina Fernandez can only be re-elected once, and will be completing two four year periods next December, 2007/2011 and 2011/2015. However she can try again in 2019.

For the presidential seat, the winning ticket in Argentina needs over 40% of valid ballots and a ten point difference over the runner up to avoid a runoff.

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  • ChrisR

    I wonder how much that cost TMBOA in bribes?

    Still, the money came from the electorate anyway so you could say they are getting their own back!

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 11:31 am 0
  • Pete Bog

    Good news-the last thing the Falkland Islands Government need is a friendly administration that tries hearts and minds in trying to con the Islands, however unpleasant it is listening to a scratched record.

    It will reinforce the Islander's progress(essential to maintain autonomy), and make them state their case internationally, which will erode and nibble away at Argentina's lies).

    But for the Argentines, a bad thing as they will never benefit from the money and jobs they might get from the Falklands if they were good neighbours.

    However, if a benevolent Argentine government dropped their claim, that would be good as the Argentines could enjoy jobs and actually receive financial benefit from the oil revenue rather than getting jack squit.

    The best possible outcome financially for Ushuaia and Santa Cruz would be to return the territory to the Falklands (right of first settlement), so that the region could be successful and provide full employment for the Argentines who will become Falkland Islanders.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 11:38 am 0
  • Klingon

    Just goes to show how many people are on the government titty.
    And I am paying for all these worthless vagos.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 11:46 am 0
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