Tag: Daniel Scioli

Daniel Scioli
Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 08:48 UTC

Macri honors 'Pachamama' and Scioli bewares 'the savage capitalism demon' on closing election rallies

Macri chose Humahuaca, an impoverished town in the northern province of Jujuy, while Scioli attended two rallies in the Buenos Aires province

Argentine presidential opposition candidate Mauricio Macri closed his campaign ahead of Sunday 22 November runoff calling for change and unity while the incumbent hopeful Daniel Scioli said the option was between 'a development inclusive project' or the “savage capitalism demon”.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 08:09 UTC

High expectations in Argentina of a record soybean sowing in 2015/16

The Argentine ministry said soybean sowings for 2015-16, pegged area at 20.6m hectares, a rise of 800,000 hectares year on year.

Argentina's much-watched soybean sowings will set a record this season, but the country is heading for a weaker wheat harvest, despite ideas of “very good” yields, the country's farm ministry said. In its first estimate the ministry said soybean sowings for 2015-16, pegged area at 20.6m hectares, a rise of 800,000 hectares year on year.

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 07:37 UTC

Scioli's burden: Kirchnerism and Macri's, his rich family background

Interviews revealed that ”32% are convinced that if (wealthy) Macri is elected president he will benefit the rich”.

What are the main drawbacks of the Argentine presidential candidates, ahead of 22 November runoff and following their exposure in last Sunday's debate, is the question a Buenos Aires pollster has tried to unveil, and how much could they in effect influence Sunday's vote.

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Argentina: Massa “believes Macri wins”, but Scioli is “still fighting and much alive”

Massa after the first round said he favored 'change' and now that the runoff campaign is coming to its end, admitted that “I have the feeling Macri wins”.

Sergio Massa, the third contender in the Argentine presidential dispute and who did not make it to the runoff last 25 October, but managed 21% of ballots, some five million votes, compared to incumbent Daniel Scioli's 37% and Mauricio Macri's 34%, has been very careful in advancing whom he would support or recommend to vote on Sunday 22 November.

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 13:06 UTC

Presidential debate 'widened the gap' for Macri; Scioli unable to transmit his true profile

The main problem of Scioli's campaign has been he never was able to convince whether he was competing with president Cristina Fernandez or with Macri.

Argentina's Sunday debate between the two presidential hopefuls has “widened the gap”, which means the mayor of Buenos Aires City, Mauricio Macri could win the runoff on 22 November by more than ten points over incumbent Daniel Scioli, according to political analyst Jorge Giacobbe.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 09:32 UTC

Presidential debate with no clear winner which favors Macri, unless there's a 'black swan'

“There was no clear winner because none of the candidates managed to prepare a destabilization condition, previous to any KO situation”, said Ms. Römer.

Argentine political analyst Graciela Römer.said there was no clear winner at Sunday's presidential debate between incumbent Daniel Scioli and opposition candidate Mauricio Macri, which nevertheless broke television audience ratings, similar to those of last year's World Cup final between Argentina and Germany.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

Presidential debate: not much substance but a clear fading of the Kirchnerite confrontation spirit

The two candidates stood by their guns and strategy: not many questions were answered but it was a civilized debate

With a repeat of their respective campaign strategies, not much content, and less replies Argentina's presidential candidates, incumbent Daniel Scioli and opposition hopeful Mauricio Macri debated during 75 minutes in four main blocks following clearly established rules of two minutes presentations and one minute question and answer.

Saturday, November 14th 2015 - 12:48 UTC

Argentine analyst says 8% decide their vote on Election Day

The clue are the five million votes of Sergio Massa, third ranked in the 25 October first presidential round

There is an 8% of voters who decide on ballot day whom they prefer and will support, and “they definitively decide the election, even more when it's a runoff”, according to Jorge Giacobbe an Argentine political pollster and analyst.

Saturday, November 14th 2015 - 12:29 UTC

The economy and the role of the state expected to be center piece of Argentina's Sunday presidential debate

“They need to clarify what they mean when they speak about change,” Lavagna said. “A change that leads to austerity is a non vote.”

Sunday's presidential debate in Argentina will most probably concentrate on economic policy mainly for two reasons: one that the current system with a dollar clamp, export duties, heavy influence of the government and wild spending has the economy on the verge of collapse; but the option of orthodox policies with drastic cuts in spending, salaries and possibly jobs and consumption is also seen as fearsome.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

The new Argentine congress will have a dominating 'Kirchnerite' presence

 Macri if elected, can muster 90 lawmakers in the Lower House out of 257, while his support in the Senate is even weaker

The recently elected members of Argentina’s new congress will be taking the oath on 3 December, and numbers show that the current coalition of president Cristina Fernandez, Victory Front, will retain the first minority in the Lower House, while it will enjoy a comfortable majority in the Senate.


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