Tag: Daniel Scioli

Daniel Scioli
Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Scioli continues ahead in polls despite having missed the presidential debate

28% said that Scioli's absence “made them more inclined to vote for him”, while 44% declared that the debate had no influence on their vote decision.

Argentine incumbent candidate absence from Sunday's presidential debate has not altered the electoral landscape for next 25 October, according to the latest public opinion polls released in Buenos Aires. On Sunday night Daniel Scioli did not show up to the debate with all presidential contenders, particularly Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa, the two closest challengers.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 11:01 UTC

Argentina's incumbent presidential candidate Scioli could just make it in the first round

According to the latest poll released, incumbent Scioli would win 41.3% of voters' support, second placed Mauricio Macri would secure 30.5%

Ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli could win Argentina's presidential election in the first round, after an opinion poll published on Friday showed he had widened his lead over his closest rival. Scioli, the anointed candidate of President Cristina Fernandez, would win 41.3% of voters' support, including his share of projected undecided votes, the survey by Ricardo Rouvier & Associates showed. Second-placed mayor of Buenos Aires City, Mauricio Macri would secure 30.5%.

Saturday, September 26th 2015 - 09:43 UTC

US dollar in Argentina at an all time record of 16.08 Pesos

Polls show Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli ahead of his top rival, Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri, but yet unable to avoid a runoff a month later

The unofficial or 'blue' US dollar exchange rate in Argentina hit an all-time high of 16.08 Pesos at the end of trading on Friday, due in part to policy uncertainty ahead of the October 25 presidential election, according to local market sources.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 06:55 UTC

'Cristina Fernandez 2019' and a Scioli 'constructive transition' burst into the presidential campaign

”Scioli is a loyal, different man and, well, he could even be a very constructive transition to wait for the return of Cristina,” Carlotto told reporters

Estela de Carlotto, the president of Argentina's Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights organization, considered Daniel Scioli a “faithful and different man” whose triumph in the October presidential elections could pave the way for a “constructive transition” toward the “return of Cristina” Fernández to power in four years time.

Friday, September 18th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Argentine officials furious with court annulment of gubernatorial election

Opposition vice presidential candidate Gabriela Michetti said the ruling was a turning point because it “puts an end to attempts at fraud in Argentina.”

The annulment by a Tucuman court of a gubernatorial election in a stronghold of Argentina's ruling party, outraged officials of President Cristina Fernandez's administration and gave a boost to opponents ahead of the Oct. 25 presidential contest.

Monday, September 14th 2015 - 10:02 UTC

Poverty and malnutrition back on the Argentine presidential campaign debate

“It is unacceptable to have 14 million of people living in poverty conditions when the country has all the resources to create job opportunities,” said Macri

Poverty and malnutrition are back on the Argentine presidential campaign debate as a consequence of the death of a 14-year old boy from an indigenous community which shocked Argentine public opinion.

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 08:33 UTC

Lula da Silva campaigns for Scioli and is full of praise for Cristina Fernandez and the 'K' model

Lula said Cristina Fernandez “is reaching the end of her presidency as a heroine and victor,” regretting Nestor Kirchner “was not here to see her with pride.”

Brazil's popular but scandal-weary former leader Lula da Silva endorsed Argentina's ruling party presidential candidate on Wednesday, identifying Daniel Scioli's credentials with the political left, and hoping the current project “that began in 2003 is re-elected”. The former president was also full of praise for president Cristina Fernandez.

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 06:32 UTC

Lula da Silva pictured with the Pope's Malvinas-dialogue poster

Hopeful Scioli, Lula da Silva and Cristina Fernandez holding the Pope's poster calling for Malvinas dialogue

Brazil's former president Lula da Silva was pictured holding Pope Francis' poster calling for dialogue in the 'Malvinas issue'.

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 10:09 UTC

Brazil's Lula da Silva supports Scioli as Argentina's next president

“From Brazil I'm obviously backing Cristina to make sure her favored successor is chosen in the presidency. Even more so when that successor is Scioli.”

Former Brazilian head of state Lula da Silva joined the Argentine presidential electoral campaign and made public his support for the incumbent Daniel Scioli in the October dispute, stating that the Victory Front candidate would maintain strong relations with Brazil

Monday, August 31st 2015 - 07:34 UTC

Argentine opposition agree on reform but not on an electoral alliance

Sergio Massa ruled out the possibility of establishing a broader alliance ahead of October’s elections with Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri.

Argentine opposition presidential candidates despite the encouraging mathematics which emerged from early August primaries, and despite having sat at the same table to call for electoral reform, insisted that any ongoing cooperation between the two rival candidates on electoral matters should not be confused with an electoral alliance.


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