Argentine President Mauricio Macri's has picked Buenos Aires province governor Maria Eugenia Vidal to lead the campaign against a comeback by populist ex president Cristina Fernandez in October's legislative elections.
Argentina's ruling coalition headed by president Mauricio Macri managed better than expected overall results in Sunday's national mandatory and simultaneous primaries to choose candidates for the midterm elections of 22 October.
On Sunday Argentines will be able to choose their candidates to the Senate and Lower House for the midterm October elections, in a process known as PASO, which means open mandatory, simultaneous primaries for all parties, but which are not compulsory for the electoral roll.
After two years out of service, Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, which are 400 kilometres apart, are since Monday again linked by a train service that needs almost seven hours to reach its final destination. Buenos Aires provincial Governor María Eugenia Vidal said “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered.”
María Eugenia Vidal, governor of the province of Buenos Aires, reached an agreement with the World Bank for a 380-million-dollars loan to finance infrastructure works that would be beneficial to more than sixty municipalities. Bidding to start in March.
Argentine president Mauricio Macri will be moving in an armored sealed following this month's attack with stones during a rally in the city of Mar del Plata. The measure was announced by Security minister Patricia Bullrich who claimed political activists close to former president Cristina Fernandez of having organized the attack.
Pope Francis said he has no problems with Argentine president Mauricio Macri, whom he described as a well born, noble person, revealing that in the past, as mayor and archbishop of Buenos Aires, they had differences but always addressed them in private and positively.
A majority of Argentines continue to support president Mauricio Macri despite a raft of unpopular measures, public utilities rate increases, inflation, redundancies and slower activity, which his administration has been forced to implement in the first six months of his mandate in an attempt to reorganize the country's economy.
By Rengaraj Viswanathan (*) Mauricio Macri’s win will inspire the centre-right opposition parties that hope to replace leftist governments in Brazil and Venezuela but it is too early to declare, as some observers are doing, that the result marks the end of the Left in the region
Following claims of 'friendly fire', cracks are clearly surfacing in the Argentine ruling coalition strategy to conquer lost ground in the 25 October presidential vote which has forced a runoff on 22 November. Daniel Scioli was expected to beat his runner up by almost ten votes, but this did not happen, in effect Mauricio Macri was defeated by a mere 2.5 percentage points and his PRO party won the governorship of the strategic Buenos Aires province, Argentina's main electoral district.