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  • Monday, August 14th 2017 - 07:43 UTC

    Primaries in Argentina show Macri's coalition is en route to become the main political force

    President Macri and his team celebrating the results of Sunday's primaries.

    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.

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  • Friday, August 11th 2017 - 08:32 UTC

    Argentina Sunday's primary election: a re-edition of the Cristina Fernandez/Macri dispute

    Governor Maria Eugenia Vidal, Mauricio Macri and Cristina Fernandez, a trump card

    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.

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  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:34 UTC

    Buenos Aires-Mar del Plata train runs again

    “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered,” said Governor Vidal.

    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.”

  • Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 06:48 UTC

    BA Governor Vidal, World Bank agree to finance Salado River works

    Buenos Aires Governor María Eugenia Vidal

    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.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 07:03 UTC

    Macri will move in an armored car following an attack with stones

    The armored car for Macri was announced by minister Bullrich who claimed political activists close to ex president Cristina Fernandez organized the attack.

    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.

  • Monday, July 4th 2016 - 09:20 UTC

    Pope Francis at peace with Macri: denies any problems, “he's a noble person”

    “I have no problems with president Macri. I don't like conflicts. I´m tired of repeating it”, said the pope.

    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.

  • Monday, June 6th 2016 - 11:01 UTC

    Support for Macri remains strong despite tough economic measures

    The Poliarquia survey indicates that 60% of those interviewed support the administration, while 50% have a good opinion of president Macri.

    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.

  • Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

    An Anti-incumbency Vote Whose Effects Will be Seen Beyond Argentina

    The president elect Mauricio Macri next to Maria Eugenia Vidal governor elect of the most important and decisive electoral district in Argentina

    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

  • Monday, November 2nd 2015 - 09:51 UTC

    Cracks in the incumbent strategy to win Argentina's presidential runoff

    “The president decided that Scioli was to be the candidate, and you just have to look at the results”, said Randazzo

    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.

  • Friday, October 30th 2015 - 07:15 UTC

    Cristina Fernandez calls at emotional rally to defend her progressive policies

    “I am not a candidate for anything, I'm going home” said Fernandez “but when I leave, please God, I don't want to see ruined what it took us years to build!”

    Argentina's outgoing leader Cristina Fernandez gave an emotional campaign speech on Thursday in her first public address since a surprisingly weak performance by her handpicked candidate in the first-round presidential election on Sunday. Without mentioning allied candidate Daniel Scioli by name, the outgoing president implicitly backed him by calling for support for her progressive social policies to go on after she hands the presidency over to her successor in six weeks.

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