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Polls confirm landslide victory for Argentine president re-election next October

Wednesday, September 14th 2011 - 16:52 UTC
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With almost 52% of vote intention and just over a month, CFK seems unbeatable With almost 52% of vote intention and just over a month, CFK seems unbeatable

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is heading for a landslide victory in the coming October elections according to public opinion polls released this week. CFK would collect 51.9% of the votes, forty percentage points ahead of the runner up, according to Management & Fit.

CFK’s victory is anticipated following her undisputed showing in the 14 August primary which was considered a test for the coming October 24 election.

Supported by the sustained robust performance of the Argentine economy and a battery of social plans, the Argentine president has promised to maintain and advance the government’s intervention in the economy during her second mandate.

The polls has as runner up Santa Fe Socialist governor Hermes Binner with 11.6% of vote intention which is one percentage point ahead of what he managed in the August primary.

Binner is considered an emerging figure that could become the cohesion factor for a fragmented opposition which has been unable to unite or agree on a basic program to confront Mrs Kirchner.

Behind Binner came Social democrat lawmaker Ricardo Alfonsin with 7.5% support and former caretaker president Eduardo Duhalde with 4.5%, well below their showings in the August primary.

Alfonsin, son of former president Raul Alfonsin (1983/1989) belongs to the main opposition Radical party of the ruling Peronist coalition and Duhalde to a dissident branch of the Peronist movement had garnered 12% of the vote each in August.

According to Argentine electoral legislation, to avoid a run-off, the winning candidate needs 45% of the valid ballots in the first round or 40% plus a ten percentage-points difference over the runner up.

The poll included 2.031 interviews, between September 2 and 6 with a plus/minus margin error of 3.1 percentage points.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • geo2

    don't trust polls ..

    her real vote is 73.53 % ..

    Sep 14th, 2011 - 07:01 pm 0
  • briton

    you guys must be really happy with that result,
    good luck to her,
    the more time she is in power, the less of a problem she is to us,
    yeh, good luck to her, ??

    Sep 14th, 2011 - 07:32 pm 0
  • Pedro

    How absolutely sad that 56% of the Argentine population is clueless. Stealing pension money. stealing from the farmers, stealing from the national treasury, stealing from private pension funds,corrupting the judiciary, shutting-up the oposition press, constantly lying about inflation, paying piceteros to vote for you, supporting Bonafidi as if she is holy, Extorting trade conditions between Paraguy and Uruguay, taking illegal money from Chaves for her campaigns and then claiming that Argentina respects institutions. Sad, Sad , Sad that an entire country can approve the nepotism and so-called economic performance whilst she is destroying any credibility that the country can offer. Institutionalised corruption. No hope for solving the ingrained corruption - that is the Argentinian way -wake up - Chile is like always light, years ahead! They at least are demonstrating for a better way. They recognise what is wrong, Argentines fed by their greed embrases Kirchner corruption. Way to go! But whilst you might not believe it, it will come back to bite you 10 fold!
    So much potential so little integrity. The Kirchner/ Peronist mafia rules as blind as a mole!

    Sep 16th, 2011 - 07:37 pm 0
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