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CFK election win could be largest since return of democracy to Argentina in 1983

Monday, October 10th 2011 - 05:41 UTC
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Argentine president Cristina Fernandez, CFK, is poised for an easy win with over 50% of vote intention for the October 23 election, according to several public opinion polls published over the weekend in the Buenos Aires press. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    Hopefully, this high vote for the party and the condition of the state, will stop massive insurrection and riots on the streets when the economy collapses.
    People who buy-in to the prevailing politics are less likely to riot against the politicians they vote for.

    So the collapse will be with a whimper rather than with a bang.

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    I didnt realise the Tories got such a vote Geoffrey.I will really have to improve my reading of English news.However that vote didnt seem to do much earlier in the year.I assume with your insider knowledge you now expect it to happen again soon.All this in the middle of those security cuts.Truly a frigthening situation.Do take care

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2


    Oct 10th, 2011 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    No Geoffrey really dont be questioning we do worry about your welfare in that dangerous country with all those security cuts.Dont question it its our nice side comeing out

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @O Gara

    The Tories never had a land slide victory at the elections they never won outright, thats why if the Lib Dems had choosen a coalition with labour instead of the tories, Labour would have still been in power, regardless of the tories having more seats then labour. So no, not eveyone is happy with the tories being in power, as such public out crys are more likely to happen.

    The Riots earlier in the year where nothing to do with political opinions but where mindless yobs taking advantage of a peaceful demostration to use violence and commit acts of vandalism and theft (looting), which unfortunately spread to other cities where other idiot yobs did the same. It was PURE GREED (I.e. Wanting things for free) that drove them, nothing else.

    And as for Security Cuts (You mean defence cuts) well even with such cuts, the defense budget is still atleast 2% GDP and we are still the fourth largest military in the world. Not bad for a nation that is in fact an island.

    And as for this country being danagerous LOL don't make me laugh, do you see our police patrolling the streets with guns? No, only time you see them with guns is when they are patrol key assets like airports or when their is a security alert (i.e Terrorist threat).

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    **5 tea

    UK's defence budget is ~ 4,3 % GDP not 2 %,
    public reports generally doesn't explain true numbers on defense
    for the reason why security...

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @Geo #6

    And wheres your evidence of that geo. Amounts spent on the defence budget is not hidden from the public nor is it a security risk. It would only pose a security risk if they published details as to what money was being spent on this or that project. Hell even publishing the fact we are spending billions on aircraft carriers, Jet Aircraft, helicopters and unmanned stealth fighter bombers is released to the public, therefore please explain why you believe publishing accurate figures is a security risk.

    Also if what you said was true, which it is not, then how the hell would you yourselve know what percentage of GDP was spent on defence? You wouldn't possible know unless you work for the MOD, which you don't. Hell in 2005 it was only 2.4% GDP and your saying that despite the cuts it has risen by 1.9% GDP? No Geo, cuts mean it has decreased not increased.

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Thanks for the info guys.Well at least old Geoffrey will be safe good news

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I think you believe that I live in the UK. I live in Brasil, and I was commenting on our neighbour, Argentina.
    Don't feel particularly safe, living in Salvador, one of the murder capitals of the world, but there are compensations.

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    O'Gara, you are right what you typed above, but you have to understand that Geoff is just bitching as usual because his pension from the UK is disappearing slowly in front of his face.
    Salvador has a high crime rate, compare to other cities in the north east of Brazil, but as usual you exaggerate again. There are worse places. I'm sure the compensations are good for you there, compare it to your so called “sophisticated” England..(laughable) where people are being openly/indirectly robbed by their own government and the bank of england (and still do nothing about it).

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Yes, Fido, you should be rather envious of our 'compensations', compared to the life you must be reduced to.

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Gentlemen i am well aware of what dear old geoffrey posted.I was being ironic.As an Irishman i am well aware the tories are in power only thanks to the Liberals.But i thought people would at least understand how stupid the poor man would look when he suggested Argentina was in danger of riots when his beloved england (from a distance maybe hes a nanci fan)is in 2011 suffering exactly that fate
    But anyway geoffrey old boy West ham or Salvador take care

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 11:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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