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Argentine presidential election 25 October 2015, and run-off 24 November

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 09:00 UTC
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The Kirchner couple decade long tenure will come to an end 10 December 2015 The Kirchner couple decade long tenure will come to an end 10 December 2015

Argentina's National Electoral Register has confirmed that the first round of presidential elections will take place on October 25 2015, with a run-off penciled in for November 24 if no candidate takes enough votes to win outright.

 The Primary, Open, Simultaneous and Obligatory (PASO) elections, meanwhile, are scheduled for August 9, according to a calendar published on Tuesday by the DNE on the commission's official website.

April 28 marks the start of the electoral process with the close of the Electoral Register, while on May 8 the provisional ballots will be released.

On June 10 the deadline for the presentation of alliances expires, while on July 10 the electoral campaign will officially begin.

Following the PASO, the diverse political parties and fronts will have until September 5 to present their final candidates, who will be made official by the courts five days later.

That milestone will be followed on September 20 by the official start of presidential campaigning, while from October 20 onwards government acts will be prohibited.

Should no candidate take more than 45% of the vote on October 25 or fail to achieve a 10-point lead having won more than 40%, a run-off will take place between the two leading candidates, just under a month after the first round on November 24.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • ilsen

    another 14 months of this lot? How do the locals bear it?

    Sep 03rd, 2014 - 09:25 am 0
  • Briton

    Lets hope and pray that the real argentine people recycle this piece of plastic, sooner rather than later..

    Sep 03rd, 2014 - 11:17 am 0
  • Anglotino

    God seven months to drag out the process. How very American.

    I'm so glad that we don't have a president and have to put up with that farce every several years. Our GG was announced in Jan 28th and 2 months later he started the job.

    No need for millions of dollars to run an election over 7 months-or billions in the US.

    Sep 03rd, 2014 - 12:20 pm 0
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