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Argentine Catholic church calls for elections to be held with 'transparency'

Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 06:24 UTC
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The Argentine Catholic Church called for the upcoming presidential elections on 25 October to be held with “transparency” and urged candidates to present “their proposals and ideas with clarity” and regretted a climate “which debilitates the credibility of persons and institutions”. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    He might as well talk to a wall, everyone knows it is in the genes that you “ slag off ” your opponent thats the way it is done and will be done adinfinitum in Latam. If you have some leverage “ knowledge of missdeed ” then you must use it to your advantage. We are not talking about civilised countries here.

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 08:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Elections in Argentina? Have they ever been free of rigging and with full legitimacy?

    Perhaps one of the trolls can put me right??????

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The fix is already in as far as the stinking poor are concerned, TMBOA has too much money (the citizens money of course) to throw around.

    It must be a pitiful experience to be bribed with your own money to support the crooks of Kirchnerism.

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Democracy Argentine style. The party with the most money buys the most votes!

    There's no such thing as transparency in Argentina. Larceny maybe!

    PMSL when they harp on how democratic they are.

    They don't have pollsters outside the voting stations, they have bus drivers!

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod102

    Talking of transparency, check out this pro-K economist presenting price and pay comparisons between Argentina and other SA countries.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=2&v=3XJu7_jso8g

    It is in Spanish, but he was trying to say how good things are in Argentina but the numbers that come up don't fit with his claims and it absolutely hilarious watching him trying to explain them! He starts by comparing prices which show that things are MUCH more expensive in Argentina. But he then explains that this doesn't matter, it is the buying power that is important. So he then shows minimum salaries but they are LOWER in Argentina! He tries to explain this by saying there is an error and the numbers have been swapped! So he then combines the two and shows how many of various items you can buy in each country and the only item you can buy slightly more of in Argentina is oranges! So he tries to hide the less favourable numbers with his hand saying that those numbers weren't supposed to be shown!

    I wonder if someone set him up by showing the real numbers which of course made a complete mockery of his script! It's like the Argy version of Comical Ali!

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 11:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    5 Zaphod102
    according to Kristina, Argentina has less poverty than Germany.
    Arf!

    Oct 03rd, 2015 - 03:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    The Argentine Catholic Church, which is still an institution dominated by those serving the powerful, is gladly bringing some water to the opposition's mill, to add legitimacy to the “fraud” claim.
    Seeing they will probably lose the Oct. 25 presidential election, opposition leaders will use “fraud” as the excuse to launch a “soft coup” as they unsuccessfully attempted in Tucumán.

    #1 golfcronie
    “Latam...We are not talking about civilised countries here.”
    It never ceases to amaze me that somebody, in this day and age, would joyfully display such levels of ignorance.
    Golfcronie could learn much from the Latin Americans. But he won't. He is too far behind.

    Oct 03rd, 2015 - 03:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @5 The charts were actually clearly mixed up, but it was lovely to see the reaction of the K journalist, and then crying on TV! Now the people don't seem to pay attention to this idiot paid “economists”, but they realized too late. Not long ago people swallowed everything they said.

    Oct 05th, 2015 - 04:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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