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Argentina's Electoral Court calls for cool heads on Election night before beginning celebrations

Saturday, October 24th 2015 - 08:57 UTC
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Keen to avoid any kind of turmoil, Argentina's high electoral court called on all the parties running in the presidential election on Sunday to be prudent with their public statements on election night and to wait for a clear trend in the results before making any kind of comments that could affect the vote. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    “The definitive recount is expected to take approximately one week to be completed.”

    This is just window dressing, the fix is in now and we all know who will “win”.

    Never mind TMOBOA (the mad old bitch of Argentina) will be back in four years! Be afraid, be very afraid! LOL

    I suppose that she could always be suicide, do they know where the little Bersa 0.22 lr rf pistol is?

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    There is an interesting article in The Wall Street Journal today about the Kirchners. It seems they are losing favour in their Patagonian home town. Hence CFK hi-jacking the T.V. for a live broadcast of her opening a new (unfinished) public swimming pool. (Who says she does not control the majority of the media?) CFK has been to Rio Gallegos three times in a month campaigning for Fat Max and Alicia. Imagine if she lost that too…...

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Just goes to show how thick argies are. Scioli is ahead in the polls. Kirchner, Kirchner & Co have ruined the country. Six months into the financial year and inflation is already 23%. The “blue” dollar is rising. Industry is failing. Power's off again. Then there's Kicilloff, Timerman, Anibal the Animal. That's what argies think are useful parts of a “government”.

    Come on, argies, use what little brains you have left. Don't vote. Wait and see the election “results”. Despite what you didn't do, you'll find that you did vote. Probably for Scioli. He's only a bookmark. Kirchner will be back. You still have money she can steal, lives that she can make miserable and property that she can make worthless.

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    The opposition, unable to move up in opinion polls, has been making desperate attempts, via their supporting media, to sling mud into the fray.
    Their last attempt was to make public a list of politicians and artists whose phones and Internet accounts would have been wire taped by state intelligence. Clarín published the story--based on anonymous sources--on front page. The allegations crumbled in less than a week. Clarín had also published a similar story just before the PASO elections in 2011, with similar luck.
    Citizens, however, have grown wary of numerous Clarín's front-page, not-sourced scandal stories ending in the dust, and as a result they now have little influence on the public opinion.
    Cristina ends her term with approval rates of 50 per cent--more than any candidate--and the Victory Front is well positioned to win the election. That's a lot to say of a party 12 years in power.
    Is Kirchnerism perfect? Not by any means.
    However, citizens recognize concrete measures, such as the Universal Child Allocation, towards reducing the plight of the destitute. A recent moratorium that allowed three more million Argentines with insufficient contributions to take retirement is another step people won't forget.
    Presidential candidate Mauricio Macri has lately claimed he will make “zero poverty” a goal of his presidency if he wins. Not a very credible claim for somebody who has claimed in the past that “costs must go down and wages are part of those costs.”

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I think more interesting is that Scioli is likely to move to the centre and away from the more extremes of Kirchnerism.

    Enrique, you would not know this as you as so far away from Argentina and so out of touch, but The K's use the media for similar purposes. They also control by far the majority of the media. Even breaking into live programming to force people to watch CFK opening a half-finished public swimming pool. Hardly breaking news of great importance. That is the extent of the control she wields over the media.

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “ a half-finished public swimming pool. ”

    Sadly, this represents Argentina, a country with so much promise, continually half finished by it's politicians.

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 09:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    There is an amusing story in The Guardian about Scioli today. It seems almost bizarre until you realise it is a left-leaning newspaper and therefore probably true.

    Sorry to see Argentina go out of the Rugby World Cup - they had a fine run - but the Final looks to be a good one.

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #5. Elaine I agree with you. Combine the with the expectation that Fvp is expected to lose the lower house, if that comes to be....maybe just maybe it's a start to a change.

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #5 ElaineB
    “ would not know this...but The K's...control by far the majority of the media.”
    Why Elaine, thanks for making me to go and look for information on media readership in Argentina. The following is information from Press Reference, a bit old (early 2000s) but the fundamentals remain:
    Anti K Clarín had 13 years ago 800,000 circulation and 1.2 million on Sundays; anti K La Nación had 500,000, anti K La Prensa 120,000 circulation, and Olé (Clarin group) had 100,000 circulation.
    In contrast, K-friendly Página 12 had at the time 150,000 circulation, and Buenos Aires Herald 100,000 circulation.
    Clarín, notes Press Reference, belongs to a multimedia conglomerate that includes radio Mitre and FM100, cable channel Multicanal and open air Canal 13, the newspaper Olé and has shares in at least three provincial papers as well as in the news agency DYN. (The group has become larger since this report was written).

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @9 hahahaha, Quoting from early 2000s. You really have no idea.

    You won't know this but Clarin had a cosy relationship with Nestor. It is the crazy lady, CFK, they stand up to.

    Ask any average Argentine - oh, you can't can you - but they are sick and tired of her domination of the airwaves and ruining their evening T.V.

    It is a warming thought that no matter the outcome today we should see a lot less of CFK. For that we can all give thanks.

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #10 Elaine
    Come on Elaine! It's OK if you do not like CFK, but distorting the facts to suit your bias amounts to a spoiled brat's tantrum.
    If you know anything about Argentina, you should be aware that in the early 2000s as much as today, Clarin, La Prensa and La Nacion have the bulk of newspaper readers and that the Clarin Group has many TV channels and many other papers across the country. That is why the group keeps successfully resisting the application of the Ley de Medios, which would force it to decentralize and reduce its grip on information.
    Cristina goes to the national chain because the dominant media will only spread bad news--truth or false--about the government, while suppressing any information about the government achievements. She needs to do that, and too bad for those who believe their evening TV series is more important. (Not the average Argentine, mind you--only Clarin brainwashed ones).
    And regarding your warming thoughts etc...the legacies of Nestor and Cristina are there to stay, Elaine. Trust me.

    Oct 26th, 2015 - 12:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jonaz_BsAs

    Hahahahahahaha Balotaje: Macri 34,5% - Scioli 36,5%. Macri should be able to pull this off.

    La Cámpora are now p*ssing in their pants - they might go to jail rather than back to their “jobs”. Ordinary Argentines are fed up by insecurity, corruption and mismanagement. Are you nervoush, Cristaina? Jail next?

    Oct 26th, 2015 - 08:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @11 Trust you? Hahahahaha. You are an old fool.

    Oct 26th, 2015 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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