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Third ranked Massa will not vote for continuity, and Scioli “must prove he's not on the Kirchner leash”

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 - 06:41 UTC
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“The Argentine people on Sunday said they don't want continuity” commented third ranked Sergio Massa who obtained 21.34% of ballots and is bound to become kingmaker in the 22 November runoff between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri. Whoever wins will be putting an end to twelve years of Kirchnerism which on Sunday received an unexpected and surprising trashing. Read full article

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  • falklandlad

    The emerging and challenging shakeup. Out with the old and in with the new!

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Is it possible that argies are going to finally wake, and grow, up? No-one owes argieland a living or anything else. Argies aren't “special”. For the ones that think they can get by without the rest of the world, go ahead and try. But not needing anyone is all-encompassing. It means there needs to be NIL interaction between argieland and anyone else. Equally, for a grown-up country, there are some things it just can't have. For instance, Britain might like a large part of France back. And most of the United States. And Australia. And New Zealand. But times have changed and we can't have them. So argieland can't have the Falkland Islands. Because the longest argies have ever been there is 74 days. And they got kicked off by the real owners.

    Stick with “no continuity” and go on from there.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “However he refused to say which candidate he was planning to support.”

    Clearly not had any envelopes stuffed with dollars, YET.

    I hope that the Argentines manage to rid themselves of the despicable argies who have infested the halls of power for far too long.

    However, it could be Maximmus Prattus and his resurrected La Camping It Up at the next election if TMBOA is persuaded (hopefully by a 0.22 rf lr behind the ear) not to stand.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Even though he didn't win he still gets to change politics in Argentina by putting them both on the stand with the proposal he wants.
    This is a perfect scenario.
    I don't think Scioli has the balls to drop the K's as his running mate Zannini has a knife to his back.
    Will be an interesting day today.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Just_out_for_a_sTroLL

    @2

    We already have gotten by without the rest of the world, especially you!

    The UK blocks imports the way Argentina does, takes itself out of the international bond market, withdraws from the EU, ends all free trade agreements, puts on currency outflow/inflow controls, and you COLLAPSE within 72 hours into total anarchy and chaos. FACT.

    Argentina has done this for 15 years. That will never be duplicated in the history of the world. We have proven Argentina has it all and needs nothing from anyone. Of course our standard of living may slip, but we have proven we don't need FOREIGNERS.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Spoken like a true canadiense argentino on the outside looking in.

    You really should return because despite the peronistas, most of the country is pleasant and the people are usually pleasant, maybe someday you will experience it.
    Speaking of Mendoza, how is the Uco Valley walnut business going? I hear they finally got their exports out the door ? The cement shortage in Mendoza must suck for construction, no? At least the garlic acreage is down 14%.....must have smelled awful!!! Ever identify that intersection in Mendoza during the farmers strike? Remember back them when you were a self admitted transvestite?

    When did your parents relocate out of Argentina? Do you dream of the country you've never experienced first hand?

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jonaz_BsAs

    @5
    Argentina has only proven to the world what a f-ing mess this country has become, nothing more. Or do you see many countries following our path? Get your head out of your @ss.

    Tic-toc, your time is UP!

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #6 Cptn Poppy
    How typical of those who are at short of arguments to try and divert the conversation towards irrelevant points.
    Of course, Argentina's self sufficiency has been a unique experience that forever defeated the genuflect that preached dependency was the only possible way for the country.
    That can't be undone--no matter what results come out of an election.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Tobi is either you or your hijo.......it makes sense now why both of your personas know nothing of Argentina's reality.
    Jujuy. Corrietes, Mendoza and Buenos Aires. 21 millones all anti peronistas. My upcoming visit will be quite pleasant. I think Argentina is on the verge of possibly improving and you're just spitting at the mouth that the backward morons are being seen for what they are. 64% of the voters were anti Kirchner.
    Chew and swallow tobi.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The people also stated they are fed up with he way the government treats the British Falkland's, and wants them left alone to live in peace.
    so they say.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    This must be the so called “mass effect” ...

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 11:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @10 What makes you think that? The people haven't changed their mind regarding the islands.

    Oct 29th, 2015 - 01:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I've come across few people in Argentina who have an opinion on the Falklands. Some have a strong opinion, most hardly give a shit. I find that ones who do are the csmpers. Have you come across many?

    Oct 29th, 2015 - 02:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #9 Cptn Poppy
    Same old, captain! You throw a few numbers about how bad in shape peronists are, and then you come back to your ramblings on totally unrelated matters.
    Look: Readers here do not care about what you had for dinner or whether you have a large head or what you smoke. Readers come here to see what other readers have to say about the above story.
    Now, you tell me you have been diagnosed with something affecting your thought and I'll take back what I said.

    Oct 29th, 2015 - 03:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jonaz_BsAs

    @14 Enrique Massot

    Where, exactly, does Captain Poppy tell us “what he had for dinner” or “how large his head is” or “what he smoke”?

    Or did you just make it up - to “honor” the K-regime's culture of discourse?

    Oct 29th, 2015 - 08:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    HAHAHAHA tobi your killing my with laughter!!!!!!!!!!!! Attacker me all you want want....you'll still be in Canada with no knowledge of life in Argentina.......and 65% of the people will have voted against kirchner And I will will in Massachusetts, not living in Argentina, but at least visiting once or twice a year will family STILL there.

    Quequi, you're like a true Kirchner.....all smoke and mirrors. Working people in Argentina are actually happy, almost excited post election at the thought of potential real change on the way. You shoul be happy for them yet your anger illuminates onto me.......why is that? You should talk to someone about that Tobi.

    Now.....all together Quequi:

    !!!Si siete si siete Mauricio Presidente!!!

    Keep attacking tobi.......65% is 65% almost 21milliones in 4 provinces......

    Oct 29th, 2015 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ezekielman

    In her desperate attempt to bribe voters, Corruptina Fernandez de Kirchner has cleared out the reserves in the central bank. But the voters would not be bought in the election. Corruptina failed. We all need to remember what Macri said about the Falklands: “I never quite understood the sovereignty claims of such a big country as ours. We don't have a space problem such as Israel, for example”. Followed by: “As far as I know it costs quite a bit to the British Treasury to keep the Falklands”, so if they are recovered for Argentina, “they will become an additional deficit for the country's accounts”. Corruptina's Falklands fantasy is slipping into the dustbin of history. Brilliant.

    Oct 29th, 2015 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Most have no interest in the Falkland's,
    only the brainwashed.

    Oct 29th, 2015 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    Some posters here say the current administration is quite desperate. Also, this current administration in the past has certainly uttered some supremely blatant lies.

    Would KFC's administration be desperate enough to rig the election?

    Would they be bold enough to look the Argentine public in the eye after the vote rigging and say, “it wasn't us, and the people have just spoken”?

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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