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Cracks in the incumbent strategy to win Argentina's presidential runoff

Monday, November 2nd 2015 - 09:51 UTC
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Following claims of 'friendly fire', cracks are clearly surfacing in the Argentine ruling coalition strategy to conquer lost ground in the 25 October presidential vote which has forced a runoff on 22 November. Daniel Scioli was expected to beat his runner up by almost ten votes, but this did not happen, in effect Mauricio Macri was defeated by a mere 2.5 percentage points and his PRO party won the governorship of the strategic Buenos Aires province, Argentina's main electoral district. Read full article

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  • Klingon

    lol,
    No one wants to be on the losing team, the writings on the wall.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    When will 'bog brush' every accept that people just think that... at the end of the day and again with the coming up of the sun... he is just a crunt.?

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Aureliano

    Its getting ogre but we will come on on top no matter how dirty the K plays.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marc1

    May the cracks get ever wider as the continue to play the negative game and shoot themselves in the foot.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    It is interesting that Enrique predicted Macri's camp using every means possible to win but they really don't have to do anything but let the K's mess up Scioli's campaign.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    3 months ago Reekie was humping Randazzo's leg over a few trains they imported from China.
    Now he will be throwing rocks at the stray dog Randazzo in the street.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jonaz_BsAs

    Randazzo, whose mother is a snake and father a lizzard, is playing blame-game. Oh man, how I love this. Just imagine what might happen after 22. november...

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Well the big fan is now in place and the shit is in the air by the look of it.

    It's going to be great seeing who gets hit hardest in November.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    This Clarin-style story gathers as much gossip as it can find to depict an image of infighting in the Kirchnerist camp that would contrast with idyllic harmony among Macrists.
    However, no amount of lipstick on the pig can hide that the much-touted “change” purported by Macri is simply a return to a past that many Argentines thought buried forever.
    Macri's goals to “free” the economy by letting the dollar float, do away with levies on agro exports and barriers to imports is nothing more and nothing less than an application of the politics implemented by Martinez de Hoz, economy minister of the military dictators of the 1970s, and continued by the Carlos Menem government in the 1990s.
    Oh, but that is too complicated--let's better stick to the gossip!

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @9 It is not complicated, just blatant lies.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jonaz_BsAs

    Ohh, look at sleaz-E Maggot: Comparing Macri with the dicatorship! I sense desperation among the Kreeps...I love it!

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Lipstick on a pig.....who's calling Kirchner?????????

    Quique, I suggest that you stick to your bigtime journalism in East Fuckawhereisit Canada;

    http://www.countynewsonline.ca/

    ANd blogg away.

    SOthe question again to you Tobi/Enrique:

    WHY DO YOU NOT RETURN TO ARGENTINA FOR A HOLIDAY VISIT? WHAT PREVENTS YOU?

    Tobi

    HAve you ever answered my question, WHAT IS MIDDLE CLASS IN ARGENTINA IN TERM OF ANNUAL SALARY IN PESOS?

    Are those complicated questions? Give us some insight into you blind support of a philosophy in which you do not live under.

    Face it Quique de Tobias, kirchner is cooked. Unless you believe in Siolis scare tactics.....do you believe in Sciolis scare tactics?

    “However, no amount of lipstick on the pig can hide that the much-touted “change” purported by Macri is simply a return to a past that many Argentines thought buried forever.”

    Sounds like you are perpetuating this gossip you speak so lowly of?

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @9 'a return to a past that many Argentines thought buried forever.'

    Would that be the past where Argentina was a prosperous country with a functioning economy and Peronism didn't exist?

    I don't think even Macri could manage that....

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    This is going to be quick, I just wanted to say that everything I've been saying for these OH SO MANY years is finally coming to pass.
    I am happy as can be.
    Regardless of who gets to be the next Prez, the Ks have willfully and completely destroyed the economy. The next Prez is inheriting a mess nobody can easily fix.

    There's no U$ left.
    None.
    And I'm not exaggerating.

    They are well and truly fcked

    Think, Reekie et al are lucky they don't live in Argentina.
    What's coming ( unless they get an IMF bailout) is worse than 1989 and 2001 combined.
    What they have done to this economy is worse than what's currently going on in Venezuela.
    I can't wait to watch the fallout.
    :)

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    TRolls,

    Get Ready,
    The end is nigh, and the Grim Reaper @14 hath appeared.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @14 Quite so.

    It is astonishing that so many Argentines really have no idea of the state the country is in. Honestly.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    It took enough emails to get him out of the closet. My work is done.

    Nov 02nd, 2015 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @16.... I hear they will be totally 100% broke by mid December

    Maybe Scioli deserves to win.....

    Nov 03rd, 2015 - 06:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 14 yankeeboy

    Welcome back, we missed you!

    Yes, it's all going down to the floor faster than TMBOA panties at the sight of all the 'young men' she meets at the UN. :o)

    Nov 03rd, 2015 - 10:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #16 Elaine
    “It is astonishing that so many Argentines really have no idea of the state the country is in.”
    In other words: ”For the life of me, why there can be so many supporters of a government I, and my friends, so deeply despise?
    I do respect this, and other previous, thoughtful postings from the same author.
    Well put, Elaine. Enough said.

    Nov 03rd, 2015 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Reekie it's called blind allegiance
    Same thing going on in Venezuela where the govt uses public funds to promote themselves and keep them selves in power.

    Nov 03rd, 2015 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #21
    Klingo: You got it wrong, my friend.
    I grew in an Argentina where the oligarchy and the tanks tried for 17 years to erase the memory of the government of 1946-1955 Juan Peron. They issued Law 4161 which prohibited naming Peron, using any Peronist symbols, and the use of the words such as “peronismo”, “peronista”, “ justicialismo”, “justicialista”, “tercera posición”, the Peronist song and Perón speeches.
    However, I remember many adults telling me during private conversations how their situation had improved under the only president who had spoken to the workers and fostered their rights.
    It's not going to be easy to erase the memory of all the improvements happened under the Kirchners.
    And that, my friend, is not “blind allegiance” as you dismissively say.
    It's simply called gratitude.

    Nov 04th, 2015 - 01:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Ashame that you cannot actually see for yourself these “improvements”.

    Afraid to return to reality?

    Nov 04th, 2015 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jonaz_BsAs

    @22
    Of course your ñoquis-friends are grateful: They are sitting on their ass all day drinking mate and nothing but(t). The problem is that when the entire population “work” for the state and no one actually do anything, the country becomes poor. Which now has happened in Argentina, once again.

    The era of dictatorships are long gone and with it Peronism should have been discarded. Argentina has gone from being the 5th wealthiest nation on earth to the 80th. It all happen during Peronista rule, so don't come with some pathetic, neo-liberalist based explanation. And, if everything is so fantastic in Argentina as your friends tell you, why is the incumbent party about to be kicked out of office?

    You don't make any sense and you likely never did.

    Nov 04th, 2015 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    22Enrique

    Does your “gratitude” to CFK and the other Peronists, extend to allowing them to plunder the economic wealth of Argentina, and re-distribute the pensions and investment returns of ordinary individuals who have worked to pay into them all their lives.... amongst other things?

    Nov 04th, 2015 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Mercopress article: “ Daniel Scioli was expected to beat his runner up by almost ten votes...”

    Mercopress really needs to find someone who can write, edit, and fact-check their English-language articles ....in English.

    Nov 05th, 2015 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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