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Presidential debate 'widened the gap' for Macri; Scioli unable to transmit his true profile

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 13:06 UTC
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Argentina's Sunday debate between the two presidential hopefuls has “widened the gap”, which means the mayor of Buenos Aires City, Mauricio Macri could win the runoff on 22 November by more than ten points over incumbent Daniel Scioli, according to political analyst Jorge Giacobbe. Read full article


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  • Enrique Massot

    It is true that candidate Daniel Scioli is a moderate who fails to be truly inspiring. He had difficulty connecting with the audience and to clearly articulate his points.
    As for candidate Mauricio Macri...he performed like a 4th grade schoolyard bully, pulling cheap shots and twisting like a hooked worm to avoid saying what his real objectives are if he becomes president.
    It's scary to think this guy may be the next Argentina president.
    I will take Scioli any time over such a character.

    Nov 18th, 2015 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    1 Enrique,

    Speaking of cheap shots, Scioli trivializes Macri's attempting to tackle the real problems of Argentina's economy by referring to irrelevant “parking problems”.

    It is true that Scioli was unable to “articulate his points” or outline his strategies, as he is required to follow CFK's party line, cannot criticize past policies, and therefore he cannot come up with alternatives that run counter to the K's, which are unpopular.

    He's trapped, and he has nothing to offer.

    Nov 18th, 2015 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    God ( if there is one ) help Argentina get out of the mess the Peronistas and the Kirchnerists have put them in

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekie writes: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 01:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    If Mauricio Macri wins, he could have some honeymoon time if he goes slowly with redistributing income back to the oligarchy and the multinationals.
    That approach worked for former prime minister Stephen Harper in Canada--until Canadians realized what he was up to and sent him and his americanization project to oblivion.
    Now, the dominant sectors in Argentine have been grinding their teeth for such a long time, they are anxious for revenge and will be pushing Macri to destroy in a short time the social and economical advances implemented by the Kirchners.
    At that point, things could become difficult for the corporate hero.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 02:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @5 You write a lot of nonsense. Argentina has an oligarchy now headed by the Kirchners.

    There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Macri intends to 'destroy the social and economic advances' What advances? The social advances such as women's and gay rights are a natural social advance of which Argentina tends to lead the way in SoAm. We all heard similar scaremongering about Pinera and it was totally unfounded.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 08:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    5 Enrique,
    “... they are anxious for revenge and will be pushing Macri to destroy in a short time the social and economical advances implemented by the Kirchners.”

    I had hoped for better from you than desperate, sleazy, unsubstantiated, speculation and FEARMONGERING about Macri.
    Ask yourself why Macri would reverse natural social advances of a progressing modern society... it doesnt make sense, and as ElaineB says, there is not one bit of evidence.

    Again, you are misrepresenting the truth for the sake of your lost cause.

    Cochrane Shopping News journalism at its finest!

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Kiki Mashed Potato Head

    Why are you bothering spouting this gibberish on MP, it makes no difference at all to you who gets the presidency of The Dark Country as you live in Canada and have done so for decades?

    I have owned my property in Uruguay for five and a half years and lived here for four and a half years and am sick and tired of TMBOA costing me money via my taxes due to the partial payments of invoices for things they have bought from UYU and NO payment at all for all the electricity the cow has used via the sub-Plate cable for the last coming up to THREE YEARS.

    How much money do you pay in taxes to TDC/ I will make a guess at NADA!

    So STFU with the nonsense and go crawl into one of your hay bale constructed 'houses' that you advertise in your self-funded paper aka The Rag.

    FFS you are a complete moron.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Socialists make me want to puke.

    Nov 19th, 2015 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doggy Rap

    It seems ridiculous to read kirchnerist-flattering rubbish from a character like Enrique Massot, who obviously is the victim of iodine deficiency, and whose only interest in Argentina is to stay as far away from the country as he can.

    Nov 20th, 2015 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    If Scioli is appearing indistinct he can turn it around so he is noticed by the electorate.

    Inject your face with Botox, that'll get you noticed amigo.

    Nov 21st, 2015 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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