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Macri's victory was narrower than expected, according to the final vote count

Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 07:40 UTC
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Argentina’s conservative, business-friendly president-elect Mauricio Macri won the presidential election earlier this month with 51.34% of the vote, according to final results released Monday. His rival, incumbent Daniel Scioli, finished with 48.66% percent, said the head of the national electoral authority, Alejandro Tullio. Read full article


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  • Skip

    A win is a win.

    Let's hope he isn't replaced by a Peronist as seems to be the norm.

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

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    Mujica is convinced he didn't really win.

    Even with a 'revised' count and a campaign of scaremongering, and lowering the voting age to 16 so the indoctrinated, La Kampors Juvenil could vote - Scioli still didn't win.

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @1 Skip
    “Let's hope he isn't replaced by a Peronist as seems to be the norm”

    If Macri has time to be able to find evidence of corruption before a Peronist electoral fightback, perhaps he can change things but I'll bet CFK has buried a s much evidence as possible.

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Major

    Pete Bog (#) The latest fire will have seen to that.

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Like they say in football, stats are for losers, a win is a win.

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Dynasty. Peculiar choice of words.

    Democracy? rottingroadkill”s version would closer approximate a tyranny of the masses.

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “Mujica is convinced he didn't really win.”

    Yes, I saw that myself but you have to temper that with the fact that 'No Money Pepe' on a TV programme no less claimed that 'all businessmen were the same as having syphilis' and capitalism was to blame for all the ills in SA.

    He's a sore loser to Vaquez and is doing all within his power from within the UYU Senate to spoil whatever Vasquez wants irrespective of whether it is good for 'the people', as his harridan wife loves to say, or not (which is usually the case).

    Why is it always 51%ish in Argentina elections? Anybody would think that the electoral police are 'fixing' the results. Surely not. :o)

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Who cares?

    Rottingroadkill: Pay your debts, deadbeats.

    Dec 01st, 2015 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Bread and Meat are soaring in Argentina
    3 Airlines refuse to accept pesos
    20% DOD increase in consumer products

    BCRA spens U$180MM to keep the peso down

    Slash and Burn is done
    Now the Ks are salting the ground.

    I am giddy with anticipation.

    Dec 02nd, 2015 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @4 Major
    Not a main story on mercopress. I'm surprised.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    I watched the election on Argentine television with friends in Mendoza.

    Macri had about 54 percent of the votes until app 92 percent of the votes had been counted. Then started the fake votes from people who had died in the years 2011 through 2015 (a well known trick in Argentine elections is to use the names of the unregistered dead) to pour in and change the result to 51.48/48.52, but even these phony votes could not defeat Macri.

    Dec 08th, 2015 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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