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Argentina lines up for the August primaries; three leading presidential tickets

Monday, June 24th 2019 - 09:50 UTC
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Months of intense political negotiations and last minute nerve breaking deals came to an end in Argentina on Sunday's zero hour deadline, when the different political groupings had to present to electoral authorities their list of presidential hopefuls, as well as future lawmakers. Read full article


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  • Enrique Massot

    What-are-you-talking about, MP? -- Is the above a reporting piece or an opinion one?

    ”Cristina Fernandez (is) detested by other Peronist groupings who consider her authoritarian, and want to take distance from her two presidencies.“

    False. The presidential Fernandez-Fernandez ticket has attracted the large majority of Peronists, including former dissident Sergio Massa. ”Peronists“ such as Cambiemos VP candidate Miguel Angel Pichetto was Macri's collaborator right from the beginning and his final floor-crossing surprised nobody.

    ”(Peronists) want to take distance from (CFK) two presidencies, which left Argentina in the verge of another major collapse of the economy.“

    False. Argentina is only now close to collapse, thanks to Macri's reckless borrowing maxing out the country's credit card, the same he did with the IMF's unprecedented large loan. He used most of the borrowed money to pay the government's bills, so there is nothing durable to show for four years of government other than deepening recession, contraction of the GDP, galloping inflation and loss of citizens' purchase power, and now, two-digit unemployment.

    ”President Macri, despite his optimism, could not manage (the economy) and had to appeal to the IMF for a major stand by rescue loan.“

    Macri is not an optimistic. He is in total denial and has also come across as a pathological liar. He will go down in history as the greediest and most incapable presidents this country has had.

    ”...although behind her rival Cristina Fernandez in the opinion polls, and an economy in recession, (Macri) is forecasted to have a good chance of repeating his mandate in the most probable November run-off.”

    Says who? Wishful Thinking & Co.

    Jun 24th, 2019 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse -2

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