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Landslide victory for the opposition in Argentina: Macri's reelection undermined; challenging Monday for markets

Monday, August 12th 2019 - 05:55 UTC
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President Mauricio Macri suffered a crushing defeat as Argentines voted in party primaries on Sunday ahead of October's general election. Given that all of the recession-hit country's major parties have already chosen their presidential candidates, the primaries effectively served as a nationwide pre-election opinion poll. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    Great news, just what Argentina wants another populist government with a mandate to rip the Argentines off, I honestly feel sorry for them.

    Aug 12th, 2019 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    “I honestly feel sorry for them”

    Me too.

    If I was Macri, I'd pay back the IMF as much as possible to prevent the Ks from stealing it. It would reduce Argentina's debt (good) but leave nothing in the bank for the next government which would be bad for the Argentines but they get what they voted for and they objected to borrowing from the IMF in the first place so Macri would only be doing as requested. The peso and stock market are already tanking so the Argentines are getting a taste of what is to come. Will they come to their senses before October? If not, they are screwed.

    Aug 12th, 2019 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    The Argentine peso will suffer as the market is spiraling downward. Argentina was doomed over 40 years ago. Macri is doomed as well.

    Aug 12th, 2019 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tarquin Fin

    We were screwed already. This black Monday would have happened sooner or later. Don't cry for us. 47% of voters have stated what they want. Good or bad depending on perspective. No fate but what we make.

    It is funny how our media has flip flopped during the last hours. The People of this land has spoken and that caused my favorite beer to go up 12 pesos.

    Seriously, a polar wave is entering the city and I have seen many people on the streets with nothing to eat and rags as cover.

    If all we need to solve that is a brave new government, then of course, I just hope that they do.

    The rest is foam. Just like my favorite beer going up a notch.

    Aug 12th, 2019 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Chicureo

    Hang in there Tarquin, Argentina will eventually in the coming decade ...Peronists, CFK and their cronies will die away...

    Aug 12th, 2019 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Some usual suspects are feeling “sorry” for the Argentinos after a large majority of voters clearly rejected the continuity of the Macri government beyond December 10.

    They don’t.

    If they were, they would, like TF did, appreciate the seriousness of the reasons so many voters had to vote for the F-F ticket.

    In a nutshell, the Argentina citizens have proved once more that no one can fool them with impunity.

    All Macri and his pals did during their term was to take into account the wants of friends and associates - and totally forgot the common citizens.

    In his narrow-mindedness, Macri thought he could destroy Peronism through accomplice judges and friendly media, by creating the myth of a massive “K” corruption, a myth that brought many to unjustified imprisonment and that from tomorrow will begin to fade away.

    What’s the message? Again: “Fool me once...”

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 03:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Shicureo..., me dear hermanito milico Shileno...

    You say above..:
    ***“Argentina was doomed over 40 years ago.”***

    I say...:
    Seems that you..., finally.., decided to read some real Argie history...!

    indeed..., about forty (40) years ago..., in 1979..., your Argentinean milico “Brothers in Arms” were in complete control of Argentina's destiny...

    Many a chivalrous Argie Army and Naval officer at the time..., put to good use the electronic skills acquired during their military academies education here and in the USA.., by connecting electric prods to diverse forms of erotic toys to have some shared fun with our captured girls...

    When the fun was over.., a polite Argie Air Force officer would offer them a one way fly-ride to their final destination..., not without first slashing their abdomens open to insure they sank swiftly...

    Between all that hard Social Reorganization of Argentina work..., those gallant military individuals decided to appoint civilian Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz..., (the virtual Alma Mater and inspirator of current Argentinean president Maurizio Macri's economics)..., to oversee the Economic Reorganization of Argentina....

    Last but not least..., many of those refined Argie exponents of the “Homo Militaris” race frenetically shemed to take their civilization over to that thin..., long Country west of us squeezed between the mighty Andes and the immense Pacific....

    Yessssssss..., you can say it again..., hermanito..., Argentina was doomed over forty (40) years ago...
    A freaking hard curse to come out from..., even after forty (40) years

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 06:47 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • HelenC

    Macri is finished, and not a moment too soon!

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox


    “Seriously, a polar wave is entering the city and I have seen many people on the streets with nothing to eat and rags as cover.”

    Are they still there?

    Aug 15th, 2019 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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