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Macri vows to win a second term in October despite Sunday's trouncing

Tuesday, August 13th 2019 - 09:51 UTC
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Argentina's president Mauricio Macri vowed on Monday to win a second term despite a surprisingly strong performance by the opposition in the primary election that set off a shockwave through markets, crashing the peso currency and sending stocks and bonds tumbling. Read full article


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  • Enrique Massot

    Argentina has hopes again and current president Mauricio Macri hasn’t yet understood what the heck has just happened.

    The man thought he could get away with murder, spew a few cliches in lieu of sound argument and win an election by based on the alleged “corruption” of his political rivals.

    Pretty soon, macrismo will just be a sad memory of another attempt of restoration of the power of the oligarchy as a social regressive force.

    They will leave an inheritance of heavy debt and a devastated economy. The Fernandez - Fernández ticket have a huge reconstruction task ahead of them.

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • golfcronie

    I thought it was the previous government that left Argentina in a mess financially

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • jlt

    Enrique - your comments are extremely sad. The name Fernandez and the word Hope should never be used in the same commentary. For all intents and purposes, she should have been lost in jail a long time ago. I hope the electorate comes to their senses, and soon.

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Enrique Massot


    Well, jlt. It looks like you are just ignoring the will of 47 per cent of Argentina’s voters against 32 per cent obtained by Macri’s governing coalition - a difference far wider than anyone had expected.

    You are also ignoring the reasons for this result: an economy in tatters, steady high inflation, rising unemployment and an astronomical foreign debt contracted by Macri & Co.

    Instead, you parrot the old song “she should be in jail.” What do you know? No judge has issued a verdict yet.

    But the cherry is still to come: “I hope the electorate comes to their senses, and soon.” Well, my friend: Not even the most recalcitrant Macrist today dares to hope the government can reverse the results of the primary election.

    So yes, Fernandez-Fernández are now synonymous of hope for most Argentines and you are out of touch. Too bad.

    Aug 13th, 2019 - 11:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • :o))

    May the Better Beggar win!

    Aug 14th, 2019 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot


    With all due respect, the Argentines aren’t beggars. They have had their share of governments, legitimate and illegitimate, who have maxed the country’s credit card without asking the citizens and making a lot of money for them in the process.

    The Macri government borrowed more than all the previous ones, but voters will give him the boot come October. The Argentines do not like to beg.

    Aug 14th, 2019 - 02:43 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • The Voice

    Argentina heading for oblivion once again. How sad, poor naive people.

    Aug 14th, 2019 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • imoyaro

    If they get elected, I look forward to the news. The economy will be up, because the army will be able to sell ammo and weapons to the drug gangs. Not only that, small chemical companies, the unseen gem in the diadem of Argentine Industry, will once again be allowed to export meth precursors to the Mexican cartels, creating a wave of the drug that is washing over the border (fittingly,) to Calgary. I can't wait to see who is “suicided” next. I mean, would you want to be the only person between La Asesina and supreme power?

    Aug 15th, 2019 - 04:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    As someone said recently, (paraphrasing) “Only in Argentina would they punish someone for not fixing a problem by voting for the person who caused the problem in the first place”.

    Even Enrique Massot seems to think that “Fernandez-Fernández are now synonymous of hope”.

    He and they don't realise that hope is not a good strategy.

    Aug 15th, 2019 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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