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President Macri defeated but confirmed as the next leader of the opposition

Monday, October 28th 2019 - 09:55 UTC
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Argentine President Mauricio Macri's performance this Sunday following the trashing defeat he suffered last August during the PASO primaries (48% to 32%), was in effect quite surprising. He managed to recover eight points and cut the difference from 16 to eight points, 48% to 41%, besides winning in the main electoral districts of Argentina except for the always decisive Buenos Aires province. Read full article

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  • viejopatagon

    Lavagna, Espert and G. Centurion, all right of center, received 9.36% of the vote. If they had not run, most of those votes would have gone to Macri, he would have won by about 1%.
    That raises a question: Knowing how cunning and immoral the Peronistas/kirchneristas are, could they have surreptitiously encouraged and through third parties, financed those three knowing that they would take votes from Macri?

    Oct 28th, 2019 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Sure. In 2015, Peronist Sergio Massa took 20 per cent of the ballots -- which would have allowed an easy victory of Peronist candidate Daniel Scioli.

    Knowing the smarts of snake oil salesman Mauricio Macri, one could be easily tempted to believe that Massa was encouraged/helped to run with the goal of preventing Scioli from becoming president. Massa is now part of Alberto Fernandez' Frente de Todos.

    “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    ”Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
    (Shakespeare).

    Oct 28th, 2019 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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