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President Fernández congratulates Massa on advancing to the runoff

Monday, October 23rd 2023 - 08:57 UTC
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Asked if he would retire from politics, President Fernández replied: “It doesn't matter.” Asked if he would retire from politics, President Fernández replied: “It doesn't matter.”

Argentine President Alberto Fernández congratulated Economy Minister Sergio Massa on Sunday's general election results, which saw him advance to a runoff against Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei. Fernández also praised Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillof for his re-election.

Massa is “the person best prepared to guarantee a path of growth and equality for Argentina,” President Fernández said on social media.

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“We conclude this important democratic day with great joy. I warmly congratulate Sergio Massa, the candidate with the most votes in the runoff, and I embrace all the Argentine people who expressed themselves in the polls today,” the head of state said on X (formerly Twitter).

“As I have said before, Sergio is the person best prepared to guarantee a path of growth and equality for Argentina. The Argentine people have bet on the defense of work, education, health, and their rights,” he stressed.

The President also stressed that “Massa's experience, his concern for those who are most in need, his call for dialogue, and his search for national unity are the axes that our country needs.”

According to Fernández, “we have the talent of our people and the wealth of our land” and therefore “the future is promising.”

Casting his vote early Sunday, Fernández stressed that “after December 10, I will continue as a citizen.” He also celebrated that “after 40 years of democracy, Argentines are deciding their future.” Asked if he would retire from politics, he replied: “It doesn't matter.”

Also Sunday, the bomb squad of the Argentine Federal Police (PFA) searched the entire Casa Rosada and determined that no explosive device had been found after a threat was received. A false bomb threat was also reported last Friday at the Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Aires.

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