Argentine Congressman Javier Milei, who had been slated as a strong presidential contender in next year's elections, Friday staged a major fiasco when in a football stadium with a capacity of 14,000 people, only some 1,500 gathered to see him launch his Casa Rosada bid.
“On Wednesday, I'm inviting you to celebrate this great triumph by filling the Plaza de Mayo with militants,” Argentine president Alberto Fernandez announced calling the trade unions and the organizations of picketers in support of Sunday's midterm election “great win”. Likewise one of his most loquacious candidates Victoria Tolosa Paz argued, actually “losing we are winning, and those winning are losing”.
Contrary to expectations, the unofficial exchange rate between the Argentine peso and the US dollar remained somewhat stable Monday following the ruling party's overall loss at Sunday's mid-term elections.
The two seats at stake in the Argentine Lower House representing the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego, had their holders reelected comfortably last Sunday in the midterm election.
Preliminary but seemingly conclusive results from Argentina's mid-term elections Sunday showed the ruling party of President Alberto Fernández and Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would be losing its majority in Congress after 38 years.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Thursday assured his Government had listened to the demands of the people after the Mandatory, Simultaneous and Open Primary (PASO) elections in September and taken the necessary steps to deserve the popular support Sunday.
Argentina's basic food basket rose 3.2% in September, according to data released Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec).
Libertarian Economist Javier Milei is closing on Kirchnerite Leandro Santoro in their Nov. 14 quest for a seat on Argentina's Lower House on behalf of the City of Buenos Aires, the firm CB Consultora Opinion Pública said Sunday.
Argentina's new Cabinet Chief Juan Manzur is said to be speeding up the path towards the lifting of caps on meat exports in an attempt to bring in hard currency as the government of President Alberto Fernández desperately tries to recover from defeat at Sept. 12's Mandatory, Simultaneous and Open Primary (PASO) elections.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday announced a major cabinet reshuffle in an attempt to build up a new government team with which to reverse last Sunday's loss at the Open, Mandatory and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections.