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  • Monday, October 2nd 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    No clear winners after first presidential debate in Argentina

    Bullrich failed to explain how she planned to implement the changes the country needs

    The first presidential debate between the five contenders for the Argentine presidency was held on Sunday in Santiago del Estero, without any of the candidates outperforming the others. However, Patricia Bullrich of the opposition coalition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) was criticized for her stiffness on stage and for failing to explain how she would bring about the changes the country so desperately needs.

  • Tuesday, September 5th 2023 - 11:30 UTC

    Argentina: There is no stopping Milei, poll shows

    Many roads lead to Milei becoming President in December

    Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei remained the top contender for the Oct. 22 presidential elections, according to a survey by the consulting firm Opinaia released Monday in Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, August 21st 2023 - 11:23 UTC

    Argentina: Who can fix the political and economic problems?

    The three candidates who will disputing the election next 22 October, Javier Milei, Sergio Masa and Patricia Bullrich

    To most people's surprise, the divisive libertarian populist Javier Milei won Argentina's presidential primary. Milei took around 30% of the vote, triumphing in 16 out of the country's 24 provinces.

  • Thursday, August 10th 2023 - 11:37 UTC

    Killing of 11-yr-old girl halts all political rallying in Argentina

    Morena was mugged on her way to school in the morning

    All candidates, presidential or otherwise, have suspended their campaign closing rallies for Sunday's Simultaneous, Open, and Mandatory Primary (PASO) elections after Morena Domínguez, an 11-year-old girl, was killed Wednesday when motorbike robbers took her backpack at 7.20 am on her way to school in Lanús, a municipality in the province of Buenos Aires just south of the Argentine capital.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Three governors reelected in Argentina

    Melella was reelected as governor of Tierra del Fuego

    The governors of the Argentine provinces of La Pampa, Salta, and Tierra del Fuego were reelected Sunday. Meanwhile and following a Federal Supreme Court ruling, San Juan and Tucumán had to postpone their gubernatorial elections, but the former voted for local authorities anyway, while the latter adjourned the process altogether.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Argentina: Milei picks Vice-Presidential candidate

    As a lawyer, Victoria Villarruel has long defended the military officers who fought Montoneros and ERP terrorists in the 1970s

    Argentine Libertarian Deputy Javier Milei has announced that fellow Congresswoman Victoria Villarruel will be his running mate.

  • Monday, May 8th 2023 - 11:16 UTC

    Ruling parties are reelected in 3 Argentine provinces

    Javier Milei's candidate, Martín Menem, came third in La Rioja, a former Menemist bastion.

    Three Argentine provinces held gubernatorial elections on Sunday. In all of them, the ruling parties were reelected. In a year with presidential elections looming, these results were expected to shed some light on who might make it to the Casa Rosada next December 10, but nothing of the sort happened.

  • Friday, April 28th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Argentina: CFK announces no candidacies

    “Inflation does not stop with dollarization,” CFK stressed

    Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) made no announcement regarding the upcoming presidential elections during her appearance Thursday at a La Plata theater for the ceremony marking the opening of the Néstor Kirchner Institute. Following last week's declaration by President Alberto Fernández that he would not seek reelection, all eyes are focused on her next move.

  • Saturday, April 22nd 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina: Ruling coalition welcomes President Fernández's announcement

    For Máximo Kirchner's La Cámpora, the President's message was long overdue

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández's announcement that he would not seek reelection was welcomed within the ruling Frente de Todos (FdT) coalition, which now has the opportunity to submit several candidacies to be decided upon at the Aug. 13 Open, Mandatory and Simultaneous Primary (PASO) elections.

  • Friday, April 21st 2023 - 15:11 UTC

    Argentine President Fernández won't seek another term: “We did not achieve everything”

    “We did not achieve everything we set out to do. We are hurt by the families living in poverty, the low incomes, the projects and dreams that could not come true,” Fernández noted.

    President Alberto Fernández of Argentina announced in a video message on his social media that he will not seek re-election in the upcoming presidential elections. In his message titled “My decision,” Fernández admitted the main problems of his government's management and described the defeats in economic matters of his administration.