Argentine president-elect Alberto Fernandez thanked British prime minister Boris Johnson for his congratulation message but also cautioned that he will not give up the sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands.
Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernandez pledged to lead the country in a new direction on Tuesday amid a “difficult” domestic backdrop, as financial markets jumped around with investors grasping for any signs of the Peronist's future plans.
Argentine president Mauricio Macri and president-elect Alberto Fernandez met on Monday midmorning at Government House, Casa Rosada, to discuss terms for an orderly transition until next 10 December when the new government takes office, plus exchange names of the two teams that will be involved in the discussions.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said late Sunday upon departing from Abu Dhabi after a two-day state visit that if the policies of Argentina's next president affect Mercosur's agreement with the European Union (EU), a solution may be to remove the southern neighbours from the bloc.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri conceded defeat in Sunday's presidential election, congratulating rival Alberto Fernandez on winning the election.
Argentines head to the polls on Sunday with the Peronist opposition strong favourites to take back the presidency from business-friendly reformer Mauricio Macri, who has been stung by a tumbling economy and financial crises.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri called voters on Saturday to get behind him ahead of presidential elections next week in a massive rally called the “March of the Million”, held in downtown Buenos Aires next to the obelisk and in the widest avenue of the city, 9 de Julio.
Argentina's front-running candidate for president, Alberto Fernandez, has been asked by advisors within his left-leaning coalition to freeze natural gas and power tariffs and to peg oil product prices to pesos instead of dollars as measures to contain inflation and spur economic growth.
Caution minded since Argentine public opinion polls were so far off the mark during the August Primary mandatory elections which triggered the current major political and financial upheaval in the country...
Poverty in Argentina rose to 35.4% of the population in the first half of the year, the highest officially recorded level since 2001, the INDEC national statistics bureau reported today. This means that some 15.8 million Argentines are now considered poor, INDEC's data indicates. At the end of 2018, 32% of Argentines were said to be living in poverty.