Mauricio Macri's ruling coalition, Let's Change suffered its first electoral defeat since winning the presidential runoff last November, at a mayoral competition in the city of Rio Cuarto, Córdoba province last Sunday.
On Sunday 35% of Argentines voted for continuity of Kirchnerism and 65% voted for a political change, and between the two options, change overwhelmingly won, said Sergio Massa, the third ranked candidate who with his 21% has become kingmaker between the two presidential hopefuls for the November runoff, incumbent Daniel Scioli and market friendly opposition, Mauricio Macri.
The Cristina Fernandez administration candidate Daniel Scioli, as anticipated, was the presidential hopeful with most votes in Argentina Sunday's open, simultaneous and mandatory primaries, (PASO), in which the different parties chose those who will lead them into the 25 October election to elect the head of the Executive, half the Lower House and a third of the Senate.
Argentina's Victory Front presidential ticket of Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini is set to win the coming August PASO primary elections by almost 12 points over nearest challenger Mauricio Macri, a new poll published two weeks before the vote has predicted.
The governor of the Argentine province of Córdoba José Manuel De La Sota confirmed on Wednesday a wage deal was reached to end a conflict and protest staged by the police force on Tuesday which coincided with a wave of looting and left two people dead.
Looting and robbing spread to several areas of the Argentine city of Cordoba on Tuesday evening and night following a walkout from the police in the midst of a conflict over pay and other benefits.
Cordoba’s governor picked up the glove and replied to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez statements on God and fear arguing that God cannot be feared; I learned not to fear God or any other kind of governing body, however powerful they are”.
Argentina’s second electoral district voted on Sunday for incumbent candidate, Jose Manuel de la Sota as the next governor of the province of Cordoba.