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Argentina's 2019 Elections [Updated October 31, 2019]   [open pdf - 655KB]

From the Document: "Argentina's Peronist party (officially known as the 'Partido Justicialista') returned to power in October 27, 2019, presidential elections. Alberto Fernández of the center-left Peronist 'Frente de Todos' (Front for All) coalition defeated current President Mauricio Macri of the center-right 'Juntos por el Cambio' (Together for Change) coalition by a vote of 48.1% to 40.4% in a six-candidate race. Argentina's economic crisis-- marked by recession, high inflation, and increasing poverty--appeared to be the most important factor in the race. [...] The election also returns to government former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who ran on the 'Frente de Todos' ticket as vice president. Some observers believe Cristina Fernández, known for her combative style of leftist populism, could wield significant power as vice president; others emphasize that Alberto Fernández, characterized as moderate and pragmatic, will control government policy. The new team is to be sworn in to a four-year term on December 10, 2019. The Fernández government's most significant challenge likely will be the ongoing economic crisis, including relations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)."

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CRS Insight, IN11184
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2019-10-31
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