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Argentina: An Overview [Updated January 15, 2020]   [open pdf - 522KB]

From the Document: "Current President Alberto Fernández of the center-left Peronist 'Frente de Todos' (FdT, Front for All) ticket won the October 2019 presidential election and was inaugurated to a four-year term on December 10, 2019. He defeated incumbent President Mauricio Macri of the center-right 'Juntos por el Cambio' (JC, Together for Change) coalition by a solid margin of 48.1% to 40.4% but by significantly less than the 15 to 20 percentage points predicted by polls. The election also returned to government former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who ran on the FdT ticket as vice president. In concurrent legislative elections, the FdT won a Senate majority; in the Chamber of Deputies, the JC won the largest bloc (but not a majority) and the FdT won the second-largest bloc."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10932
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2020-01-15
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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