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Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:22 PM

Scioli, Macri in tight race to first runoff in Argentine history.

Last edited Mon Oct 26, 2015, 01:20 AM - Edit history (1)

According to provisional results released early on Monday Victory Front candidate Daniel Scioli advanced to a tight lead with 36% over Mauricio Macri, of the "Let's Change" coalition, who obtained 35%. With 89% of the polling stations counted, Sergio Massa, from UNA front, ended in the third place with 21%.

Before any official data was unveiled, the candidates admitted a second-round scenario, which will take place on November 22.

The National Electoral Court (CNE) reported that 79% of the electoral roll voted today, 5 points more than in the PASO primaries held in August and the highest turnout since 1999.

Six candidates competed today to become Argentines’ next president with 32 million people entitled to decide the successor of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who will be leaving office on December 10 after two consecutive terms in office.

The results of the PASO primaries held on August 9 and the polls carried out prior to Sunday's elections forecast Daniel Scioli and Carlos Zannini of the Victory Front (FpV) would be the leading presidential ticket among the six candidates competing today:

Mauricio Macri and Gabriela Michetti for the right-wing Let’s Change coalition;
Sergio Massa and Gustavo Saénz for the centrist UNA alliance;
Margarita Stolbizer and Miguel Angel Olaviaga for the Progressives;
Nicolás Del Caño and Myriam Bregman for the leftist FIT front;
and Adolfo Rodríguez Saá and Liliana Negre de Alonso for the centrist Federal Commitment.

To win outright in the first round, and avoid a runoff election, a candidate requires 45 % of valid votes - or 40% and a 10-point lead over their nearest rival. For the first time since 2003 voters were faced with a runoff, and were without a Kirchner on the presidential ballots when they entered the voting booth.

At: http://buenosairesherald.com/article/201672/scioli-macri-in-tight-race-to-first-runoff-in-argentine-history

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Reply Scioli, Macri in tight race to first runoff in Argentine history. (Original post)
forest444 Oct 2015 OP
Judi Lynn Oct 2015 #1
forest444 Oct 2015 #2
Marksman_91 Oct 2015 #3
forest444 Oct 2015 #4
Bacchus4.0 Oct 2015 #5
forest444 Oct 2015 #6

Response to forest444 (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 05:51 PM

1. So glad to have heard it here! What a great day for human beings in Argentina.

Hope the very best for President-elect Scioli. May he find the support he needs to assist him when the vicious attacks from the fascists begin. He will need to be strong, himself, and have a sound support system behind him the monsters can't move.

Thank you, so much for placing this BIG, big result here.

His best efforts will be needed to keep the country on course, as we all know the fascists would be happy to destroy it, and the people, in order to get the power back in their unworthy hands.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 06:07 PM

2. You're very welcome.

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And thank you, Judi, for all your research, interest, and contributions to this story as well.

There's still so much to do, and God knows Scioli has his work cut out for him (like all Latin American presidents, as you know). The results could change as the night wears on; but it's good to see voters seem to have been guided less by the wishes of Big Media, and more by the results.

Salud!

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 12:53 AM

3. Whoops. Spoken too soon :P

 

Looks like Scioli and Macri are heading for a run-off on November. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/26/us-argentina-election-idUSKCN0SJ04520151026

That was poor, poor journalism on the part of that article. Remember, nothing is over until the fat lady sings. Wishful thinking should never be put in journalism.

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Response to Marksman_91 (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 01:23 AM

4. Fair enough.

Post updated. And yes, the fat lady does indeed have a way of hitting surprise notes.

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Response to forest444 (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 09:08 AM

5. oopsy Forest, does that source write headlines for

chavistas too?

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 09:13 AM

6. Sorry to disappoint you. They rarely mention Venezuela.

Or Colombia - but then, the less said about that the better.

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