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“Moderate” Peronists See Chance to Beat Macri in 2019

October 02, 2018

Late last week, as Argentina’s peso tumbled yet again and President Mauricio Macri attempted to soothe panicky investors in New York, another high-stakes meeting was taking place in Buenos Aires. Sensing opportunity, four leaders from the moderate wing of the opposition Peronist party gathered to plot a strategy to defeat Macri and gain the Casa Rosada for themselves in October 2019 elections.

It was the clearest sign yet of an emerging “third way” between the center-right, pro-business policies of Macri’s Cambiemos coalition and the leftist wing of Peronism represented by former...

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