Kirchnerism’s Paradoxical Staying Power

By Federico Sturzenegger

A “VIP vaccination” scandal and rising poverty may not be enough to unseat Argentina’s dominant political movement.

BUENOS AIRES - For many observers of politics and economics in Argentina, the defeat of the current left-of-center government in the 2023 elections seems like a foregone conclusion. With the economy on life support and the government racked by scandal, how could Argentines return to power the Peronist slate of Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Yet paradoxically, the worse things get, the better chance the current government may have of winning reelection. As a sense of crisis pervades Argentine politics, many voters feel they need the support of an active state and a...

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