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Three Reasons Argentina’s Primary Matters

July 29, 2019

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The candidates for Argentina’s October presidential election have been set for more than a month. So why are primaries taking place on Aug. 11?

Given that the vote will cost taxpayers around $92 million, it’s a question worth asking. But although a lack of internal competition means the upcoming election – called the Simultaneous and Mandatory Open Primaries, or PASO for its acronym in Spanish – won’t change the...

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