Argentina’s first-round vote on October 27 will see the election of president and vice president, and nearly half of congressional seats (130 deputies and 24 senators). While President Mauricio Macri is in the running for a second term, Argentines will decide who will officially be on the ballot in the August 11 primary elections, known as the PASO. The main obstacles to the pro-business president of the Let’s Change coalition are Argentina’s economic recession and a peronist front with or without former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Other precandidates ahead of the PASO include Sergio Massa, who leads the peronist Renewal Front and ran on the Justicialist Party ticket in 2015, and his colleague and competitor, Salta Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey.
Some 33 million Argentines are eligible to cast the compulsory vote, which will go on to a December runoff if none of the presidential candidates wins at least 50 percent, or 40 percent with a 10-point margin over the runner-up. Topping the list of voter concerns? Jobs, inflation, poverty, as well as a growing concern over security issues.
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