More than 26 million voters participated in Argentina’s October 27 elections, which saw the election of president and vice president, and nearly half of congressional seats (130 deputies and 24 senators). President Mauricio Macri ran for a second term, but Argentines handed Peronist Alberto Fernández a first-round victory. He takes office with Vice President—and also a former president—Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on December 10.
To win in the first round, a candidate needs at least 45 percent of the vote or 40 percent and a 10-point margin over his or her top rival. By earning more than 48 percent, Fernández comfortably sailed to victory, although the nearly 8-point margin between him and Macri was lower than the 15-point difference in August primaries.
Fernández will have an absolute majority in the Senate and his vice president will preside over it. Also, in the lower chamber, the next president's Everyone’s Front coalition will hold a slight majority.
Axel Kiciloff, a minister in Fernandez de Kirchner’s administration, won the influential Buenos Aires province governorship. The Together for Change coalition, meanwhile, held on to the mayorship of Buenos Aires, with incumbent Horacio Rodriguez Larretta winning by a landslide.
Alberto Fernández defeated President Mauricio Macri in the first round. Juan Cruz Díaz, Cefeidas Group managing director and AS/COA special advisor, lays out the country’s political panorama.
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