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Argentina: Explaining Cristina’s victory

Labaqui, Ignacio (2011) Argentina: Explaining Cristina’s victory. International Affairs at LSE (08 Nov 2011). Website.

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Just as expected, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (CFK) obtained a landslide victory in the 23 October presidential elections and secured a second term in office. CFK not only won nearly 54 percent of the vote, she also defeated her nearest contender, socialist governor of Santa Fe Hermes Binner, by about 37 percentage points. Furthermore, the Frente para la Victoria – the kirchnerist wing of peronism – was able to regain the absolute legislative majority in the Lower House that it had lost as a result of both the conflict with farmers in 2008 and the defeat at the mid-term legislatives of 2009. In addition, several kirchnerist candidates were able to obtain victories at both the provincial and local level thanks to CFK’s coattails.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 06:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:37

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