Argentina to vote in general election to choose new president



    Argentina to vote in general election to choose new president

    Oct.25, Buenos Aires: Argentines are going to the polls to elect their next president after 12 years under the leadership of Nestor Kirchner and then his widow Cristina Kirchner.

    Around 32 million voters are to cast vote on Sunday. They are also electing their representatives in Congress and regional bloc Mercosur. Eleven of the country's 23 provinces are also electing governors and other officials.

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has served two consecutive terms and, under Argentina's constitution, cannot run again.
    Her hand-picked successor, left-winger Daniel Scioli, is leading polls.

    But he is expected to face stiff competition from Mauricio Macri, the centre-right mayor of Buenos Aires.

    Another candidate, Sergio Massa, a former Kirchner ally, is polling behind Mr Macri, while there are three other names on the ballot paper.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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