Argentina Moves Left: Fernández/Kirchner Slate Triumphs in Sunday’s First Round Vote

According to almost final numbers, Fernández-Kirchner had 48.04 percent of the votes, while Macri-Pichetto had 40.46 percent. Under Argentina law, the candidate with at least 45% of the votes in the first round is elected.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Incomplete latest figures from the ballot boxes indicate that left-wing candidate Alberto Fernández will become the new president of Argentina, although the current government had hoped to reverse the trend, said Diario Uno in a report.

According to the earlier numbers, the Fernández-Kirchner ticket would get about 50 percent of the votes, while the incumbent slate, Mauricio Macri-Miguel Angel Pichetto, would have about 35 percent.

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