Argentine opposition accepts postponing of legislative elections due to the pandemic

On March 16, Argentina's National Electoral Chamber approved this year's electoral schedule, which set August 8 as the day for the open, simultaneous, and mandatory primaries (PASO) elections.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The coalition of 'Juntos por el Cambio (JxC)', the main opposition force in Argentina and a bloc to which former president Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) belongs, accepted on Thursday, April 22, the Government's proposal to postpone the electoral schedule by one month, due to the delicate health situation the country is going through.

"From JxC, we reaffirm our interest in contributing to the best management of the pandemic and, at the same time, respect the electoral rules in force (...). That is why we will accompany the correction of the schedule," the coalition said in a . . .

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