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Oct 19, 2011

Argentine president poised for landslide re-election

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez looks set to win easy re-election on Sunday after a dramatic comeback that has confounded critics of her unconventional economic policies and combative style.

A center-leftist who has given the state a leading role in the economy, Fernandez has rebounded from low approval ratings and angry protests by farmers and middle-class voters that erupted early in her first term. Polls show she could win more than 50 percent of the vote on Sunday.

Oct 19, 2011

Factbox: Argentine president’s policies in likely second term

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez looks set to win easy re-election on Sunday, giving her a strong mandate to deepen her unorthodox economic policies.

Unconventional and sometimes controversial measures such as beef export curbs and the sudden takeover of private pensions please many Argentines, but they are generally unpopular with investors, pro-market business leaders and farmers.

Oct 5, 2011

Insight: President’s luck tied to Argentina jobs revival

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The comeback story of Grissinopoli, a bread-stick factory in Argentina, has a lot in common with the country’s own economic renaissance.

It also helps explain why President Cristina Fernandez looks set for easy re-election this month even as a worsening global outlook fuels doubts about the sustainability of her unconventional, high-growth policies.

Oct 5, 2011

President’s luck tied to Argentina jobs revival

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The comeback story of
Grissinopoli, a bread-stick factory in Argentina, has a lot in
common with the country’s own economic renaissance.

It also helps explain why President Cristina Fernandez
looks set for easy re-election this month even as a worsening
global outlook fuels doubts about the sustainability of her
unconventional, high-growth policies.

Oct 3, 2011

Key political risks to watch in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 3 (Reuters) – President Cristina
Fernandez looks set to win easy re-election this month, giving
her a strong mandate to deepen the unorthodox policies that irk
many farmers, business leaders and Wall Street economists.

The center-leftist president won more than 50 percent in a
primary election in August and opinion polls suggest she has
widened her massive lead over a fragmented field of opposition
candidates. [ID:nS1E78D0C4]

Sep 1, 2011

Key political risks to watch in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 1 (Reuters) – President Cristina
Fernandez looks poised to win easy re-election next month after
winning 50 percent of the vote over a splintered opposition in
a recent primary election. [ID:nN1E77E00L]

August’s primary was effectively a nationwide opinion poll
because the parties had already chosen their candidates and
voters could cast ballots for any of them.

Jul 13, 2011

Candidates for Argentina’s presidential election

BUENOS AIRES, July 13 (Reuters) – Argentine President
Cristina Fernandez is running for a second term in an Oct. 23
election and polls suggest she could win easily, helped by a
buoyant economy and the lack of a strong opposition challenger.
[ID:nARVOTE]

A total of 10 candidates are registered for compulsory
primaries on Aug. 14, which political analysts say will serve
as a giant opinion poll for October’s vote. [ID:nN1E76A0UR]

Jul 11, 2011

Argentine heirs’ first DNA tests come back negative

BUENOS AIRES, July 11 (Reuters) – DNA from the adopted
children of one of Argentina’s richest women do not match blood
samples from two families who suspect the siblings were stolen
as babies from political prisoners in the 1970s,
legal sources said on Monday.

A 10-year battle by human rights activists to analyze DNA
samples from Felipe and Marcela Noble Herrera, whose mother
Ernestina owns Argentina’s Grupo Clarin (CLA.BA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) media empire,
has become increasingly politicized in recent years.

Jul 5, 2011

Analysis: Argentine president pins hopes on young loyalists

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is betting her future on a pro-government youth movement founded by her son, challenging old allegiances inside the ruling Peronist party as she seeks re-election.

Fernandez, a center-leftist who polls suggest could easily win a second term on October 23 on the back of sizzling economic growth, has peppered ruling party electoral slates with members of the ultra-loyal La Campora group.

Jul 5, 2011

Factbox: Key political risks to watch in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – President Cristina Fernandez is seeking re-election and polls show she could take victory in the first round on October 23, helped by brisk economic growth and the absence of a strong opposition challenger.

Fernandez ended months of speculation in June by confirming she will run for a second four-year term, vowing to deepen the leftist policies that have infuriated many business leaders and farmers in Argentina, Latin America’s No. 3 economy.

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      "Based in Argentina, I help lead our coverage of the southern cone, from politics to agriculture. My career with Reuters began in London in 2001 and I have reported from many Latin American countries including Bolivia, Cuba and Mexico."
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