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Oct 26, 2015
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Argentines may risk austerity to get change

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Financial markets enjoyed the shock result of Argentina’s first-round presidential elections on Sunday. The contest will go to a November runoff after business favorite Mauricio Macri surprised leftist ruling-party candidate Daniel Scioli, and pollsters, with a strong showing. Scioli, backed by outgoing President Cristina Fernandez, will surely fan fears that his center-right rival wants to slash social programs. But voters may see the economic illusions touted by Fernandez and her acolytes as unsustainable.

Oct 23, 2015
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After Cristina, a more investor-friendly Argentina

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

No matter who wins the Argentine presidency in Sunday’s election, Latin America’s third-biggest economy will emerge more welcoming to investors than it has been under outgoing leftist leader Cristina Fernandez. To be fair, that’s not saying much.

Oct 23, 2015
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After Cristina, a more investor-friendly Argentina

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

No matter who wins the Argentine presidency in Sunday’s election, Latin America’s third-biggest economy will emerge more welcoming to investors than it has been under outgoing leftist leader Cristina Fernandez. To be fair, that’s not saying much.

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