Nov 8, 2015

Macri pulls ahead in Argentina presidential race, poll shows

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Challenger Mauricio Macri took the lead in Argentina’s presidential election race against his ruling party rival, a poll showed on Sunday, two weeks before the Nov. 22 run-off vote.

The Management & Fit survey put Macri eight points ahead with the backing of 51.8 percent of voters, including a projected share of undecided votes. His rival, Daniel Scioli, had 43.6 percent support.

Oct 29, 2015

Argentina’s Massa to election rivals: Want my voters? Heed my ideas

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Defeated Argentine presidential hopeful Sergio Massa unveiled key policy demands on Wednesday and said his 5 million supporters would vote in next month’s run-off election based on how the two remaining candidates respond.

Massa, whose plans ranged from cracking down on drug-runners to scrapping income tax for workers, stopped short of endorsing either ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli or his conservative rival Mauricio Macri.

Oct 28, 2015

Top Massa allies snub ruling party candidate in Argentina run-off

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Ruling party candidate
Daniel Scioli’s hunt for swing voters in Argentina’s
presidential run-off vote suffered a blow on Wednesday when two
of defeated candidate Sergio Massa’s top allies said they would
not vote for him.

Macri has the momentum early in the race to the Nov. 22
run-off after his strong showing in Sunday’s ballot defied polls
and shocked the ruling Front for Victory party, which had eyed
a win in the first round.

Oct 28, 2015

Massa allies lean toward opposition challenger in Argentina run-off

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli’s hunt for swing voters in Argentina’s presidential run-off vote suffered a blow on Wednesday when two of defeated candidate Sergio Massa’s top allies said they would not vote for him.

Massa’s running-mate Jose Manuel De la Sota said the leftist government of outgoing leader Cristina Fernandez had been “anti-federal and authoritarian” in style. Roberto Lavagna, a former economy minister, said he wanted to see “change”.

Oct 28, 2015

Massa allies lean toward opposition challenger in presidential run-off

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Ruling party candidate
Daniel Scioli’s hunt for swing voters in Argentina’s
presidential run-off vote suffered a blow on Wednesday when two
of defeated candidate Sergio Massa’s top allies said they would
not vote for him.

Massa’s running-mate Jose Manuel De la Sota said the leftist
government of outgoing leader Cristina Fernandez had been
“anti-federal and authoritarian” in style. Roberto Lavagna, a
former economy minister, said he wanted to see “change”.

Oct 26, 2015

Argentine opposition challenger Macri forces run-off in tight election

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri stunned Argentina’s ruling party with an unexpectedly strong showing in the presidential election on Sunday, forcing a run-off vote next month, preliminary results showed.

Daniel Scioli, backed by outgoing leftist President Cristina Fernandez, had a big lead in pre-election opinion polls but the results on Sunday showed the two men in a tight race with everything to play for in the run-off.

Oct 26, 2015

Argentina’s Scioli leads election but could face run-off

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli had a clear lead in Sunday’s presidential election, but his main rival’s party said it was sure Scioli would fall short of an outright win and have to face a run-off.

In a speech before thousands of party militants, Scioli reached out to swing voters for their support without explicitly accepting the vote would go to a second round.

Oct 26, 2015

Argentina’s Scioli leads election but opposition sees run-off

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli had a wide lead in Sunday’s presidential election, TV exit polls showed, but his main rival’s party said it was sure Scioli would fall short of an outright win and have to face a run-off.

The outcome of the election will shape how the South American country tackles its economic woes, including high inflation, a central bank running precariously low on dollars and a sovereign debt default.

Oct 25, 2015

Argentine ruling party candidate seeks first-round election victory

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentines vote for a new president on Sunday with outgoing leader Cristina Fernandez’s candidate the favorite to win despite deep divisions over her brand of leftist populism, which has driven up inflation and shackled the economy.

Polls show Daniel Scioli of the leftist Front for Victory ruling party with a clear lead over his rivals, although he cannot be sure of an outright win and may be forced into a runoff vote next month.

Sep 30, 2015

Argentina rebukes U.S. for failing to aid hunt for ex spy master

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina on Wednesday slammed Washington for failing to answer repeated inquiries on the whereabouts of a fugitive former spy master suspected by President Cristina Fernandez’s government to be seeking refuge in the United States.

Antonio Stiuso, who was operations chief of the now-disbanded Intelligence Secretariat, disappeared following the murky death in January of state prosecutor Alberto Nisman which plunged Fernandez’s government into political turmoil.