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Argentinians Choose Alberto Fernández as New President

Alberto Fernandez, pre-candidate for president in the simultaneous and obligatory open primary elections of Argentina, arrives to a party congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 7, 2019 - Image

Center-left candidate Alberto Fernández defeated Argentine President Mauricio Macri in a close race on election night this past Sunday. It’s a relief to many Argentinians, who have highly contested against Macri’s financial plans with the IMF due to this year’s inflation, which has severely weakened the country’s currency value.

More than 80% of the country came out to the polls to vote on Sunday, proving power and strength does lie in numbers.

Fernandez, who won with a 48.1% majority (12.5 million votes), has pledged to “try and salvage the economy while promising to improve wages and benefits for workers and pensioners,” according to Dirección Nacional Electoral. Former Argentinian president Cristina Fernández, who served from 2007-2015, will serve as Vice President.

Alberto Fernández will take office on December 10.

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Vivian Wang

Vivian is a travel enthusiast and food connoisseur living in New York City whose curiosity and passion for languages and culture has taken her across eight countries over the past year. When not writing, she can be found snacking on street food or wandering in a museum.

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