Preview of Argentina’s election

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Daniel Scioli Buenos Aires’ Governor and ruling party presidential candidate Daniel Scioli talks to supporters during his closing campaign rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Argentinians head to the ballots to elect a new leader Oct. 25.

There are three leading candidates bidding for the top spot. To win in the first round of the presidential election, the candidate must get at least 45 percent of the votes, or 40 percent and a 10 percent spread over the nearest competitor.

The front runner is Daniel Scioli, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s hand picked successor. While Kirchner can’t run for a third consecutive term, she could legally run again in 2019. Her job-approval rating is nearly 47 percent.

CCTV America’s Joel Richards has more from Buenos Aires, including whether a second round of voting will be expected.

Follow Joel Richards on Twitter @joel_richards

Preview of Argentina's election

As Argentinians head to the ballots to elect a new leader, this is the first time in 28 years that a "Kirchner" won't be on the ballot.

AP reporting contributed to this report.


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Kirchner influence in Argentina elections

Argentina holds presidential elections this weekend, bringing to an end 12 years of Kirchner governments which have overseen major social change in the country, and also had its share of controversies. CCTV America's Joel Richards reports.