Argentinians voted for a change of direction: Sunday, they elected Alberto Fernandez over the incumbent, conservative Mauricio Macri. The election also will bring Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner back to the Casa Rosada, or Pink House. After running the country between 2007 and 2015, she will be its next Vice President. A fragile economy has many worried about the future in Argentina, while the change in government could also shift the regional political outlook.
CGTN’s Joel Richards reports from Buenos Aires.
To discuss all of this:
- Jorge Heine is a professor of International Relations at Boston University and former Chilean Ambassador to China.
- Raul Gallegos is the director of Control Risks, a risk analysis consulting company.
- Gloria La Riva is the Coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee in the United States.
- Fernando Cutz is a Senior Associate at The Cohen Group and Former Director for South America at the U.S. National Security Council.
Argentine authorities say center-left Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández leads the presidential election as frustrated voters appear to spurn conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri's handling of an economic crisis. https://t.co/dJHzcCx8pd
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