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Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina's presidential election promising economic reform
Conservative Mauricio Macri wins Argentina's presidential election promising economic reform Nov. 22, 2015 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2015/11/conservative-mauricio-macri-wins.html
Nov. 23, 2015
PHOTO: Mauricio Macri won over 52 per cent of the vote to win Argentina's presidency. (Reuters: Enrique Marcarian)
Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri has won Argentina's presidential election after promising business-friendly reforms to spur investment in the struggling economy.
Mauricio Macri wins more than 52 per cent of the vote, election body says
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Mr Macri's supporters swarmed to the Obelisk in the heart of Buenos Aires' theatre district for a giant street party as subdued ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli conceded defeat.
Argentina's election body said Mr Macri had 52.1 per cent of votes and Mr Scioli had 47.9 per cent with returns in from 91.5 per cent of polling stations.
"This the beginning of a new era that has to carry us toward the opportunities we need to grow and progress," Mr Macri told supporters at his headquarters.
In a sign of Argentines' weariness with a spluttering economy, rising crime and corruption, Mr Macri had gone into the run-off election with a comfortable lead in opinion polls over Mr Scioli, the candidate of outgoing president Cristina Fernandez.
Read much more here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-23/mauricio-macri-wins-argentinas-presidential-election/6963680
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