“I see a lot of people unemployed, a lot of hunger, and that is very frustrating," said Claudia Pouso, a 57-year-old retiree. The two men embraced after Macri handed Fernández the presidential sash and staff, traditional symbols of leadership. While the first round of Argentina's presidential election is not until October 27, on August 11, the country's peculiar brand of primaries could go a long way toward determining the next president. But according to polls, only two have a chance at success. Kirchner, the first woman to be elected Argentina's president, is a huge figure in Latin American leftist politics. Ana Franchi became president of CONICET on December 19th 2019. The outcome of the election had appeared clear for weeks: President Macri, a former mayor of Buenos Aires who pulled off an upset victory in … He pledged more aid for the poor and warned that the country would be unable to pay all its debts on time. Argentina's president elect Alberto Fernandez (R) delivers a speech next to his vice-president elected Cristina Fernandez (L) at the party's headquarters in Buenos Aires on October 27, 2019. Argentine leader Mauricio Macri trounced in primary vote. President … She has a degree and a PhD in Chemical Sciences of the ‘Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires’ (UBA). “It's been four hard years. President of CONICET. He has also announced plans to raise retirees' pensions and increase benefits for public employees and welfare recipients. In a region increasingly dominated by right-leaning governments like those in Chile, Bolivia and Brazil, Alberto Fernández is expected to move Argentina away from close cooperation with the U.S. and other conservative governments that are trying to unseat Venezuela's embattled socialist president, Nicolás Maduro. In order to avoid a runoff, Fernandez needed to (1) win at least 45 percent or (2) take 40 percent but win by ten percent or more. One-third of the seats in the Chamber of Deputies are reserved for women. They are elected from 24 electoral districts–the 23 provinces, plus the federal district of Buenos Aires, which elects its own executive and legislature and is represented in the national Congress like all other provinces. My daughter works in the hospital and there is nothing there. Le scrutin se tient en même temps que les élections législatives et sénatoriales. Through Argentine history, the office of the Head of State has undergone many changes, both in its title as in its features and powers.Current President Alberto Fernández was sworn into office on 10 December 2019. We heard that we'd never be back, but we're back and we'll be better than ever,” Alberto Fernándeztold the crowd in the Plaza de Mayo. ... 14 August 2019. Her presence has raised questions about the extent of her influence in the new administration. Meanwhile, tensions have been rising between Fernández and far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, which Argentina's main trading partner. She and Alberto Fernández have denied that. Fernández is close to former left-leaning Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Mexico's populist president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. En Argentine, le nouveau président Alberto Fernandez promet de redresser le pays. Seats were allocated using the D'Hondt method of proportional representation, with an electoral threshold of 3%.[4]. (AP Photo/Marcos Brindicci). Alberto Fernández, Argentina's president-elect, has caused quite a stir despite his obscurity. The party receiving the most votes wins two seats, and the second-placed party won one. Tue 10 Dec 2019 13.48 EST. BOOM found that the video dates back to 2019 and the crowd seen were to support the campaign of the then Argentinian president Mauricio Macri. Each party is allowed to register up to two candidates; one of those registered must be female. August 11: Primary. A top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump flew to Buenos Aires but decided to skip Alberto Fernandez’s inauguration after learning that a minister to … I want everything to be turned around, more jobs for people. [2] Former Cabinet Chief Alberto Fernández of Frente de Todos defeated incumbent president Mauricio Macri of Juntos por el Cambio, exceeding the threshold to win the presidency in a single round. He said that his administration's first meeting would focus on reducing hunger, and said that Argentina wanted to pay all its creditors but lacked the capacity to do so. Macri became the first incumbent president in Argentine history to be defeated in his reelection bid. Argentina's president elect Alberto Fernandez and vice-president Cristina Fernandez wave at supporters at the headquarters of the party in Buenos Aires on October 27, 2019. If no candidate meets either threshold, a runoff takes place between the top two candidates. The 2019 elections will see one-third of Senators renewed, with eight provinces electing three Senators for a 6-year term; Buenos Aires City, Chaco, Entre Ríos, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tierra del Fuego. Key dates in the 2019 Argentine elections. There are six candidates running for president in Argentina. She is a CONICET senior researcher and Director of the Centro de Estudios Farmacológicos y Botánicos (CEFYBO, CONICET-UBA). Overall, nine tickets are in the race. With his drag name ‘DYHZY’ and a 157,000-strong Instagram following, Estanislao Fernàndez is a rising star in Argentina’s drag scene. Provinces that will elect Senators in blue. Butaccording to polls,only two have a chance at success. The election of the president was conducted under the ballotage system, a modified version of the two-round system. General elections were held in Argentina on 27 October 2019, to elect the president of Argentina, members of the national congress and the governors of most provinces.. Former Cabinet Chief Alberto Fernández of the Justicialist Party won the presidency, and incumbent president Mauricio Macri lost his re-election bid for a second term. Published on Sun 17 Nov 2019 14.03 EST. Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method with a 3% electoral threshold. Updated October 28, 2019 10.54am EDT Argentina has elected Alberto Fernández of the Peronist party as its next president with 48% of the vote. There were celebrations in Argentina last weekend following the election of a new president. The incoming president has already announced plans to fight poverty with the distribution of subsidized basic foods, and he has outlined measures to lower food prices and fight malnutrition in poor families. Lavagna, del Caño, Gómez Centurión and Espert all received enough valid votes to participate in the general election.[11][12]. Former Cabinet Chief Alberto Fernández of Frente de Todos defeated incumbent president Mauricio Macri of Juntos por el Cambio, exceeding the threshold to win the presidency in a single round. Fernández owed his victory mostly to Buenos Aires Province swinging over dramatically to support him; he carried it by over 1.6 million votes over Macri, accounting for almost all of his nationwide margin of 2.1 million votes. BUENOS AIRES -- Alberto Fernández assumed the presidency of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country to the ranks of left-leaning nations at a moment of right-wing resurgence in the Western Hemisphere. [8][9], Open primary elections for the Presidency were held nationwide on 11 August. Mercedes was speaking the morning after voters delivered a thumbs-down to Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s president, in the country’s primary elections. Alberto Fernández, a 60-year-old lawyer, defeated President Mauricio Macri with a campaign emphasizing economic recovery, social inclusion and … By comparison, Daniel Scioli only carried the province by 219,000 votes in 2015. President Nelson said it is important that we consider the time we each have left in this life as a gift of God to be used wisely. [3] Voting is compulsory for citizens between 18 and 70 years old. Fernández said he would try to work closely with Brazil, whose vice president attended the inauguration. “'I come before you to call for unity from all Argentina, to build a new social contract of brotherhood and solidarity,” Fernández said in his inaugural address before Congress. I have faith in the people, and I know that these wonderful people never abandon those who fight for them.". “We have to give the next government the benefit of the doubt, he needs help and we will help,” Frigerio said. In the Senate ( Senado ) 72 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 6-year terms*. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? The 130 seats of the Chamber of Deputies up for election were elected from 24 multi-member constituencies based on the 23 provinces and Buenos Aires. Mr. Fernández’s running mate is former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, which has raised concerns about a return of a so-called populists who dominated Argentina until 2015. He was the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers during the entirety of Néstor Kirchner’s presidency, and the … Argentina’s asset markets largely traded higher Monday after Alberto Fernandez and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner secured a comfortable victory in … If no candidate receives at least 45% of the vote, or 40% with a lead of 10% over the runner-up, a second round is held. President Mauricio Macri, a right-wing businessman, faces centre-left challenger Alberto Fernández. Taking the vice presidency was Cristina Fernández, 66, a polarizing figure who served as president from 2007 to 2015 and faces several charges of corruption from that time. Alberto Fernández, a 60-year-old lawyer from the country's center-left Peronist movement, faces the immediate challenge of trying to pull Argentina from economic crisis while fulfilling promises of greater social justice. Correction Oct. 28, 2019. The party receiving the most votes in each constituency wins two seats, with the third seat awarded to the second-placed party. Argentina has voted for change. 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Nelson and his wife, Wendy, greet Argentinian faith leaders prior to an evening devotional at Tecnópolis Arena in Buenos Aires on August 28, 2019. Tue 10 Dec 2019 13.48 EST. Citizens may vote for any candidate of any party, but may only cast a single vote. Argentina's President Mauricio Macri looks on as Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks, at the... [+] government house Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, April 22, 2019. This lists parties that won seats. [4] Suffrage was also extended to 16- and 17-year-olds, though without compulsory voting. Number of Deputies at stake in each province. Close allies of Cristina Fernández have already been named to key government positions and her son is head of the governing party in the lower house of the legislature. The most voted candidate of parties gaining 1.5% or higher of the valid votes advances to the general election. [citation needed], The 72 members of the Senate are elected in the same 24 constituencies, with three seats in each. An election campaign video from Buenos Aires, Argentina is being shared with false claims that it shows the funeral procession of footballer Diego Maradona and large number of fans gathered for the same. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. Outgoing leader Mauricio Macri became the first non-Peronist president to complete his term in 74 years, a landmark seen as a sign of Argentina's maturing democracy. [6] The number of seats are distributed in relation to the population of the province. In this election, 130 of the 257 seats are up for renewal for a 4-year term. The president of Argentina (Spanish: Presidente de Argentina), officially known as the President of the Argentine Nation (Spanish: Presidente de la Nación Argentina), is both head of state and head of government of Argentina. Alberto Ángel Fernández (born 2 April 1959) is an Argentine lawyer and politician who is the President of Argentina after winning the 2019 general election. The 24 seats in the Senate up for election were elected in three-seat constituencies using the closed list system. President Mauricio Macri, the son of a real estate tycoon and former head of Boca Juniors football club, leads the centre-right Republican Proposal party (PRO by its Spanish initials), which is part of an electoral coalition called Commitment to Change. He succeeded Mauricio Macri.. The country has a 35% poverty rate and is struggling to make debt payments on time. August 7, 2019. With this system, all parties run primary elections on a single ballot. L’élection présidentielle argentine de 2019 (Elecciones presidenciales de Argentina de 2019) se tient le 27 octobre 2019 afin d'élire le président et le vice-président de l'Argentine pour un mandat de quatre ans. Left-leaning Fernandez hails government of people, but central bank currency move shows no quick fix to economic woes. Last modified on Tue 10 Dec 2019 14.29 EST. [citation needed], The following candidates successfully registered their nominations before the limit date of 22 June 2019, and went on to compete in the Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory Primaries (PASO) on 11 August 2019. Alberto Fernández inaugurated as president of Argentina. Cristina Fernández told tens of thousands of cheering Peronists gathered in the Plaza de Mayo in the capital Tuesday night that Macri's policies had left “a devastated country, scorched earth, but I know we have the conviction to change this reality. Argentina’s president-elect, Alberto Fernández, has promised he will move to legalise abortion after taking office on 10 December. See the complete results. Last modified on Tue 10 Dec 2019 14.29 EST. [7] The third senatorial seat was established in the Constitution of 1994 in order to better represent the largest minority in each district. He wants to create a million and a half o… After much speculation over who would be on the official ballots, Argentina’s 2019 election cycle is moving forward, with the deadlines for candidate and party alliance registration closed and the candidate lists published on June 24. Argentina's next presidential and national elections are in October 2019, making Argentine president Mauricio Macri's commitment to austerity potentially very costly.

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