Peronism gives the big surprise: it wins the elections and will play for the presidency in a second round with Milei

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Was hurt and corneredbut peronism He recovered in great shape to win the presidential elections in Argentina this Sunday and define, on November 19 against the ultra-liberal populist Javier Milei, who wins the Casa Rosada.

More than 91% of the votes counted, Sergio Massa, the Minister of Economy of an economy in total crisis, obtained 36.3% of the votes, against 30.1% of mercy and 23.8% of Patricia Bullrich, of the social-liberal coalition Together for Change (JxC).

This Sunday’s election was, with 74 percent, that of lowest participation in presidential elections since 1983, the year that marked the return of democracy to the third largest economy in Latin America.

Voting is mandatory in Argentina, and in the two previous calls, 2015 and 2019, participation had reached or exceeded 80 percent. Low participation usually affects Together for Change, and this time was no exception.

The definition in the runoff – second round – is the third in the forty years of democracy in Argentina. Incorporated into the system in the 1994 constitutional reform, the first runoff came in 2003, but the winner of the first round, the former president Carlos Menem, gave up contesting the tiebreaker with Nestor Kirchner.

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