The electoral colleges of Argentina They opened at 8:00 a.m. this Sunday for the Second round of the elections that the president and vice president must decide between the official formula Union for the Homeland (Peronist) and the opposition of Freedom Advances (far right).
The official candidate is the current Minister of Economy, Sergio Massawho is accompanied by the current chief of staff, Agustín Rossi; opposite will be the far-right deputies Javier Milei and Victoria Villarruelto find out what formula will preside over the country from December 10 by the period 2023-2027.
Some 35.8 million Argentines are called to vote with mandatory suffrage for citizens between 18 and 70 yearsand optional for those over that age and for those adolescents of 16 and 17 years, in addition to residents abroad.
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Both candidates for president reached the runoff after in the first round Massa would get a 36.7% of the votes and Mileia 29.9%.
The rest of the Argentines who did not vote for those candidates has to choose one of the two today, so the blank vote and attendance on a Sunday that falls in the middle of a long weekend, because the Monday is a holiday.
The official candidate sought to show that on December 10 a new stage in Argentina, since he is the Minister of Economy of a country that in October reached an inflation of 142.7% and sought to differentiate himself from the current management President Alberto Fernándezand the figure of the vice president and former president, Cristina Fernandez.
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Massa proposed ending the ideological rift that the country suffers and set up a government of National unity for which he anticipated that he will summon opposition leaders.
Milei is a economist which is classified as libertarian and makes the electorate choose between “continuity or change”, after he took that flag from the opposition coalition Together for Change, although he later obtained the support of the losing candidate of that space, Patricia Bullrich, and former president Mauricio Macri.
He “outsider” popularly characterized as the “crazy“Because of his reactions, he insists that “A different Argentina is impossible with the same old people”has a speech against political “caste” and proposes a cut in public spending and the dollarization of the economy.
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Although the opposition force spread suspicions of fraud, the National Electoral Chamber He said Saturday that there is no fact to justify that concern.
Many Argentines They emotionally attend to vote in a year that marks 40 consecutive years of democracy, after the end of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983), in an election in which the youth vote is key.
He government current is responsible for the provisional scrutiny that will take place on Sunday night, while the scrutiny definitive, in charge of Justice electoral and the only one with legal validity, will begin next Tuesday.
(With information from EFE)