Opposition Candidate Macri Leads in Argentinian Presidential Election


According to the preliminary results of the Argentinian presidential election opposition presidential candidate and the Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri leads the presidential race.

Opposition presidential candidate and the Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri leads the presidential race, according to the preliminary results of the Argentinian presidential election revealed on Monday.

With 67,13 percent of the vote counted, Macri gathered support of 36.24 percent of voters. At the same time, progovernment candidate and the governor of Buenos Aires Province Daniel Scioli got 34,7 percent and opposition candidate Sergio Massa got 21.1 percent.

A presidential candidate must gain support of at least 45 percent of votes to win the elections in the first round. The preliminary results show that no one reached this result and a run-off election should be held.




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