Kirchner wins easily


President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was the clear winner in Argentina’s primary which took place yesterday.

Kirchner of the Front for Victory (FPV) took around 49.3% of the vote. Her closest rival, Ricardo Alfonsín of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) took 13.3% and former president Eduardo Duhalde of the Justicialist Party was third with 12.1%.

The poll, which was compulsory, has been seen by many in Argentina as a large opinion poll for the main candidates. If the figures are carried through to the main poll on 23rd October then Kirchner will be re-elected on the first round vote with no need for a runoff.

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