South American Elections.

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  1. argentine soccer fan

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    On Sunday vote for whoever you want, but on Monday we must all stand together. Argentina is all of us.
     
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  2. argentine soccer fan

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    In Argentina EVERYBODY gets to vote. Even dogs.
     
  3. roby

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    Good for you....but we here in the States have elected quite a few! :oops:
     
  4. argentine soccer fan

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  5. argentine soccer fan

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    #30 argentine soccer fan, Nov 22, 2015
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    People pouring into the streets of Buenos Aires to celebrate Macri's win.

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  6. argentine soccer fan

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    Leaving aside the results for a moment, I am very pleased that Argentina was able to conduct its elections transparently, without any violence or accusations of cheating. The administration of outgoing president Cristina Kirchner seems to have accepted the results with grace and pledged to cooperate with the transfer of power. It is a sign that the country's democracy appears to be maturing. I hope this attitude continues, and they let the new president govern.
     
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  7. Chesco United

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    Ah, an experienced Illinois voter!:)
     
  8. Iranian Monitor

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    Very distressing to see a rightist candidate win the Argentine elections.
     
  9. ceezmad

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    Well he will have a peronista congress right? So there is naturally going to be some blocking of his agenda.
     
  10. argentine soccer fan

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    Yes. Congress will make life difficult for him. Although it should be noted that the Peronist party right now is divided. Many Peronists voted for Macri because they want to see some reforms. Obviously they will not want to take the reforms as far as Macri wants, so we'll have to see how much rope they give him.
     
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  11. RiverGaucho

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    Many peronists did vote for Mauri- as did many river plate supporters, myself included. I, as you can see by the map in La Nation and Clarin- the places where river plate supporters lived voted for Mauri. We just want a change.

    And anyone that can dance that badly infant of 40 million people and not care- gets my vote

    Vamos MAURI! Vamos Argentina. Boca la concha de tu madre :D
     
  12. RiverGaucho

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  13. RiverGaucho

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    Mientras tanto... Scioli
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  14. RiverGaucho

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  15. Chesco United

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    IMHO, Argentine and Louisiana politics have a fair bit of similarities. Hope the new leaders in Buenos Aires and Baton Rouge turn out well for the people that live there.
     
  16. roadkit

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    Yes -- this is one of the most important things -- much like Guatemala's recent elections, there is good news here. Also nice to see Macri call out Maduro about the importance of free and fair elections. We'll have to wait another week or so to see if Maduro decides to suspend the elections to avoid what is appearing to be a certain defeat or will just steal the election through violence and intimidation.
     
  17. argentine soccer fan

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    Or maybe he will jump on his outdated ideological horse and ride off into the sunset.
     
  18. ceezmad

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    He is packing the courts, the elections boards, he will try to steal the election, it will depend on how close it gets, but even if he loses, chavismo won't just go away, it will take time for the institutions to get purged of chavistas, they will hold on hopping that the opposition starts fighting each other.
     
  19. ceezmad

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    This is the problem facing the Venezuela opposition.

    http://www.economist.com/news/21679...ie-economy-will-be-hard-oppositionu2019s-rout

    To get the economy back on track, they probably will need to defult on the debt accumulated by the leftist government, and still cut programs and/or increase taxes to balance their budget.
     
  20. El Chuma

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  21. ceezmad

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    That is the Latin America problem,

    Right wing governments that are corrupt, abuse people, are in the 1900 on social issues and hord the money to their friends.

    Left wing governments that are corrupt, abuse people, fvck up the economy and hord the money to their friends.

    At least the center left in Chile is doing ok. And the center right in Colombia has been doing ok.

    So there is hope.
     
  22. ceezmad

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    @argentine soccer fan the needed pain starts in Argentina.

    http://www.economist.com/news/ameri...nt-has-moved-step-closer-normalising-troubled

    BTW, Tuesday a lot was made about the 0.25% increase of USA interest rate, meanwhile in Argentina.

    Thank you Christina, lol.
     
  23. El Chuma

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  24. ceezmad

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    @argentine soccer fan The Debt saga may soon be over.

    Why did you guys elect a responsible politician, how am I supposed to make fun of Argentina now? I guess I still have Venezuela.


    http://www.economist.com/news/ameri...trys-new-president-argentina-reaches-deal-its
     
  25. ceezmad

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    In more South American election news.

    Evo Morales loses referendum to get elected again.

    This is good for Democracy, Evo has been (IMO) a good President for Bolivia, but even good Presidents have to have term limits, the Good Caudillo President has a long bad history in Latin America, usually they tend to not be very good but they do love to stay in power.

    The people (for now) seem to understand this, democracy is really growing up in Latin America :thumbsup:

    http://www.economist.com/news/ameri...-left-and-new-political-cycle-last-bolivarian
     

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