Argentina gets another president, as opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez wins

By Charles Segun Adegbite

A new president, Mr Alberto Fernandez, has been elected in Argentina, from the centre-left opposition. He defeated the incumbent, Mr Mauricio Macri.

With  more than 90% of ballots counted, Mr Fernández had 47.79% of the vote, compared to Mr Macri’s 40.71%.with over 45% of the votes needed to win.

The election was held amid an economic crisis that has left a third of Argentina’s population in poverty, according to a BBC report.
A lot of Argentines have since been celebrating, while Macri on Sunday had reportedly accepted defeat.
The outgoing president said he had invited Mr Fernández to the presidential palace on Monday to discuss an orderly transition.
The president-elect later told his supporters he would collaborate with the outgoing president “in every way we can”.

Mr Fernandez will be sworn in as President on December 10.

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