NYT – President of Argentina Easily Prevails in Primary Election


“Mrs. Kirchner, who leads a center-left faction of the Peronists, rebuilt her support after a four-month tax revolt in 2008 by farmers, a major force in the country, pushed her popularity rating below 30 percent. Strong economic growth since then has helped to create jobs, raise wages and allow the government to extend welfare programs. The death of her husband, former President Néstor Kirchner, in October 2010 prompted a tide of public sympathy.”

““This was a convincing triumph, and the strong economy was a central issue,” said Carlos Germano, a political analyst in Buenos Aires. “People voted for economic stability at a time when many parts of the world are shuddering with problems.””


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