Hasnain Malik Strategy and Head of Equity Research
May 20 2019
Argentina: Christina’s VP candidacy does not unite Peronists
Former two-time, populist Peronist President (2007-15), Christina Fernandez de Kirchner announced on 18 May that she will run as a Vice Presidential candidate in the October 2019 election, as a running mate to Alberto Fernandez.
For some, any involvement of Christina in the election will cause concern, given her history of non-orthodox economic policy and continuing popular support (opinion polls suggest one third of the electorate would support her in a direct run-off).
However, this is not the announcement that would have created the most concern for incumbent President Mauricio Macri or foreign investors wishing to see austerity policies continue...
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