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Argentina. President Alberto Fernandez’s bloc lost the parliamentary elections

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The Front of All (Frente de Todos) by President Alberto Fernandez is losing the by-election to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies. He managed to win in just 9 out of 24 provinces of the country. The Peronists were also defeated in the struggle for the Senate, the upper house of the Argentine parliament.

President Alberto Fernandez’s Peronist center-left Front (Frente de Todos) lost Sunday Argentina’s parliamentary elections. This vote was in addition to the elections to the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate in September. Half of the members of the Chamber of Deputies and one-third of senators were elected in the elections, in which 71 percent of the more than 34 million people allowed to vote participated.

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President Fernandez’s election bloc was won in just 9 of the country’s 24 provinces. The Peronists were also defeated in the struggle for the Senate, the upper house of the Argentine parliament. The result to the Senate after Sunday’s elections means the smallest representation of Peronists in this chamber since 1983. Of the 72 seats in the Senate, Fernandez’s bloc secured only 35, ie six less compared to the current ownership.

The All Front of President Alberto Fernandez is losing the by-election to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / PAP / EPA

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Comments after the parliamentary elections in Argentina

In comments after the parliamentary elections, the Argentine media indicated that President Fernandez gave the impression of a “winner” in the first words to his electors.

“Someone should explain to President Alberto Fernandez that he lost yesterday’s elections. He lost, but pretends nothing happened,” concluded the daily Clarin in Buenos Aires.

Main photo source: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / PAP / EPA



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