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Argentina risk: The race begins – VIDEO

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on June 29, 2011

by The Economist Intelligence Unit, June 23rd, 2011.

After months of speculation, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina’s president, has finally confirmed that she will run for re-election on October 23rd. With her popularity at its highest level in four years, she looks in a strong position to win another term.

Fiona Mackie, Latin America analyst, talks to Coralie Zacchino about the upcoming race for the presidency.

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Approx running time: 8 mins

Questions:

1/ Now that it’s official, how will Ms Fernández go about her re-election campaign?

2/ How strong is the opposition, coming into the presidential race?

3/ Ricardo Alfonsín stands out as the most credible challenger to Ms Fernández. What will he need to do to beat the incumbent?

4/ How likely is it that Ms Fernández will be re-elected, and what would this mean for Argentina?

5/ What would be the implications of a win by an opposition candidate?

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