How’s Alberto’s life insurance looking?

Argentines were stunned in mid-August when the centre-left candidate Alberto Fernández won the national primary elections for the presidency, surpassing all predictions with a whopping 15-point lead over the incumbent Mauricio Macri. The primaries, known as the “PASO”, serve to winnow down the number of presidential candidates, with a 1.5% vote share required to progress to the general elections on October 27.

Fernández’s victory on August 11 came just three months after Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s shock announcement that she would run as his vice-president, having asked him to lead her electoral ticket.

3 thoughts on “How’s Alberto’s life insurance looking?”

  1. Not sure how the Argentinian constitution works but perhaps he can just conveniently resign over a health / personal / family / scandalous matter. Or be fitted up for some corruption charge or another, though I’m not sure if they get immunity over there. Killing seems a bit excessive when other options are available. Would not surprise me massively if there had been an agreement to split the term half and half, say.

  2. “ I’m not sure if they get immunity over there. ”

    Oh absolutely – that’s why Kirchner is on the ticket and desperate to be VP.

    She is not the power she used to be. I don’t know if Fernandez is his own man or not, but definitely many if not most of the Peronists are no longer taking orders from her. Many of them actually worked with Macri actually – it’s not really a unified philosophy these days, more of a nostalgia brand.

    I’m continually staggered by the ability of Argentines to vote in economic disasters. But in a weird way the economy is almost set up to run that way – it’s staggering how offshored it is – and Macri was not a lucky President despite really trying to do the right thing.

  3. @Tim W

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