After 12 years of leftist government, Argentina shifted towards the centre-right on Sunday by giving a presidential victory to Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri of the Cambiemos (Let’s Change) party. With 98.87% of the vote counted, the former chief executive of the Boca Juniors football club was on 51.44%, nearly three points ahead of his rival Daniel Scioli of the Peronist Victory Front who was on 48.56%. The result is likely to reverberate across Latin America.
In his victory speech, the winner promised to boost the economy, tackle narco-trafficking and defend democracy.
“This is a historic day,” said Macri, who will next month replace Christina Fernández de Kircher in the Casa Rosada presidential palace. “What emotion, what happiness, what hope.”
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