New President in Argentina

Via the BBC:  Argentina’s President-elect Macri lays out new course

Mr Macri won Sunday’s run-off election by a narrow margin over Daniel Scioli, who was backed by outgoing president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

He said one of the key problems was the lack of accurate information about the state of Argentina’s economy.


Mr Macri, who won with 51.4% of the vote over Mr Scioli’s 48.6%, called on Argentines to unite behind a common agenda which he said would focus on eradicating poverty and combating drug trafficking.

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Ben Wolf says:

    If he wants to end poverty his government can expand the Jefes de Hogar program. I expect he’ll instead concentrate on foreign investment/spending and tax cuts/monetarist rigamarole in the hope a magic mixture will fix everything.