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In Argentina, an Economic Crisis Portends Political Chaos

Oct 26, 2019 | 13:31 GMT
Argentina’s economic problems have opened the door to a return of populist policies after the presidential election in October.

Demonstrators in Buenos Aires protest against the conservative economic policies of Argentine President Mauricio Macri in August 2019.

(RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

In the primary presidential vote on Aug. 11, populist candidate Alberto Fernandez, handily defeated the country's conservative president, Mauricio Macri. For months, polls had given Macri a fair chance of winning the Oct. 27 presidential ballot, and Fernandez's victory caught financial markets largely off guard, deepening the country's economic tailspin.  Instead of...

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