President-elect Fernandez meets Macri as Argentina faces new future
Monday, 28 October 2019 Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez arrived at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires on Monday for a meeting with outgoing incumbent Mauricio Macri where the two are expected to discuss the potentially tricky transition of power as financial markets watch closely.
Argentines headed to the polls Sunday, after a year of twists and turns in a dramatic election race that has been chastening for conservative President Mauricio Macri, who trails well behind Peronist rival Alberto Fernandez in opinion polls. Gavino Garay reports.
Peronist Alberto Fernandez had 47.79 percent of the vote ahead of Macri who only had 40.71 percent. With more than 90 percent of ballots counted, Fernandez went over the 45 percent threshold needed. It..