Argentina election provides president a legal majoritry

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By Associated Press|Released: 23rd October 2017

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, center, dances with Buenos Aires Gov. Maria Eugenia Vidal, right, as his other half Juliana Awada claps after midterm legal elections in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AP Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, center, dances with Buenos Aires Gov. Maria Eugenia Vidal, right, as his partner Juliana Awada claps after midterm legal elections in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

BUENOS AIRES: President Mauricio Macri’s governing union won strong assistance in early arise from Sunday’s congressional elections and appeared visited its very first legal majority considering that he took workplace in 2015.

Macri’s left-leaning predecessor in the presidency, Cristina Fernandez, won a Senate seat for her go back to politics.

Early returns indicated triumphes for the governing center-right union in the majority of Argentina’s provinces, consisting of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Sante Fe and Mendoza– the 4 provinces with the greatest populations.

Twenty-four of 72 Senate seats were at stake as were 127 seats in the 257-member lower Chamber of Deputies.

With an eye towards a possible run in the 2019 governmental contest, Fernandez was ensured election to the Senate although her celebration was available in 2nd behind Macri’s union. 2 of the 3 Senate seats chosen in the Buenos Aires area went to celebration with the most votes, while the 3rd was booked for the second-place celebration.

Fernandez is battling corruption accusations originating from her eight-year term as president and a Senate seat would give her resistance from prosecution.