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As Argentines head to the polls, don’t expect change

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Experts consulted by LBC believe the government will lose seats in Congress, but that policy change is unlikely.

When the chosen candidate of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner lost a primary election in Buenos Aires province in August to a dissident member of her party, analysts saw it as a sign the president would lose support in the upcoming legislative election. Support for the president was further cast into doubt when she underwent surgery earlier this month and was consigned to bed rest for the rest of the month, curtailing her ability to campaign.  Whether these predictions come true will be seen this Sunday October 27 when Argentines will head to the polls to elect half the members of the Chamber of Deputies and one-third of the members of the Senate. Polling ahead of the elections shows the president’s party may suffer some losses, but whether that will translate to a long-term solution to Argentina’s mounting problems is doubtful say experts consulted by Latin Business Chronicle.

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