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Weekly Report - 11 April 2019 (WR-19-14)

ARGENTINA: Río Negro election gives Macri food for thought

The 7 April gubernatorial elections in Argentina’s Río Negro province produced another victory for a local political party and a resounding defeat for the nationally ruling centre-right Cambiemos coalition. With the parlous state of the domestic economy continuing to hurt the Argentine people, support for President Mauricio Macri and the economic adjustment plan implemented by his administration is waning. To have a chance of re-election in October, Macri and Cambiemos need to convince the electorate that better times lie ahead.

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