Wednesday, June 29

3 causes of the defeat of Peronism in the legislative elections and what consequences it has for the future of the Alberto Fernández government


  • Veronica Smink
  • BBC News World, Argentina

Alberto Fernandez

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Caption,

President Alberto Fernández’s alliance was nine points behind the main opposition coalition in the Chamber of Deputies.

The ruling coalition, Frente de Todos (FTD), which groups together different sides of Peronism, suffered a massive defeat in Sunday’s legislative elections at the hands of the center-right opposition, which it removed from power in 2019.

President Alberto Fernández’s alliance was nine points behind the main opposition coalition, Juntos por el Cambio, in the election to renew half of the Chamber of Deputies.

And in the election to replace a third of the senators, the FDT was 20 points behind of the force that between 2015 and 2019 brought Mauricio Macri to the presidency.

With these results, Peronism will lose its control of the Senate in December, where it had its own quorum since the return to democracy in 1983.


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