Argentina vote heralds political, economic shake-up

Mauricio Macri, mayor of Buenos Aires and presidential candidate of the Cambiemos party, delivers a speech during the closing rally of his campaign in Humahuaca, Jujuy province on November 19, 2015Argentines decide Sunday whether to end years of leftist government in a run-off vote that could see the pro-business opposition seize command of Latin America’s third-biggest economy. Polls show that the mayor of Buenos Aires, former football executive Mauricio Macri, could force a sharp realignment by beating his left-wing rival Daniel Scioli, an ex-powerboating champion. If Macri breaks the grip of Peronism, the broad movement that has dominated Argentine politics for decades, he could liberalize the economy and lift the current limits on buying of US dollars.

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