Divided Argentina awakes to post-Kirchner era

Argentina's president elect Mauricio Macri speaks during a press conference in Buenos Aires, on November 23, 2015Argentina’s new pro-market president-elect Mauricio Macri on Monday promised deep change in Latin America’s third-biggest economy and called for unity after his narrow election win laid bare the country’s divisions. Macri, 56, the favored candidate of big businesses and foreign investors, beat his leftist rival Daniel Scioli by less than three percentage points in Sunday’s vote, ending years of rule by the populist Peronist movement in a major political shift. “We need to know what state the public finances are in, to know where to start on December 10,” when he will take over from the leftist Peronist President Cristina Kirchner.

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