Politics

Argentina's Macri wins key midterm vote

The governing coalition of President Mauricio Macri of Argentina has emerged as the clear winner in Sunday’s midterm election.

The governing coalition of President Mauricio Macri of Argentina has emerged as the clear winner in Sunday’s midterm election.

The vote was widely seen as a referendum on Macri and his pro-market economic reforms.

The result gives the president a boost if he decides to stand for a second term in presidential elections in two years time. Meanwhile, Argentina's former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, returned to the political fray, winning a seat in the Senate.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires.

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