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Argentine President-elect Macri wins with 51.3%—officials

/ 07:49 AM December 01, 2015
Mauricio Macri

Argentina’s President-elect Mauricio Macri speaks during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Macri won a runoff election against ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli, putting an end to the era of President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated the country’s politics for 12 years. AP Photo

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Argentina’s conservative, business-friendly president-elect Mauricio Macri won the presidential election earlier this month with 51.34 percent of the vote, according to final results released Monday.

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His center-left rival, Daniel Scioli, finished with 48.66 percent, said the head of the national electoral authority, Alejandro Tullio.

The margin was slightly narrower than the provisional count released at the end of voting day on November 22.

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Former football executive Macri’s victory represents a sea change for Argentina, where “Peronism”—the broad populist movement of former president Juan Peron and his wife Evita—has dominated politics for much of the past 70 years.

Scioli was left-wing President Cristina Kirchner’s choice to inherit her and her late husband Nestor’s 12-year dynasty.

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