Argentine President-elect Macri wins with 51.3%—officials
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.
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.
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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