Argentine president highlighted the relevance of general elections

Argentine president highlighted the relevance of general elections
Fecha de publicación: 
22 October 2023
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Argentine President Alberto Fernández today highlighted the importance of holding general elections 40 years after democracy was recovered after the end of the last civil-military dictatorship in this nation (1976-1983).


After exercising his right to vote at the Catholic University of this capital, the president assured this day defines the future of the country and urges citizens to express themselves at the polls.

I followed the entire campaign very closely. I am absolutely involved and interested. We did what was necessary for this process to develop in peace and tranquility. We are in democracy and it is the people who decide, he said in statements to the press.

For his part, the candidate for reelection as governor of the province of Buenos Aires for Unión por la Patria (UP), Axel Kicillof, asserted these are elections of great historical importance and said he feels happiness and optimism.

We hope for a good turnout despite the rain. Everything happens peacefully. “We worked a lot in the previous days and we hope they can express what they feel and think,” he said.

The people are sovereign and decide through the ballot box. Expressions of hate and violence appeared in this campaign, but we must vote with happiness, embracing others, he added.

Likewise, he considered that, after the primary elections on August 13, voters paid more attention to the proposals of each candidate.

Around 35 million 405 thousand people are called to define who will serve as president and vice president of this nation during the next four years.

In turn, the residents of this capital will also elect the head of Government of the autonomous city and those of the province of Catamarca, Entre Ríos and Buenos Aires their respective governors.

Argentines will also decide who will occupy 130 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 24 in the Senate, bodies that are partially renewed every two years.

Likewise, they will select 19 parliamentarians for the Southern Common Market, provincial legislators, mayors and municipal councilors.

The candidates for the Presidency are Sergio Massa (UP), Javier Milei (La Libertad Avanza), Patricia Bullrich (Together for Change), Juan Schiaretti (We Do for Our Country) and Myriam Bregman (Left Front and Workers Unity).

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