Mauricio Macri, the new President of Argentina

Argentina shifts to the right after Mauricio Macri wins presidential runoff

MAURICIO MACRI won Argentina’s second-round runoff election on November 22nd to become the country’s next president. The mayor of the city of Buenos Aires, who ran under the banner of Cambiemos (“Let’s Change”)—a coalition of mostly centrist non-Peronist parties—took 51.4% of the vote. He narrowly defeated Daniel Scioli, the governor of Buenos Aires province, who campaigned as the heir of the outgoing Peronist president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

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