Abstract

Abstract:

In October 2019, Argentina's incumbent president Mauricio Macri was defeated by Alberto Fernández, the candidate of a Peronist coalition. Macri's 2015 victory was hailed at the time as the onset of a right-wing regional wave, but his 2019 defeat shows that the period to follow was in fact one of higher electoral competition and presidential turnover. Macri's weak economic performance and the fact that he confronted a single Peronist ticket, in contrast to the divided field he encountered in 2015, contributed to his defeat. The new administration inherited a dire economic situation to be managed by a coalition with different fiscal priorities and no institutional mechanisms for adjudication.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 125-136
Launched on MUSE
2020-04-09
Open Access
No
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