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WORLD BRIEFING / ARGENTINA

Times Wire Reports

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s congressional majorities hung in the balance and her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner, was trailing in his bid for a seat from Buenos Aires province. With 60% of the votes counted, Kirchner had 32.2% to 34.7% for leading rival Francisco De Narvaez.

Fernandez- and Kirchner-allied candidates also were behind in key races in the city of Buenos Aires and Cordoba and Santa Fe provinces.

“With these results . . . the ruling party would lose control of the Chamber of Deputies, and the Senate is also at risk,” analyst Rosendo Fraga told news channel Todo Noticias.


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