Mauricio Macri wins presidential elections in Argentina

Updated: Nov 23, 2015, 11:41 IST | IANS |

Conservative Party's Mauricio Macri, the mayor of Buenos Aires gained 52 percent votes against the governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli's 48 percent to emerge victorious

Buenos Aires: Conservative Party's Mauricio Macri -- a votary of free market -- won the presidential elections in Argentina.

The mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri gained 52 percent votes against the governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli's 48 percent, BBC reported.

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Mauricio Macri. Photo: AFP

Macri on Sunday's vote went with a comfortable lead in opinion polls, and campaigned on pledges to bring new investment into the ailing economy, tackle crime and fight corruption.

A month ago, Argentina looked set to elect Daniel Scioli and keep President Cristina Fernandez's party in power. But in the run-off vote on Sunday -- the first in Argentina's history -- voters opted for radical change, electing free-market candidate Mauricio Macri.

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