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Argentina's Presidential Elections: What You Need to Know

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Argentina will hold presidential and legislative elections on October 25th with a possible second round on November 22nd. With Peronism still the country's dominant political force, and after 12 years of the combined rule of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her late husband, Néstor Kirchner, is Argentina on the cusp of political change? If front-runner Daniel Scioli of the Frente para la Victoria achieves what some predict will be a first-round victory, will he govern differently from President Kirchner? In the event of a second round, what are the possbilities that an alliance of the second- and third-place candidates, Mauricio Macri and Sergio Massa, will emerge triumphant?

Will Argentina be able to navigate its way out of a stalemate with the "hold-outs" - bondholders who refused a settlement following Agentina's financial meltdown in the early 2000s - so as to regain access to international capital markets?

Join us BY PHONE as three experts in Argentina discuss the principal issues facing the electorate in South America's second-largest country.

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