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    Buenos Aires province governor and presidential candidate for the Frente Para la Victoria (Front for Victory) Daniel Scioli (C) as he is comforted by his wife Karina Rabolini at the party's headquarters after admitting his defeat to his rival, the Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and candidate for the Cambiemos (Let's Change) party Mauricio Macri, in Buenos Aires, on November 22, 2015.

    Argentina Ruling Party’s Presidential Candidate Admits Defeat in Elections

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    Argentina’s pro-government presidential candidate Daniel Scioli admitted defeat to his opponent.

    BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) —  Argentina’s pro-government presidential candidate Daniel Scioli admitted defeat to his opponent, Mauricio Macri, in the second round of election.

    "I have just called engineer Mauricio Macri and wished him luck in the presidential office," Scioli told journalists.

    After counting 60.37 percent of the ballots, opposition candidate Macri gained over 53 percent of the votes, while his rival Scioli received some 46 percent, according to the electoral authorities.

    According to Scioli, the early results of the election show “the final tendency.”


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