Argentine president seeks reelection. In the primaries in August, candidate outnumbered rivals Alberto Fernández and Cristina Kirchner
Argentine President Mauricio Macri, who is seeking re-election in the October 27 elections, described himself on Friday as "part of the solution, not the problem" of the Argentine crisis, considering his government has come to " solve structural problems "that have existed in the country for decades.
"Don't doubt we can. Yes, we can and we can do it. So we can take this country forward so that everyone can be happy," said the representative, during the inauguration of works in the city of Saladillo, in the province of Buenos Aires, where, Among several authorities, Macri was accompanied by groups of followers who kept chanting the "yes, you can" theme of his campaign.
President at a disadvantage
In the primaries held on August 11, Macri's candidacy, which won 31.7% of the vote, was outnumbered by his rival, Peronist Alberto Fernández, whose former president Cristina Kirchner is running for vice.
Macri's poor results, which have generated strong turmoil in the stock and currency markets, have aggravated the economic crisis that the country has been going through since 2018 and turned Alberto Fernández into a favorite.
Macri is confident of reversing his defeat in the primaries and continuing to build "something bigger," the president said today.
"We are convinced that we have begun to cross a bridge toward Argentina of the values we want, where we look at each other, telling the truth. We do not make up the truth, but we put it on the table and try to improve and resolve it," he said. .
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