Pois é… Cristina venceu as primárias! Se continuar assim, os argentinos terão mais alguns anos de Kirchner… A escolha é deles! E é assim que funciona a democracia, não é? A massa elege quem consegue melhor convencê-la (ou algo assim)… E o pior é que, em regimes presidencialistas como os dessas terras ao sul do Rio Grande (Rio Grande que separa os EUA do México, que fique claro), o poder acaba concentrado nas mãos do Mandatário Mor, o que lhe pode provocar ímpetos autoritários… (Nós, por aqui, tínhamos feito melhor opção, que foi lançada por terra com o golpe de 15 de novembro de 1889…).
Mas por que Kirchner mais uma vez? Bom, eles devem saber o que estão fazendo (espero)… Vai entender, né?
Difícil entender o sistema político argentino… Difícil até para eles mesmos entenderem como funciona seu sistema político! Vão reeleger Cristina – será por falta de opção ou por fé cega na Evita do século XXI? Depois não chore por ela, Argentina…
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez wins primary
Early results from Argentina’s first unified primary elections put President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner far ahead of her opposition rivals.
Exit polls suggest Ms Fernandez won more than 45% percent of the vote – enough to win outright in the first round presidential election in October.
Battling for second place were former President Eduardo Duhalde and Radical Party Senator Ricardo Alfonsin.
In fourth place was the socialist provincial governor Hermes Binner.
The unified national primary – in which voting is obligatory – was designed to deepen Argentina’s democracy by forcing all political parties to let voters chose their presidential candidates.
Instead, all 10 main parties announced single candidates, leading critics to describe the process as a mere dress rehearsal – or a very expensive opinion poll.
After casting her vote in the southern city of Rio Gallegos, President Fernandez hailed the primary as “historic” and a “qualitative leap” for Argentina.
“We are building a political system that is more transparent, more plural, and in which the people can express their opinion”.
Ms Fernandez, 58, was already the clear favourite to win a second term as president, when the election is held on 23 October.
She will need 40% to avoid a second-round run-off, as long as she also has a 10-point lead over her nearest challenger.
Otherwise, 45% is required to win outright.
It had been expected that Ms Fernandez’s husband and predecessor as president, Nestor Kirchner, would bid to succeed her.
But he died of a heart attack last October at the age of 60, and in June Ms Fernandez confirmed she would seek re-election.
President Fernandez retains strong popularity, based largely on Argentina’s strong economic growth, as well as her efforts to reduce poverty.
Supporters also credit her and her husband with steering Argentina out of a deep economic crisis a decade ago.
However, she has angered Argentina’s farmers by increasing taxes and restricting exports.
Critics also accuse her government of deliberately understating the inflation rate.