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    Argentina’s Presidential Election Heads for Run-Off

    Don’t cry for either one yet. The election was expected to be an easy win for liberal candidate Daniel Scioli, thanks to his promises of tax cuts for the poor. But with the majority of the votes now counted, he’s ahead with just 36.7 percent, compared to conservative Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri’s 34.5 percent, and far shy of the 45 percent needed to claim victory. So the country returns for Round Two on Nov. 22 to see which man will succeed two-term leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

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