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    Argentina Elects Conservative Mauricio Macri as President

    What a comeback. After losing October’s election to Daniel Scioli — who didn’t get enough ballots to win — Macri has emerged victorious from Sunday’s run-off. He secured 51.4 percent of the vote, compared to Scioli’s 48.5 percent, making this the first win for Argentina’s center-right opposition in over a decade, and a real blow to the long-ruling Peronists. But Macri’s narrow margin of victory reflects deep divisions over the economy, which he’s expected to reform after campaigning against the outgoing president’s protectionist financial policies.

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