Argentina's Election Will End the Politics of Fantasy

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  • Voters go to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president
  • First time in 12 years without a Kirchner in the Pink House

A supporter listens during the closing rally of a political campaign in Cordoba, Argentina, on Oct. 22. General elections will be held on Oct 25.

Photographer: Diego Lima/AFP/Getty Images

Argentina, whose politics can be indistinguishable from fantasy, has been on a particular streak of make-believe lately. Electricity costs most households about $2 a month, the highest-denominated bill is worth less than $10 and its president holds a nationwide broadcast to announce a bond payment that would be a mundane, unnoticed event anywhere else.

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