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Argentina’s Government Risks Embarrassment in Primary Vote Count

  • Ex-President Fernandez claims vote counting manipulation
  • Final recount likely to give her a 1%-1.5% advantage
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Aug. 14, 2017.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Aug. 14, 2017.

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The administration of Argentine President Mauricio Macri may have lined itself up for an embarrassment.

Former President Cristina Fernandez has accused them of manipulating the count in last week’s primary in Buenos Aires province, saying they halted the tally early, leaving out many of her supporters’ votes. Whether she is right or not will be revealed next week when the official count is released.