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Argentina’s Coalition Loses Senate Majority After Vote

  • The ruling Peronist bloc lost six of eight senate races
  • Fernandez to submit multiyear economic plan bill to congress
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Argentina’s ruling coalition lost control of the senate after a stinging defeat in midterm elections, piling pressure on President Alberto Fernandez’s government as it struggles with a wrecked economy.

Fernandez’s left-wing bloc was behind in six of eight senate races with at least 98% of votes counted in each province after Sunday’s ballot, signaling that the government will drop below the 37 senators needed to move legislation forward by itself. It marks the first time since 1983 that Peronism, the movement founded by Juan Peron in the 1940s, won’t have control of the chamber.