Mauricio Macri won the Presidential election of Argentina

Nov 26, 2015 15:25 IST

Conservative opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won the presidential election of Argentina with over 51.5 percent of vote in the fourth week of November 2015.

As per the results declared by the National Electoral Chamber of Argentina, Macri, the leader of the centre-right Cambiemos [Let's Change] coalition, secured 51.5 percent of votes, while Centre-left Peronist candidate Daniel Scioli conceded defeat with 48.5 percent votes.

With this win of Macri, Argentina will see the centre-right leading the government after 12-years of leftist government. In December 2015, he will replace Christina Fernández de Kircher in the Casa Rosada presidential palace

Earlier, Mauricio Macri was the mayor of Buenos Aires and was contesting election as a leader of Cambiemos (Let’s Change) party.

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