Argentinian president's protege wins primaries but voters remain divided


Daniel Scioli’s 38% tally is eight points clear of Mauricio Macri but rampant inflation leaves voters torn over continuing President Fernández’s policies

President Cristina Fernández’s chosen successor has easily won Argentina’s open primaries, but the results underscored that voters remain deeply divided about who could best tackle the country’s myriad economic problems.

With 93% of ballots counted, Daniel Scioli was leading with 38% of the vote. Mauricio Macri and others in his “Let’s Change” coalition topped opposition candidates with about 30% while Sergio Massa garnered 20%.

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