Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and his operating mate Miguel Angel Pichetto wave at a marketing campaign rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Mauricio Macri advised a crowd of hundreds of supporters on Saturday that he may nonetheless flip the tide and win the upcoming presidential election, regardless of his fundamental opponent’s large lead.
The occasion, which drew large crowds to the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Belgrano, was the primary of 30 marches throughout the South American nation that Macri known as for as a part of his re-election marketing campaign forward of the Oct. 27 presidential election.
After arriving by practice, Macri advised the group he understood the message voters despatched him within the main election.
“You aren’t alone,” Macri mentioned. “You might be ready for me to let you know that this election might be circled. In fact it will probably.”
Macri misplaced severe floor within the Aug. 11 main election to Peronist opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez, who’s now broadly anticipated to win the election. The beautiful outcomes of the first – an almost 16-point lead by Fernandez- sparked a market sell-off and finally led the federal government to introduce foreign money controls in an effort to cease a slide within the peso foreign money.
On Saturday supporters held blue and white balloons, waved Argentine flags and carried indicators studying “sure, we are able to,” the slogan Macri has utilized in his social media posts to garner assist for his marketing campaign.
The march, which was additionally attended by a number of outstanding politicians from Macri’s coalition, represents his first main marketing campaign effort since his main election defeat. Current polling predicts that Fernandez has sufficient assist to win the election outright in October.
The subsequent march for Macri’s marketing campaign is scheduled for Monday in Buenos Aires province, with others scheduled later in Cordoba, Santa Fe and Entre Rios provinces.
Reporting by Cassandra Garrison and Lucila Sigal; Modifying by Leslie Adler