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The Argentina that 56-year-old mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri takes over as president is something of a poisoned chalice. The historic rejection(...)

Argentinian president-elect Mauricio Macri. He told his supporters that “change cannot be held up by revenge or score-settling”. Photograph: David Fernandez/EPA

In a historic political shift, Argentina has elected a right-wing politician as president for the first time in its history. Mauricio Macri defeated p(...)

Supporters of the victorious presidential hopeful of the Cambiemos party, Mauricio Macri celebrate his win in downtown Buenos Aires on November 22, 2015. Photograph: Emiliano Lasalvia/AFP/Getty Images

Conservative opposition challenger Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing to an end more than a decade of free-spen(...)

Supporters cheer during an election event at the headquarters of Argentinian presidential candidate Mauricio Macri. Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

Two exit polls showed opposition challenger Mauricio Macri appeared to have won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday against leftist ruling par(...)

Opposition presidential candidate Mauricio Macri votes during the runoff presidential election in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Argentines voted on Sunday in a run-off election that hands the centre-right opposition, led by Mauricio Macri, its best chance in more than a decade (...)

Opposition leader Mauricio Macri during his closing campaign rally in Hamahuaca. He is expected to become the first right-wing politician to be elected Argentina’s president. Photograph: Frente Cambiemos/EPA

Argentina stands on the verge of a seismic political shift this weekend. Opinion polls in the South American country show opposition leader Mauricio M(...)

 President of the Argentine state nuclear energy company  José Luis Antunez  and China National Nuclear Corporation  general manager Quian Zhimin  sign an agreement to build nuclear power stations. Photograph: Getty Images

China will finance and build two nuclear power plants in Argentina in a deal worth up to $15 billion, underlining Beijing’s continued presence in Lati(...)

Argentina’s outgoing president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: there is a possibility she will have to fight corruption charges. Photogrpah: Marcos Brindicci

A visit to the dreary cemetery of Río Gallegos leaves little doubt as to the hero of this windswept Patagonian town, where bleak open spaces rise t(...)

Mauricio Macri: attempting to become the first right-wing politician to be elected president in Argentina’s history.  Photograph: Patricio Pidal/Bloomberg.

A late surge in support for the right-wing opposition candidate means Argentina’s presidential election will be decided by a first ever run-off bet(...)

Buenos Aires governor and presidential candidate Daniel Scioli and Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner  at a  meeting with local authorities in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.  Photograph: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images

There are several campaigns reaching a crescendo ahead of Sunday’s presidential election in Argentina. The populist Peronist Daniel Scioli is crisscr(...)