Argentina exit polls show victory for opposition
Macri appears to have won presidential vote against ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli
Supporters cheer during an election event at the headquarters of Argentinian presidential candidate Mauricio Macri. Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images
Loud cheers erupted in Macri’s campaign headquarters as party insiders estimated the centre-right mayor of Buenos Aires had won by a margin of 5 to 8 percentage points.
If the result is confirmed, it will be the first time in more than a decade that the opposition has wrested the presidency from the populist Peronists.
Macri (56), had gone into the run-off election with a comfortable lead in opinion polls, promising to bring new investment into the ailing economy, tackle crime and fight corruption.
A source inside Scioli’s campaign bunker told Reuters that their own estimates did not look good for their candidate.