Investors are growing dire on Argentina after a shock election result, but some voters don’t buy the market’s concerns while others remain stunned by the crippling loss. Both ends of the spectrum are latching onto conspiracy theories about what’s gone wrong, and what’s next.The peso tanked 17% this week and two ratings agencies downgraded Argentina after left-wing candidate Alberto Fernandez walloped President Mauricio Macri in a landslide primary election. Investors are concerned that Fernandez is now a virtual lock for October’s general election, marking an end to the pro-business Macri era.Since the Aug. 11 vote, Argentines have been withdrawing dollars from banks and keeping them at home. The local stock market in South America’s second-biggest economy fell 48% in a day in dollar terms on Monday, the second-biggest rout for any market in the past 70 years. The yield on the nation’s century bonds spiked to an all-time high.Analysts say … [Read more...] about Argentines Reflect on Last Week’s Election Results, Market Shock
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Turkey held a rerun of the Istanbul mayoral elections on June 23, in a highly peaceful atmosphere and with democratic maturity. Supported by the Nation Alliance, Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu won the vote by a wide margin.Those who congratulated him first were President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Binali Yıldırım, the People's Alliance mayoral candidate from the Justice and Development Party (AK Party).During the March 31 local elections, the Istanbul mayoral vote raised serious doubts. After a recount of only 10 percent of the vote, the difference between Ekrem İmamoğlu and Binali Yıldırım decreased from 29,000 to 13,000.Actually, the AK Party did not demand the renewal of the elections but a total recount. But the Istanbul Provincial Election Board rejected this request after a midnight meeting with a CHP delegation. The judge who chaired the Istanbul Provincial Election Board left the office by applying … [Read more...] about How to interpret the Istanbul election results
Northern Ireland By Mark Devenport BBC News NI Political Editor 6 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48543609 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsStormont stalemate One of the contenders in the race … [Read more...] about Could SF’s election results impact talks?
The Tories tonight suffered their worst election result for almost 200 years as resigning Theresa May was annihilated in the EU elections. With every British region declared except Scotland, Brexit civil war finally obliterated the party of government as it won less than 9% of the vote - landing in fifth place behind the Greens - and lost 15 of 18 seats. But Labour were also knocked into third place by the Lib Dems, losing 8 of their 18 seats as Jeremy Corbyn's party descended into infighting over its "fence-sitting" Brexit stance. The story of the night was the polarising of British politics - with votes flooding away from both main parties to groups that are either pro- or anti-Brexit. Nigel Farage's Brexit Party were the runaway winners, topping the poll in every single area except London, wiping out the Tories completely in some and picking up 28 seats. With Farage using his victory speech to warn he could win a general election, anti-gay former Tory Ann Widdecombe triumphed in … [Read more...] about European election results in full
Pieter Cleppe 29 May 2019 8:22 PM 29 May 2019 8:22 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp In the analysis of last week’s European Parliament elections, a number of claims which should be categorised as ‘myths’ have emerged. Here, I’ve singled out five of them that should be challenged: 1. The ‘major development’ that the centre-right EPP and centre-left S&D lost their majority isn’t a major development For the first time since 1979, the centre-right European People’s Party (which included the UK Conservatives until 2009) and the centre-left S&D group (to which Labour belongs) do not command a majority of seats in the European Parliament. Danish EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who belongs to the centrist, soon to be renamed ‘ALDE’ group, and is a candidate to succeed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, commented: ‘I have worked with breaking … [Read more...] about Five myths about the European parliament election results