Argentine general election, 2015

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Argentine general election, 2015
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President before election

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
FPV-PJ

Elected President

TBD

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General elections will be held in Argentina in October 2015. The previous presidential elections were held on 23 October 2011, whilst the last legislative elections were held in 2013.[1] The exact date will be announced by a parliament decision.

Electoral system[edit]

The Constitution of Argentina allows unlimited terms for a given president of Argentina, but only two consecutive terms in a row. After a full 4-year period, a former President of Argentina can be elected again into that Office. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, elected in 2007 and reelected in 2011, is thus unable to run for a third term in 2015. Still, several figures of the Front for Victory have proposed an amendment of the Constitution to allow this. The proposal is heavily resisted by opposition parties.

The parties that would run for the election are not clear. Daniel Scioli, governor of Buenos Aires for the Front for Victory, intends to be the kirchnerist candidate in 2015. Sergio Massa left the party and created a new one, the Renewal Front, and won the 2013 elections in Buenos Aires. Daniel Scioli proposed Massa to return to the party and take part in primary elections, but Massa prefers to run with his own party. Other kirchnerists prefer the governor Sergio Urribarri instead of Scioli. The opposition has potential candidates like the socialist Hermes Binner and the radical Julio Cobos; who are undecided on running with their own parties or creating a political alliance and celebrate primary elections.

Potential presidential candidates[edit]

The following galleries feature individuals who have been the subject of media speculation as being possible candidates in the 2015 presidential election.

Front for Victory / Justicialist Party[edit]

Broad Front UNEN / Progressive, Civic and Social Front[edit]

Renewal Front (Justicialist Party dissidents)[edit]

Republican Proposal (PRO)[edit]

Congressional elections[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party/Affiliation Total seats Seats not up Seats up
Front for Victory & Allies 128 46 82
Justicialist PartyFront for Victory 118 42 76
Civic Front for Santiago 7 3 4
New Encounter Front 3 1 2
Broad Front UNEN 57 33 24
Radical Civic Union 36 23 13
Socialist Party 8 3 5
Generation for a National Encounter 4 1 3
Civic Coalition ARI 3 3 0
Sum + 2 2 0
Cordoba Civic Front 2 0 2
Proyecto Sur 1 1 0
Freemen of the South Movement 1 0 1
Republican Proposal & Allies 20 15 5
Union PRO 18 14 4
Popular Conservative Party 1 1 0
Democratic Party (Mendoza) 1 0 1
Federal Peronism & Allies 22 15 7
Justicialist PartyRenewal Front 17 13 4
Justicialist PartyFederal Commitment 5 2 3
Others 29 18 11
Popular Unity 3 0 3
Union of Córdoba 3 3 0
Neuquén People's Movement 3 2 1
Work and Dignity 2 2 0
Catamarca Civic and Social Front 2 2 0
Culture, Education and Work 2 1 1
Workers' Left Front 2 2 0
PERONISMO MAS AL SUR 1 0 1
UDESO SALTA 1 0 1
NCUENTRO POR CORRIENTES 1 1 0
UNION POR ENTRE RIOS 1 1 0
FE 1 0 1
UNION CELESTE Y BLANCO 1 1 0
MOV POP FUEGUINO 1 0 1
MOVIMIENTO SOLIDARIO POPULAR 1 1 0
PTS - FRENTE DE IZQUIERDA 1 1 0
FRENTE POR LA INCLUSION SOCIAL 1 0 1
UNIR 1 0 1
PARTIDO JUSTICIALISTA LA PAMPA 1 1 0
Total 257 127 130

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country Profile: Argentina". IFES. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ Sin diálogo con Cristina, Scioli decidió preservarse ahora para pelear en 2015 (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Sergio Urribarri, lanzado al 2015: "Yo garantizo la continuidad explícita del proyecto de Cristina"" [Sergio Uribarri, ready for 2015: "I represent the explicit continuity of Critina's project"] (in Spanish). La Nación. April 6, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "En un escenario muy fragmentado, Massa lidera las preferencias electorales" [Massa leads the electoral preferences in a highly fragmented scenario] (in Spanish). La Nación. April 13, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Aníbal Fernández: Yo sí quiero ser presidente en 2015
  6. ^ Florencio Randazzo se lanzó para el 2015
  7. ^ Julián Domínguez se lanzó hacia 2015 apelando a "la continuidad"
  8. ^ Urtubey ratificó que se suma a la pelea en 2015
  9. ^ Agustín Rossi confirmó que será candidato a presidente en 2015
  10. ^ Sanz se lanzó para liderar la UCR en las elecciones 2015 (Spanish)
  11. ^ Terragno presentó un plan estratégico, con la mira en 2015 (Spanish)
  12. ^ "Cobos: “si soy elegido, será por un período”" [Cobos: "If I'm elected, it'll be for a single term"] (in Spanish). La Gaceta. March 24, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  13. ^ Binner se lanzó para 2015 con un plan de largo plazo y rodeado por todo el FAP, La Nación (Spanish)
  14. ^ Elisa Carrió,
  15. ^ Massa dice que su prioridad es 2015 y decide si vale la pena jugar ahora (Spanish)
  16. ^ "José Manuel De la Sota no descartó ir a una interna con Massa y se distanció del PJ" [José Manuel de la Sota did not reject a primary election with Massa and distanced from the PJ] (in Spanish). La Nación. March 30, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  17. ^ Avanza el acuerdo Massa - Rodriguez Saá de cara al 2015
  18. ^ Macri 2015: "Lo que hago en la Ciudad se puede hacer en el país" (Spanish)

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