Monday, June 25, 2007

First The Copa Libertadores, Now This

Less than a week after watching his team lift the Libertadores trophy, Boca Juniors president Mauricio Macri has now won the race to become the mayor of Buenos Aires. In a major boost to opposition parties in Argentina, Macri won a runoff election yesterday.

The lopsided outcome was seen as a blow to leftist President Nestor Kirchner, who'd encouraged his education minister to seek the post. Macri has hinted that he'll be a candidate for the presidency four years from now.

While Kirchner remains popular nationally, he hasn't decided whether he will run for reelection in October. He has been quoted as saying that the other alternative would be his wife, Sen. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Argentine president dealt setback as soccer magnate wins capital mayor's race [San Diego Union-Tribune]


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