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>> On Sunday, October 22nd, Argentines are going to the polls for midterm elections that are seen as a referendum on President Mauricio Macri. A market- friendly leader who took office in December 2015 following more than a decade of populous rule most recently under President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
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I am Luke Cohen in Lanus, which is a city in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The most closely watched race will be Buenos Aires Province, which is home to more than a third of Argentina's electorate. Former president Christina Fernandez will be facing off for a senate seat against Esteban Bullrich, who is Macri's candidate.
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We spoke to some of the residents here in La Meuse. One of the things that they are most happy with is the infrastructure programs that Macri's party has implemented since taking office in December, 2015.>> It's a good thing that change came. Otherwise, we were going to be like Venezuela, like they say.
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>> I was talking to my husband. We thought we would die without getting a sewage system. And thank God the taxes we pay were now seeing returns to the people.>> In addition, they were tired of the corruption riddled in administration of Fernández and thinks Macri represents a change.
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A lot of her supporters say that the hikes and prices for electricity and gas heat their homes have just been too much and they can no longer afford to make ends meet. So, Cristina Fernandez has pledged to stop that process and kind of keep the subsidies in place that help people live with a high quality of life for many years.
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But were quite expensive fiscally and contributed to a high fiscal deficit.