Mauricio Macri at the reinauguration of the Galileo Galilei Planetarium in Argentina, 2011 ©  Nahuel Padrevecchi | Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
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Going Backward in Argentina

A country is not a corporation

The election of Mauricio Macri on November 22, 2015, to the presidency in Argentina by a slim 51% to 49% over Governor Daniel Scioli marks a sharp break with 12 years of progressive government and the reconstruction of the state after the neoliberal period of the 1990s. It is a …

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Will Macri stay in touch with the people? © Mauricio Macri | Flickr
EssaysLiberal Democracy in Question

Will There be Real Change in Argentina?

On the Macri election

Argentina has a new president, but the same traditional presidentialist system remains. After more than a decade of the Kirchners in power (2003-2015), the new president Mauricio Macri was elected because he convinced Argentine voters that he was the candidate of “change.” …

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