It is still unclear how the balance of power within the new government coalition will work. Alberto is expected to be more moderate, backed by the more traditional Peronist governors. On the other hand, Cristina’s cornerstone will be the recently elected Governor of the Province of BA and the political group La Campora, with several newly elected congress members. One possibility is that Cristina would initially give Alberto some room to implement his policies, staying on the sideline waiting for the outcome. If Alberto is not successful, it is likely that Cristina will seek to take more control of the situation. On the positive side, although the Peronist party could likely control both chambers of the Congress with the help of some independent parties, having a unified and solid opposition is a key positive factor. This is a substantial difference with the 2011 elections, when CFK won by 54% and the closest contender had 17%. Also the massive demonstrations organized by Macri’s campaign rally is a clear limit to the more radical ideas.

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