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In Argentina Kirchner back as country names key vote contenders

Argentinian former President (2007-2015) Cristina Kirchner delivers a speech during a rally in Buenos Aires on June 20, 2017
Argentinian former President (2007-2015) Cristina Kirchner delivers a speech during a rally in Buenos Aires on June 20, 2017

Argentines will set up a mid-term election standoff between President Mauricio Macri and their fiery leftist former leader Cristina Kirchner in primary votes on Sunday.

The compulsory votes are a formality to officially name the candidates teed up by their parties to fight the October 22 legislative elections.

They are a test for Macri’s liberal economic reforms in the poverty-stricken country, two years into his term.

Kirchner, 64, dominated Argentine politics for years alongside…

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