Alberto Fernández has been elected as Argentina's new president, defeating Mauricio Macri, who was punished for his economic record.
Argentina has voted for change. Alberto Fernández, a 60-year-old lawyer, defeated President Mauricio Macri with a campaign emphasizing economic recovery, social inclusion and national unity.
The primary results confirm the end of the austerity project but this is not enough to solve Argentina's fundamental problems.
The leader of the centre-left Frente de Todos alliance won a surprise victory in primary elections in August.
Argentina has been grappling with currency flight and an economy sinking deeper into recession, not to mention the worst drought in decades.
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
Argentina and the US have never had the cosiest of relationships. Could opening up old secrets help bring them together?