Argentine governor clings on to job as politicians splinter

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Mercedes Marcó del Pont, who has been governor of the Argentine central bank for just over five weeks, is clinging on to the post after the country's Senate was forced to cancel a vote rejecting her appointment by Cristina Fernández, Argentina's president.

The Senate is controlled by opposition parties after Fernández's Peronist party lost its majority last Wednesday. A Senate committee rejected Marcó del Pont's appointment on 3 March, annoyed by her support for Fernández's plan to transfer $6.6

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