Argentina’s 2019 elections pose extra challenge to revamped IMF programme

Mauricio Macri casts his vote in the 2015 election
Mauricio Macri casts his vote in the 2015 election that saw him take the presidency
Nico Bovio y Guillermo Viana-gv/GCBA

The support programme agreed by the International Monetary Fund and Argentina will face the hurdle of a heated electoral contest in 2019 that could hamper its successful implementation, analysts say.

President Mauricio Macri is due to seek re-election in the next presidential contest in October 2019. The campaign will take place amid an economic downturn. This has been triggered by the record-high interest rates of 60% implemented to tackle the high inflation caused by the sharp devaluation of

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