Argentina tightens currency controls following Macri’s defeat

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The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) imposed stricter currency controls on October 27 following president Maurico Macri’s defeat in the country’s presidential elections.

With 97% of votes counted, the left-wing candidate Alberto Fernández had obtained 48.1% of the vote, while Macri gained 40.4%. Due to the wide margin, the president conceded defeat, and the party of former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will return to power on December 10, with her as vice-president.

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