Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri elected Argentine president

Opposition candidate and Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Nov. 22.

With 96 percent of the vote counted, Macri had 52 percent support compared to 48 percent for ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli.

Soundbite: Mauricio Macri, Argentine Elected President
“Today is a historical day, a historical day. It is a new era, a new era that I tell you and you believe to be wonderful.”

Macri’s vicotry marks an end to 12 years of government by the ruling party on Dec. 10.

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