On 22 October, Argentina will hold its 2023 General Election, voting for a new President and representatives in its Congress. Join Canning House for this seminar discussing the election's potential outcomes and significance for Argentina.
Elections in Argentina
On 22 October, Argentina will hold its 2023 General Election, voting for a new President and Congressional representatives. More than 35 million Argentinians are expected to participate as voting is mandatory for all citizens. Young people account for more than a third of the electorate. The presidential candidate needs to get 45% of the vote or 40% with a 10 percent lead over the next candidate to be elected in the first round. If those conditions are not met, a run-off election will take place on 22 November between the top two candidates.
After the “PASO” primary elections held on 13 August, three coalitions have been leading the polls: Unión por la Patria (Sergio Massa), La Libertad Avanza (Javier Milei) and Juntos por el Cambio (Patricia Bullrich). This election represents a landmark moment, marking forty years of democracy in Argentina. Whoever is sworn in as Argentina’s president on December 10 -for up to two 4 year-terms- will face diverse economic, political, and social challenges.
This seminar will take place three days before the general election and will provide an opportunity to reflect on the electoral process in a multi-disciplinary context.
Join Canning House for this seminar discussing the election's potential outcomes and significance for Argentina and the wider region.
Please note: This event covers a developing situation. This description will be updated with the latest information in due course.
Professor Emeritus David Rock
Professor Emeritus at the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr Ingrid Bleynat
Senior Lecturer in International Development, King's College London
Professor of Comparative & Judicial Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College
Head of Research & Strategy, BancTrust & Co.
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