Fernandez wins Argentine election in first round

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(Buenos Aires) – Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez won Argentina´s presidential election in the first round, official results showed, with 75 percent of the votes counted.

Fernandez, 60, had 47.36 percent of the votes — crossing the threshold for outright victory — with center-right incumbent Mauricio Macri trailing at 41.22 percent.

To win outright, Fernandez required 45 percent, or 40 percent with a 10 point margin over his nearest rival.