The 2015 Argentine Presidential and Legislative Elections
May 6, 2016 | Santiago Alles, Mark P. Jones, Carolina Tchintian
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Argentina's three-stage federal election cycle ended on November 22, 2015 with the victory of Mauricio Macri in a presidential runoff election, the first runoff in Argentine history. This second round had been preceded by concurrent presidential (first round) and legislative general elections on October 25 and primary elections on August 9.
December 10, 2015 marked the end of the twelve and a half year long Kirchner era in Argentina. On that date, Macri (2015-) was sworn in as president, replacing the term-limited Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (2007e15), who in turn had succeeded her husband, Nestor Kirchner (2003e07).