Voters in Argentina go to the polls for mid-term elections, where races for one third of the Senate and half the Chamber of Deputies will be decided. The governing Front for Victory maintained an absloute majority in both chambers (adding one Senator and five Deputies); but the new Renewal Front won by 12% in the largest district, the Province of Buenos Aires.
A strong showing by the Renewal Front party suggested a vulnerability in the long tenure of the family of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
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- Argentina held the first round of legislative elections to renew half the Chamber of Deputies and one third of the Senate. The final round will be held October 27.
- Voters in Argentina go to the polls to elect half of the members of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate. "Cambiemos", the national government coalition led by president Mauricio Macri, got a clear victory in the four most populated provinces and the city of Buenos Aires. Former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ran for senator of Buenos and ended second, leading the opposition.
- The Argentine Senate rejects a bill that would have legalized abortion in Argentina.
- The Argentine Senate passes a controversial law protecting glaciers in the Andes Mountains and prohibiting drilling for oil and other resources, hindering Barrick Gold from drilling for gold in the Pascua Lama mine.
- The Argentine Senate passes a controversial media bill regarding the ownership of media outlets in the country.