Fernández urges the opposition to dialogue after preliminary results of the elections in Argentina

The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, called for dialogue with the opposition, when projections indicate that his coalition of center-left Peronists lost the majority in the Senate and was left without control of Congress in the mid-term legislatures.

“We must prioritize national agreements if we want to solve the challenges we face,” Fernández said in a speech this Sunday in which he asserted that “a responsible opposition open to dialogue is a patriotic opposition.”

The president called for “fruitful cooperation, in the general interest of the country.”

The elections this Sunday, with a participation of more than 71%, partially renewed the chambers of Deputies and Senators, in which the center-right alliance Juntos, of the former president, advanced Mauricio Macri (2015-2019).

The Peronism of Fernandez and the vice president Cristina Kirchner he lost a majority in the Senate for the first time since the return of democracy in 1983, according to projections.



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