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.