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Tue Oct 20, 2015, 10:02 PM

5. Yes. I believe that's where Scioli will resemble Cristina Kirchner the most: support for the poor.

He himself frequently reminds voters that, whatever other changes may have to be made, he's committed to preserving Cristina Kirchner's legacy of record safety net programs - a source of great resentment to much of the middle class and thus politically risky (Argentina has the largest proportional middle class in the region).

Here you have two examples:

“These districts show the achievements achieved over the past years as a result of the dignity and pro-employment policies sponsored by the federal government.”

“This is the best way to commemorate 70 years of Peronism’s foundations; social justice, such as the Universal Child Allowance (AUH - which cover all poor or children in Argentina), the Connecting Equality program, sewer works, potable water, housing, and paved roads.” *http://buenosairesherald.com/article/201128/fpv-will-respond-best-to-middle-class-popular-sectors

“She (Batakis), from the Economy Ministry, will continue making policy (note: política in this context means policy) conduct the direction of the economy, that way she has done it from the Bank of the Province of Buenos Aires - today a development bank.” *http://buenosairesherald.com/article/201047/with-batakis-politics-will-continue-to-conduct-the-economy

These policy statements are, as you know, complete anathema to the right - the kind of thing the Tea Nuts use to scare gullible middle class voters here in the U.S. (you know: "the gummint is gonna take what you own and give it to lazy minorities," or some such).

It's campaign rhetoric, of course; but Argentina has a very vocal media, and its voters tend to have long memories. They'll understand minor changes in tack - but they'll certainly hold him to his promises writ large.

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