Sunday, June 21, 2009

Argentinean Congressional Elections in One Week

Plaza de los Dos Congresos in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sunday, a week from now is election day all across Argentina. In March the Senate already has decided to move up congressional elections by four months to June 28. The Peronist Party, led by Néstor Kirchner, currently controls both houses of Congress. His wife Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was elected president in 2007. They hope antedating the legislative elections will increase their chances of keeping the majority of seats before the full impact of the global economic crisis is felt in Argentina. Some political observers accuse the government of having ulterior motives and playing games which could backfire in the worst way.

7 comments:

Rob said...

I have been following argentinian politics since the early 80es, and it is an unending source of amazement and wonder... Wish you best of luck with the next gouvernment, if possible.

Per Stromsjo said...

Well, does sound like "politics as usual". I can only echo Rob's wishes for you.

(Oddly, we're showing a parliament with water as well today.)

Kcalpesh said...

Very scenic and beautiful place. Nicely shot!!

Jacob said...

Tis the same the world over! Political types are always about power - how to get it and how to keep it...power becomes their drug of choice.

Unfortunately, many, if not most, are incompetent fools and the rest of the world suffers!

I wish you the best, but I don't have much hope for the best...

Perhaps that's too cynical. Nah.

Hilda said...

Sounds like politics in the Philippines too :(

Good luck with it.

Magnificent buildings, sculptures and fountains though!

Lessie said...

Wow. This plaza is amazing! Would love to explore it.

JM said...

This post reminds me of my 'big adventure' in Buenos Aires, December 2001 when a revolution took place there and I was caught in the middle. Do you know Hotel Castelar at Av.de Mayo? That's where I was, near the place shown on this beautiful photo! :-)