Presidency and BA province, the two key races on Sunday
The race between Mauricio Macri and Alberto Fernández is too close to call, with candidates touring the country on the last hours before the blackout period, which starts on Friday morning.
With no internal competition within the coalitions — as they all settled on just one presidential ticket each — Sunday’s primaries will mostly act as a nationwide poll anticipating where the country stands before the general election in October.
Macri is seen as capable of coming back from a small-margin defeat this week and even in October, with the possibility of a November runoff if no candidate reaches 45 percent of the vote. But runoffs don’t exist in the Buenos Aires province, so Sunday’s result could tell us even more about whether María Eugenia Vidal — the most popular figure in the ruling coalition — will keep the governorship despite adverse conditions.