Macri opens talks with Fernández amid political crisis
After Sunday’s primary election, in which opposition candidate Alberto Fernández comfortably beat President Mauricio Macri, markets went into a meltdown, and the government was thrown into a political crisis over the long months ahead until the presidential transition.
Three days later, on Wednesday, Macri and Fernández finally spoke.
“We just had a good and long phone conversation with Alberto Fernández,” tweeted president Mauricio Macri in a bid to calm down the waters. “He committed his help so that this electoral process, and the political uncertainty it generates, affects the Argentines’ economy as little as possible.”