Argentina's Cristina Kirchner won re-election as president with a landslide victory on the back of subsidies to the poor. Taxes on rising commodity prices paid for improvements in education and subsidies to the costs of essential products, utilities and fuel. This report looks at what happens next as forecasts predict stabilising or reducing commodity prices and 20 per cent inflation in Argentina.

ARGENTINA’S spending spree may be coming to an end only weeks after Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was re-elected president with an overwhelming majority and an opposition divided and in tatters.

Government analysts fear that export tax income from commodities, called retention...

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Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
If this happens, the government will not have the money to pay for the subsidies on fuel, utilities and other services and goods which virtually guaranteed the president won re-election
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