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Argentina: Thousands protest measures undertaken by newly elected Macri01:36

Argentina: Thousands protest measures undertaken by newly elected Macri

Argentina, Buenos Aires
December 18, 2015 at 07:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of people gathered at the Plaza del Congreso in Buenos Aires, Thursday, to protest against the new measures taken by the recently elected Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.

Protesters waved Argentinian flags and held banners. They rallied against the devaluation of Argentina's currency against the US dollar and also demanded to keep media laws protected against market concentration, fearing censorship if restrictions are loosened.

Following a second round of the presidential vote in November, Conservative candidate and outgoing mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri was elected president of Argentina after garnering some 53 percent of the vote. Macri's win marked the end of the 12-year rule of the Kirchner couple, after the late Nestor Kirchner was elected in 2003 and was succeeded by his wife Cristina Kirchner after his death in 2007. Kirchner served two consecutive terms from 2007 to 2015 and was barred from running for a third term under Argentina's constitution.

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Thousands of people gathered at the Plaza del Congreso in Buenos Aires, Thursday, to protest against the new measures taken by the recently elected Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.

Protesters waved Argentinian flags and held banners. They rallied against the devaluation of Argentina's currency against the US dollar and also demanded to keep media laws protected against market concentration, fearing censorship if restrictions are loosened.

Following a second round of the presidential vote in November, Conservative candidate and outgoing mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri was elected president of Argentina after garnering some 53 percent of the vote. Macri's win marked the end of the 12-year rule of the Kirchner couple, after the late Nestor Kirchner was elected in 2003 and was succeeded by his wife Cristina Kirchner after his death in 2007. Kirchner served two consecutive terms from 2007 to 2015 and was barred from running for a third term under Argentina's constitution.

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