Discuss this article at First Drafts, the Prospect blog.
Elections in Argentina can be strange affairs, and the mid-term vote for Congress on 28th June was no exception. But this time the event acquired a particularly bizarre twist: for the first time anywhere in the world, the result of an election was influenced, and perhaps decided, by a reality TV show.
It’s said that if you put three Argentines in a room, you get five opinions. In the city of Buenos Aires alone, 19 parties and 8 coalitions (formed by 33 other parties) fought 13 seats in congress. This inability…
Register today to continue reading
You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.
You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.
Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.
Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.
Already a subscriber? Log in here