After the first General elections on October 25th lead to a tie-breaker between candidates Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri, there will be a second round of elections held on Sunday, November 22nd. This first general election was so ground breaking as many expected the successor of current President Cristina Kirchner (Scioli) to win, as their party Frente Para la Victoria (FPV) counts with a large majority. However, for the first time in history the Buenos Aires Province (a predominantly Peronist Province) elected the Pro candidate, Maria Eugenia Vidal, for Governor. The next mayor of the city is also PRO candidate Horacio Rodriqguez Larreta.

The Pro allined with the UCR and Lilita Carrió to form the union “CAMBIEMOS”. This front is of more Liberal ideologies than the current government and propose policies including opening the market. The Frente para La Victoria much more left-wing aligning.

Here are the Argentine election candidates’ foreign policy proposals:







International Economy The existence of a unique agency to deal with the management of international economic relations is essential Productive diversification
  Increase foreign trade Development of raw materials
  Facilitate the internationalization of Argentine businesses  
Relationship with Europe Re-establish and strengthen ties with Europe, and foment a strategic relation They aim to maintain good relations, maintaining a free commerce agreement.
  Maintain active diplomacy to improve relations with countries where diplomatic ties have deteriorated over the past years. Act as a “MERCOSUR” joining front
Foreign Debt Negotiate as strongly as possible the external debt They consider that the going in external debt could bring positive results when oriented towards productive ends.
Multilateral Organisations No specific mention is made on the subject No specific mention is made on the subject
Relationship with USA For CAMBIEMOS and also Fulvio Pompeo (Secretary of International Relations to the Pro) they aim to improve relations with the US and develop a common agenda.   They look to re-establishing ties and a more balanced relationship
  Work together enhancing commonplace culture interests in the two countries Secure economic and comercial relations in matters of: energy, technology and mining
Construction and integration MERCOSUR, UNASUR They aim to normalise ties with neighbouring countries, advancing on positive agendas with Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay y Brazil Deepen and strengthen the institutional functioning in all the regional organisms to concrete the political, social, economic and cultural unity and the defense of the indigenous peoples of Latin America
  Put emphasis on relations with Brazil Sovereign equality
    Keep ties Brazil with respect to infrastructure and common logistics
Russia & China They would look to discover and know all details of secret agreements and conventions already signed with these countries to define how to continue relations with these countries Maintain strategic relations
  They see these countries as important commercial, cooperative and inversion opportunities. For FPV, Russia and China are the central stakeholders of their international agenda.
Middle East Iran: Denounce the memorandum signed by this country and the current government. They do not mention the repeal or not of the memorandum
  Middle East: Show the adhesion to principles such as the fight against terrorism, human rights and nonproliferation Continue searching for clarification on the AMIA cause
    Participate in the fight against terrorism
Falklands (Malvinas) They consider that multilateralism and dialogue based on the National Constitution and the resolutions of the United Nations Continue, through diplomatic routes, the restitution of the islands on three levels: continue with the claim in all forums and organisations, strengthen advancements on a regional level and follow up with Great Britain.