Right-wing businessman and football club president Mauricio Macri has been elected mayor of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, reports the BBC News. The post is one of the most influential and sought-after in Argentina.
Mr Macri beat the government-backed left-of-centre Education Minister Daniel Filmus into a distant second place, with over 60% of the vote. This is the worst possible outcome for President Nestor Kirchner's cabinet, with national polls due in October.
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