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23 Nov 2019 | 04:01 AM UTC

Argentina: President Macri calls for march in Buenos Aires December 7

President Macri schedules march for December 7 in Buenos Aires before the end of his term; transportation disruptions and heightened security likely

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Event

President Mauricio Mari has called for a mobilization in Buenos Aires by the general public on Saturday, December 7, prior to the end of his presidential term. Macri states that the march is to call for unity among the Argentine constituency. The march is called at Plaza de Mayo as of 17:00 (local time).

Significant transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of Plaza Mayor throughout the afternoon and evening. Related marches are possible across the country.

Context

President Macri lost a reelection bid on October 27, to opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez. Fernandez won 47.79 percent of the vote with 90 percent of the ballots counted, putting him past the 45 percent required to avoid a runoff. Macri won 40.71 percent.

Advice

Individuals in Buenos Aires are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and public gatherings, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.