Argentina’s Peronist government is in turmoil after being humbled in primary elections on Sept. 12. Its candidates for this November’s midterm legislative elections were defeated in 17 of 24 provinces, including the traditional Peronist stronghold of Buenos Aires. The government’s de facto leader, Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is now understandably upset with its de jure one, President Alberto Fernandez, whom she chose to lead her ticket in the 2019 election.

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