Voters are heading to the polls in Argentina for a run-off election between the ruling party candidate and his conservative opposition challenger. Nathan Frandino reports.
The polls are open in Argentina, where the presidential run-off election is underway. Voters are deciding whether conservative opposition challenger Mauricio Macri or ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli will take over for President Cristina Fernandez. In Tigre, Scioli appeared with his family to cast his ballot. The outgoing governor of Buenos Aires province urged voters to think about how their lives had improved under the current government. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) RULING PARTY CANDIDATE, DANIEL SCIOLI, SAYING: "That people vote with a conscience as Pope Francis has said. Of course, that they vote with a conscience and think about what has happened with their lives, salaries, jobs and families over these years and to not put all of that at risk and to think about who can make things better." Fernandez is barred from running again. She leaves office with the country deeply divided over her protectionist economic policies... policies opposition candidate Macri hopes to change. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FROM 'LET'S CHANGE' OPPOSITION ALLIANCE, MAURICIO MACRI, SAYING: "It's a huge joy. I feel that we all know that this is a historic day, a day that will change our lives, so that excites all of us." A win by Macri would set Argentina's spluttering economy on a more free-market course that he promises would rebuild investor confidence.