Citizens wait in line to vote at a polling station in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian
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Argentines voted in a run-off election Sunday that hands the center-right opposition, led by Mauricio Macri, its best chance in more than a decade to wrest the presidency from the populist Peronists and set the economy on a more free-market course.Barred from seeking a third straight term, Fernandez will leave office next month with Argentina deeply divided between those who back her protectionist policies and defence of worker rights and those who back the opposition's open-market policies.With one in 10 voters undecided, Scioli cannot be counted out.Macri wants to open Latin America's No. 3 economy to more investment by quickly lifting currency and trade controls, but will also have to put accounts in order after eight years of free-spending populism under Fernandez.Scioli depicts his challenger as beholden to the wealthy and promises to defend Argentina from "savage capitalism".
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