The Peronists are striving for positives in rubble and a lot of negatives in a fight fought. Argentina's Peronists hope to win a win in rubble of defeat

The Peronists are striving for positives in rubble and a lot of negatives in a fight fought. Argenti ...

- Argentina's Peronists landed their wounds on Monday after a severe midterm election victory, where the conservative opposition gained in key congressional battles across the country and erased the majority of the democrats' house.

The opposition Juntos coalition, badly defeated in the presidential elections in 2019 shook the ruling Frente de Todos party up to 20 points nationwide in the battle for the Senate, where a third of the seats were being reserved.

In the lower house, the win was a slightly smaller, but still important margin of around eight percentage points, advancing a close battle in the large province of Buenos Aires, the most populous region of the country and the Peronist stronghold.

"Now we hope for some change," says Beatriz Arguello, a housewife of the 70s. "The people made themselves heard."

As per the Argentinian president, Alberto Fernandez promised after the vote that he will listen to the people and pledged a new stage for the country. He called for the opposition to find consensus with the government.

Since the Peronists lost their majority in the Senate, which they had held since 1983, that will be key for all, meaning Fernandez and his more radical vice president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, must be over the same aisle.

Local newspapers have responded with comments such as "hard electoral defeat" and "devastating diagnosis" The more party-allied Pagina 12 had positives: "Defeat the fight, but the fight continues."

The economy reacted, mutely with sovereign bond prices advancing, and thus expects the result for the government to work more closely with the rival favored by investors.

Voters, meanwhile, asked the government and the opposition to work towards solving the country's many problems with inflation above 50% annually, the peso currency at record lows against the dollar and over four out of 10 people in poverty.

The failure of government officials would get it done quickly, said one of the politicians. "Most political leaders have been working to get the country out of the hole in which it is located," said Lopez, 60.

Despite the resuscitation of the election, Mauricio Macri said that conservatives should build on the victory. In contrast, the conservatives made a major decision by its members.

"The good thing is that we managed to get the quorum vote from Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the Senate!" she said on Twitter.

The government supporters indicated that the progress is compared to primary ballots in September and a narrower defeat in the province of Buenos Aires, where the lost percentage points only came from a quarter to just one.

Jimena Cueva said: "We ended the day asking for "stop counting votes." Despite the change in pace, the ruling coalition hopes that the presidential vote could finally come back in 2023.

Shila Vilker said the government already paid large part of the cost of defeat after the open primary voting, which led to a major cabinet reshuffle, although the loss of the Senate majority would hurt.

"I'd say that it is a democratic defeat and a democratic protest cries up in a democratic state. "It is a democratic defeat that can leave the government some air," she said.

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