Argentina is facing the presidential election amid great uncertainty. The economy remains shaky, although the debt rescheduling agreement with the International Monetary Fund reached in late January has greatly improved the situation. It is still doubtful to what extent President Eduardo Duhalde will be able to use this breathing space to improve his country’s prospects.
Voters’ preferences are unclear; the electorate looks disoriented, fragmented and without leadership. Add to this the doubts created by the government itself, continuously changing the election schedule and being ambiguous about procedures for choosing Peronist party candidates, and everything becomes uncertain.