Unofficial results give first lady victory as Argentine election closes
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Argentina's first lady and presidential candidate senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner casts her vote at a polling station in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, Oct. 28 2007. Presidential and congressional elections kicked off in Argentina on Sunday, with First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as the most hopeful winner.

Argentina's first lady and presidential candidate senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner casts her vote at a polling station in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, Oct. 28 2007. Presidential and congressional elections kicked off in Argentina on Sunday, with First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as the most hopeful winner. (Xinhua Photo)
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    BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Argentina's Sunday general elections have ended in relative peace, with early exit polls giving the presidential race victory to the nation's first lady, Cristina Fernandez.

    Argentine media has already published four exit polls, the bulk of which give Fernandez an outright victory: winning more than 45 percent of the vote or winning more than 40 percent with a 10-point lead over rivals.

    TN television's poll estimated that Fernandez has won 46.3 percent of the ballot. Consultora Aresco gave Fernandez between 38 percent and 41 percent of the vote, more than 10 percent ahead of closest rival Elisa Carrio with between 22 percent and 26 percent.Consultora Analog estimated that Fernandez had won 43 percent and Carrio 24 percent. State exit polls estimate that Fernandez has won 44 percent and Carrio 24 percent.

    The more than 27 million citizens on the nation's voter roll are also choosing a vice-president, 130 deputies, 24 senates, eight regional governors, 209 regional deputies and 63 regional senators.

Argentina's first lady and presidential candidate senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner casts her vote at a polling station in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, Oct. 28 2007.

Argentina's first lady and presidential candidate senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner casts her vote at a polling station in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, Oct. 28 2007. (Xinhua Photo)
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Argentine President Nestor Kirchner casts his vote at a polling station in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, Oct. 28 2007.(Xinhua Photo)
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Argentines vote for new president 

    BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Millions of Argentines voted on Sunday to choose a successor to Nestor Kirchner, whose four-year term as Argentina's president ends on Dec. 10.

    Voting began at 8 a.m. local time, although some polling stations started late, in Buenos Aires province, where 92 percent of electoral officials failed to show, registering the worst of the problems, according to Alejandro Tullio, director of the National Electoral Directorate. Full story

Presidential elections kick off in Argentina

Argentina presidential election candidate, first lady Cristina Fernandez (L), attends the election campaign in Buenos Aires, Oct. 25, 2007.

Argentina presidential election candidate, first lady Cristina Fernandez (L), attends the election campaign in Buenos Aires, Oct. 25, 2007. (Xinhua Photo)
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    BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Presidential and congressional elections kicked off in Argentina on Sunday, with First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as the most hopeful winner.

    Over 27 million registered voters will go to 12,241 polling stations across the country from 8:00 a.m. local time (1100 GMT) to 6:00 p.m. (2100 GMT). Full story

Argentina extends general election voting by one hour in capital

    BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Argentine electoral authorities extended on Sunday the closure of voting by an hour in the capital, Buenos Aires, due to the large number of voters and because many polling stations opened late.

    The vote had been programmed to run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.local time (1100 to 2100 GMT). Electoral judge, Maria Romilda Servini de Cubria, said publicly that polling would continue to 7 p.m. local time only in Buenos Aires "to guarantee citizens' right to vote." Full story

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