Argentina: Voters cast ballots in legislative elections as Macri's coalition expects victory

Eligible voters from Buenos Aires flocked to polling stations on Sunday to cast their ballots in midterm legislative elections that will define the new composition of the country's Senate and Chamber of Deputies. High voter turnout saw at least 78% of registered voters participating in the crucial elections which kicked off at 08:00 local time (11:00 GMT). According to polls, incumbent... Еще President Mauricio Macri and his 'Cambiemos' (Let's Change) coalition are expected to win most seats in the top five districts of Buenos Aires City, as well as provinces of Cordoba, Santa Fe and Mendoza. The lead up to the elections was marred with protests over the past few weeks as Argentina saw a wave of large demonstrations over the death of the political activist Santiago Maldonado, which have shifted the attention from the upcoming elections.

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