How to buy votes in Argentina

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  • The municipality of Lomas de Zamora, already embroiled in the so called Yategate/Insurralde scandal set aside a budget of AR$1.7bn for 'electoral assistance' whereby truck after truck arrives at a huge high street building/storage depot and fridges, TVs, mattresses (it's always mattresses), beds, windows, food and other essentials are loaded up in broad daylight and distributed to people in nearby areas. It's been happening all year round and clearly is a system to ensure the Kirchnerite area retains its votes.

    This is nothing new in Argentina, but the shameless way it's done beggars belief.


  • Subtle. Very subtle.


    Vote purchases are a great example of Argentina’s inflation: in the 2007 election, the Kirchners bought votes with t-shirts and choripan. Now the price is a Sealy Posturepedic Mattress or a bay window.

  • Subtle. Very subtle.


    Vote purchases are a great example of Argentina’s inflation: in the 2007 election, the Kirchners bought votes with t-shirts and choripan. Now the price is a Sealy Posturepedic Mattress or a bay window.

    Then there will be those who got free loans for their 'loyalty' to the cause...many,many thousands of them.