August 12, 2019 / 1:47 AM / 4 months ago

Fernandez leads Macri by more than 14 percentage points in Argentina primary - official results

Presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez attends voting at a polling station during the primary elections, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The coalition of opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez was more than 14 percentage points ahead of incumbent President Mauricio Macri in Sunday’s primary election, early official results showed.

Fernandez, whose running mate is former President Cristina Fernandez, had 47.01% of votes, while Macri’s coalition had 32.66% of votes, with 58.6% of the votes counted.

Reporting by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Bill Rigby

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