Finally, at 2:00 am or so, the Pinguino (Kirchner, the "penguin" the former president, husband of La Presidenta) came out to concede. He said he would not contest the election. He said his wife would not step down. He was pretty boring, Argentines are not good losers. At 2:45 am I finally went to bed ,saturated with the news.
In the morning when I woke up, the headlines were blaring. De Narváez told the president he hoped that she reads the results of the election well . That remains to be seen. Nestor stepped down as President of the Peronist party.
The president does not have the majority anymore. But in her press conference this afternoon, when she had all the opportunity to once again hold out an olive branch, she harped on how it was only 2.5 points between her husband and De Narváez . Perhaps Cristina needs to be reminded of another president who was trounced in mid year elections and didn’t want to listen. His name was de la Rúa.