Argentine President Wins Reelection

It’s a landslide! Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was reelected Sunday, after winning 55 percent of the vote. None of the other opponents came within 40 points of her. Argentina’s economy has been soaring, though Kirchner's policy relies on heavy state spending. Critics believe that the high spending and current world-market meltdown will catch up to the country, some comparing the current situation to a dance on the Titanic. Kirchner, who took over for her late husband, had the first two years of her presidency see a struggle of protests and plummeting ratings.