Brazil threatens Mercosur exit if Argentina opposition wins presidency 16.08.2019

Deutsche Welle | Aug 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • If Argentina’s center-left opposition wins the presidential elections and closes its economy with protectionist policies, Brazil will pull out of Mercosur, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Thursday.
  • Opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez received nearly 48 percent support on Sunday in Argentina’s primary vote, considered an important bellwether ahead of the general elections on October 27.
  • Alberto Fernandez’s vice presidential candidate is former Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.