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Mapping Social Change :: Argentina

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President Néstor Carlos Kirchner OstoicPresident: Néstor Carlos Kirchner Ostoic.

Came to power: Former President Carlos Menem conceded 2003 election after polls predicted a 40% margin of victory for Kirchner.

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spacerArgentina restructured (and defaulted) on multibillion-dollar debt following economic collapse of 2001.
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spacerWorker co-ops are operating factories abandoned by owners. Street-corner assemblies filled in for government.
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spacerFreed of IMF mandates, strong and steady economic growth has brought 8 million out of poverty in a country of 36 million.
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spacer50% satisfied with Argentina's democracy*
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spacerApproval rating for government: 73%*
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The Take and Hope in Hard Times : : Workers Build New Economy : : Starting Over



* Poll figures based on 20,234 interviews conducted in 18 Latin American countries between Oct.3-Nov.5, 2006,
and published in LATINOBARÓMETRO REPORT 2006, www.latinobarometro.org.

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