Mary O’Grady explains why:
The last non-Peronist president to finish his elected mandate was Marcelo T. de Alvear in 1928.
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Mr. Macri could break the spell. But it is far from certain that he will, and because he underestimated the magnitude of the problems he inherited from former President Cristina Kirchner, the case for smaller government now requires even bolder leadership.
Twelve years of Kirchner rule—first Néstor Kirchner (2003-07), followed by his wife (2007-15)—left this country bankrupt, both institutionally and financially. The Kirchners jailed political opponents, confiscated private property, nationalized businesses, gagged media critics, fomented street mobs, falsified government statistics, and destroyed the central bank’s independence. Kirchnerismo bloated the government and left the economy in shambles.
Cristina Kirchner plans to use upcoming negotiations with teachers’ unions to paralyze the country. It’s up to the Argentines to play along – or not.
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