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The 2003 elections had some sense of revenge for all of us who went to vote.

Politics and Economics

27 April: Presidential elections 2003

History, laws, technicalities and human beings sometimes generate unthinkable scenarios. For example, an elected  president  with  22%  of the vote. That's what happened 15 years ago in our country. A crisis with which we hit bottom, a helicopter, an interim  president  who did what he could and advanced the elections, and the first  ballotage  in our history, which was finally not. All this resulted in  Néstor Kirchner  inaugurating a new era in Argentina and beginning — without imagining — his “ decade won .”

The  2003 elections  had some sense of revenge for all of us who went to vote. A sense of hope, of starting over, of having another chance. The most important one was not to go back, not to choose the same card: any other option meant, at least, to make a clean slate.

With yesterday's diary in hand, it's inevitable to be critical. Today we know what all that ended, no matter which side of the sidewalk we are on: for some it was a blessing; for others, the worst of our nightmares. But let us remember, for a moment, that  April 27 : the desire to choose, to write a new chapter in our history, to celebrate — once again and with renewed desire — our  democracy .

Publication Date: 20/04/2018

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