Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner won a second term today with a resounding victory in nationwide elections.
Helped by a booming economy and a weak opposition, Kirchner swept nearly 54 percent of the vote. She earned the largest share of votes of any president since the country's return of democracy in 1983.
Her nearest competitor, Hermes Binner, took 17 percent.
Kirchner rebounded from a difficult beginning to her term, when her approval ratings plummeted and her party suffered a humiliating defeat in midterm elections.
Her party also won majorities in both houses, and won eight of the nine governorships that were up for grabs in the elections.
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