Polling stations have been opened today for Argentines to begin casting their votes for a new President. This election is said to bring an end to 12 years under power-couple; Nestor and Cristina Kirchner. Their heir apparent, Buenos Aires Provincial Governor Daniel Scioli, is poised to come out on top, polling ahead of rival and Buenos Aires, Mayor Mauricio Macri.
Under Argentine electoral law, in order to win in a first-round Presidential vote, a candidate must claim more than 45 percent of the vote, or at least 40 percent with a margin of 10 points over the runner-up.
The Polling stations will remain open until 6:00 pm (2100 GMT), and results are expected to come out within three hours.
By Kindness Okoli