BUENOS AIRES, October 26. /TASS/. Candidate from opposition conservative party Republican Proposal is winning the first round of Argentine elections with 36.15%, the Argentine national election chamber said after counting 68.16% of the ballots.
Ruling alliance Front for Victory candidate Daniel Scioli is gaining 34.78%
Renewal Front opposition party candidate Sergio Massa was supported by 21.11% of voters.
To win in the first round, a candidate needs to gain over 45% of the vote or 40% if the gap with the closest rival is at least 10% So, according to preliminary data of the election commission, Argentina will see a runoff.
The country held presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday.
Voter turnout was 79%