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Re-election expected for Cristina Fernandez

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Re-election expected for Cristina Fernandez

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Argentines are heading to the polls in an election that centre-left President Cristina Fernandez is expected to win.

Polls show Fernandez taking a landslide victory on Sunday, with enough votes to avoid a run-off.

The 58-year-old leader has seen the country’s economy grow by eight per cent annually.

In the August primary the sharp-tongued former senator won more than 50 per cent of the vote which served as a giant opinion poll.

To win Fernandez needs at least 45 per cent of the vote or just 40 per cent with a lead of 10 percentage points over her closest rival.

She vows to dedicate her second term to her husband Nestor Kirchner who preceded her as president. He died in 2010.