Consider: whomever wins the Argentine presidency is going to have to manage a rough transition. They are unlikely to come out smelling of roses. The blue market has lasted longer than I expected, in part because the government has made it fairly easy to get blue market pesos, but a devaluation is coming. Another commodity-price boom does not look probable. Inflation will have to be contained or run up to Venezuelan levels.
In short, the new president is likely to be less-than-popular when the 2019 election rolls around.
And who better to come back and take over from those repulsive reactionaries of the right? Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner!
Which makes me want to ask better observers of Argentina: is there evidence that Cristina is not giving Daniel Scioli (her party’s candidate for president) the support that he might expect? I mean, it just seems so obvious and so Argentine ...