It is voting day in Argentina. Actually, it is illegal not to vote. Therefore, about 29 million people went to the polls today. It has been the law in Argentina since 1912. If you don’t vote, you are fined and also there are some civil rights penalties, but I don’t actually know what they are. Everybody votes. The sale of alcohol is prohibited for 24 hours and many businesses are closed for the day. Personally, I loved the google icon that showed up today on google.com.ar.
Cristina won her re-election bid for president.
She is the first elected female president of Argentina. She was elected in 2007 following her husband’s term of office. This time there were six others running against her, but it was hard to tell who they were. I think she had a great ad campaign. This picture was taken driving on the freeway today and I only just realized that two of her ads are in the photo!