Argentine presidential hopeful provides glimpse of grandiose infra platform

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Presidential hopeful, current Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri, will push for "the most ambitious infrastructure plan in Argentina's history" should he be elected, local press quoted him as saying during a presentation at the Argentine construction chamber.

"Without infrastructure there is no development," Macri said, adding that his program would create "millions" of jobs throughout the country. "It is important to understand that investing is not the same as spending."

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Macri did not outline specific plans. However, addressing the country's high inflation he also promised "a stable currency."

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In response, planning minister Julio de Vido challenged the opposition to "show the plans they have... Those who are proposing a different country, we say that they show us where the gas pipelines will run, the electric lines, the [infrastructure] works. We haven't seen one alternative to the five-year plan that we've launched."

Argentina will hold presidential elections in October next year.