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    Argentina's Kirchner claims landslide win

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has swept to a landslide re-election in Argentina's presidential election, winning more than 50 per cent of the vote with most ballots counted.

    Kirchner, a centre-leftist who succeeded her late husband as president in 2007, had claimed 53 per cent of votes with 75 per cent of results returned, with her main rival, socialist candidate Hermes Binner, trailing far behind on 17 per cent.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Bueno Aires.