Argentina‘s general elections for the 2023-2027 presidential term will be held on October 22, according to the National Electoral Chamber.
The poll body has set mandatory primary elections for August 13, according to the Xinhua news agency.
Political parties can only provide one list of primary candidates, and citizens must vote.
To be eligible for the October election, primary candidates must receive at least 1.5% of the total vote.
The general election will also determine the vice president, 24 senators, 130 members of the House of Deputies, and 43 parliamentarians from the Southern Common Market.
To win the presidential election in October, a presidential ticket must receive 45 percent of the vote, or 40 percent with a differential of at least 10 percentage points over the second-place finisher.
If necessary, a run-off election between the top two vote-getters will be place on November 19, with the winner determined by a simple majority.
The South American country’s Constitution allows current President Alberto Fernandez to run for a second term.