Election fever: What will Latin America's pandemic election cycle tell investors about the region's future direction?

Number of elections and mid-terms coming up

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Meagan Nace of Artisan Partners
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Meagan Nace of Artisan Partners

In addition to the public health tragedy, the pandemic has been a source of significant economic and fiscal setbacks for Latin America – at a time when social discontent over inequality was already beginning to surface.

While we see some signs of economic improvement, the pandemic led to drops in much-needed investment - foreign, corporate and government - while fiscal conditions have become further strained. Now, a series of elections will reveal what leaders and policies in each country feel will help them move forward, with potentially significant implications for the region's financial markets. Peru's 6 June election has garnered the most recent headlines. Socialist party candidate Pedro Castillo is poised for victory against conservative Keiko Fujimori, although she continues to contest resul...

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