(BBC) – Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns.
Mr Fernández, 60, got more than the 45% of the vote needed to win, beating conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri.
Raucous crowds gathered at Mr Fernández’s election headquarters to celebrate the result of Sunday’s poll.
The vote was held amid an economic crisis that has left a third of Argentina’s population in poverty.
Former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, 66, will now become vice-president in Mr Fernández’s administration. She is said to have played a key role in Mr Fernández’s electoral triumph.
Mr Macri, 60, had trailed behind his challenger in pre-election polls and was trounced by the opposition in primary elections in August. He conceded defeat on Sunday night, congratulating his political rival.