Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has won a landslide re-election victory.
Ms. Fernandez won 53 percent of the vote Sunday with most of the votes counted. She was 36 percentage points ahead of her nearest of six rivals - Socialist governor of Santa Fe province, Hermes Binner.
It is a bittersweet victory for Ms. Fernandez whose husband, former president Nestor Kirchner, died of a heart attack a year ago this week. Ms. Fernandez, who succeeded her husband in 2007, struggled to hold back her tears when she cast her ballot in his hometown of Rio Gallegos.