Analysis: Argentina’s Fernandez weakened by vote but still in charge

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner smiles after the first results of the Congressional primary elections in Buenos AiresBy Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez may be a lame duck after her coalition was thumped in a mid-term primary election, but with two years left in power she can still impose more of the capital and currency controls that have cut confidence in Latin America's No. 3 economy. Fernandez's candidates won just 26 percent of the nationwide vote in Sunday's primary, much less than expected, and her hand-picked congressional candidate lost in the must-win province of Buenos Aires, home to 40 percent of the country's electorate. … USA, LLC