Fernandez coalition loses clout but keeps majority in midterm

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez speaks at the 2009 World Leaders Forum at Columbia University in New YorkBy Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine leader Cristina Fernandez's allies took a beating in Sunday's midterm election, shrinking her congressional majority, snuffing out chances of a constitutional change to allow her a third term and kicking off the contest to succeed her in 2015. Voters chose half of the lower house of Congress and a third of the Senate in Sunday's midterm. Re-elected in 2011 on promises of increasing state control in Latin America's No. …