Fernandez’s allies thumped in Argentina mid-term vote

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Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez speaks at the 2009 World Leaders Forum at Columbia University in New YorkBy Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's allies took a beating in mid-term elections on Sunday, shrinking her majority in Congress, ending 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. With 62 percent of ballot boxes counted, the government said the opposition was ahead throughout the country. Re-elected in 2011 on promises of increasing state control in Latin America's No. …