Early election

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is sending a bill to Congress this week to try and get the election date (scheduled for October) to be brought forward to June, it's likely to pass.

Of course there are loads of reasons why she might want to do this and certainly extensive speculation online. The most compelling argument I've heard is that she might be trying to secure an additional term before the effects of "the crisis" (yes, the global economic crisis) are felt too deeply.