Argentina’s Presidential Election and the Energy Sector


Argentines will go to the polls later this year and elect a new president, ending 12 years of ‘Kirchnerite’ rule. A change in administration could lead to a revolution in Argentina’s energy sector, which has seen drastic changes under the presidencies of Néstor (2003-2007) and Cristina Kirchner (2007-2015). Under President Cristina Kirchner, investor confidence in both energy and the economy deteriorated as the government implemented interventionist policies, including the expropriation of Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF) in 2012.

Luis Ferreira Alvarez
Publication date: 
July 16, 2015
Publication type: 
Blog Entry