At the Monkey Cage, Natalia C. Del Cogliano and Mariana L. Prats offer a report on the recent primary elections in Argentina. However, as they note, calling them “primaries” is somewhat misleading.
Here is the first paragraph:
On Sunday, August 11th, open, compulsory and simultaneous primary elections were held for the second time across the whole of Argentina since their enactment in 2009. However, they were still far from being primaries stricto sensu. They were probably more like simple primaries. As we already said in our previous Monkey Cage election report, the actual system of primaries can mostly be defined as a virtual first round of an unofficial two-round legislative election. Our primaries function more like a de facto national poll that sets the stage for the general election.
Although the post describes the political implications well, I do not think I understand the electoral rules. Maybe a reader of this blog knows the fine details.