Center-right Argentine candidate names loyalist as running mate

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Michetti of the PRO party speaks after acknowledging her loss in the primary elections for Buenos Aires' Mayor next to Lombardi, vice-mayor candidate candidate, in Buenos Aires

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine Senator Gabriela Michetti will be the running mate of presidential candidate Mauricio Macri, he said on Friday, defining the battle lines ahead of an October election that will pit the business-friendly duo against the current ruling party. Macri, mayor of Buenos Aires, is second in the polls against front-runner Daniel Scioli, the provincial governor who this week picked a member of the inner circle of outgoing President Cristina Fernandez as his vice presidential candidate. “My running mate will be Gabriela Michetti,” Macri said on Facebook.

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