Presidential frontrunner Alberto Fernández has played down the chances of financial turbulence should he win election to the Casa Rosada on Sunday and told Argentines not to fear for the safety of their savings.
Asked what would happen to the markets on Monday in the wake of the election result, the Peronist challenger said in an interview with Futurock FM said he hoped everything would be calm, should he defeat President Mauricio Macri at the ballot this weekend.
"I hope calm, I understand that nothing should happen," Fernández responded, adding that Argentines should also "be calm, because we are going to take care of their savings and their dollar deposits."
"Argentines do not have to be nervous, I ask you to be confident because those who created this disaster are leaving," the Frente de Todos leader added.
Discussing his time out and about in the country on the campaign trail, Fernández said it was clear Argentines are hurting.
"It's very distressing, the things that they say in your ear when you go to the barrios," he said.
The Frente de Todos candidate also lashed out at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying that the institution had "wreaked havoc on the Argentine economy" and was "responsible with Macri for what is happening in Argentina."
He also criticised the president for running "the most expensive electoral campaign in history," alleging that the IMF had done "everything to make Macri president again."