President Mauricio Macri admitted his Juntos por el Cambio coalition had suffered a heavy defeat in Argentina's primaries on Sunday, addressing supporters at his party's bunker before provisional results were even released.
Flanked onstage by key members of his coaltion, including his vice-presidential running-mate Miguel Ángel Pichetto, Buenos Aires Province Governor María Eugenia Vidal and Buenos Aires City Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, the president admitted "We have had a bad election."
He vowed to "redouble efforts" in a bid to win re-election in October.
Macri admitted that "it hurts not to have the support we expected" in the PASOs, but he vowed to "move on."
He added that it was integral that his team "continued talking" in a bid to "explain to the world" what his government was doing.