September 9, 2019 / 1:21 PM / 10 days ago

Argentine peso opens 0.23% weaker at 55.95 per dollar - traders

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Argentina’s embattled peso opened 0.23% weaker at 55.95 per U.S. dollar on Monday, traders said, with investors on edge amid political and financial uncertainty.

The currency ended higher last week after losing around a quarter of its value last month in reaction to a surprise landslide win by populist-leaning presidential challenger Alberto Fernandez in an Aug. 11 primary election.

His primary victory made him the clear favorite to win the Oct. 27 presidential election against the business-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri. (Reporting by Hugh Bronstein and Walter Bianchi)

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