EFEBuenos Aires

Argentina’s main political forces closed their electoral campaigns ahead of Sunday’s midterm elections, after a final stretch marked by growing exchange rate turmoil, inflation and insecurity.

The two largest coalitions, the ruling Frente de Todos (Everyone's Front) and the opposition Juntos por el Cambio (Together for Change), ended their campaigns on Thursday with two mass events in the province of Buenos Aires, the largest electoral district in the country, with 37 percent of the national electoral roll.

In the September primaries, Juntos por el Cambio obtained more than 40 percent of the votes throughout the country, while the Frente de Todos reaped just over 30 percent.

In those primaries, the ruling party lost support in almost all districts, including the province of Buenos Aires, its main electoral stronghold.

Argentinian President Alberto Fernández defended his management on Thursday, saying the country "is advancing" under the path dictated by the government: more national production and more registered employment.

"We are going to try to take firm steps so that this growth that we see reaches every Argentinian. It is not enough for us that the GDP grows more than nine points if the lives of Argentinians do not improve," said the president at the closing of the Frente de Todos campaign in Merlo.