Argentina's lower house approves debt settlement package - TV
BUENOS AIRES, March 16 (Reuters) - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri won the support of the lower house of Congress for a settlement with bondholders on Wednesday, live TV images showed, leaving just a vote in the Senate between Argentina and the end of a 14-year battle with creditors.
Lawmakers across the political divide voted by a 165 to 86 margin in favor of a deal after a marathon 20-hour debate.
Macri needs to close the festering dispute to tap global credit markets and lure back investors, and had warned Argentina faced a return to hyperinflation or aggressive spending cuts if the chamber had knocked down the proposal. (Reporting by Richard Lough; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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