Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is the “natural candidate” for next October election to ensure the continuation of the current productive and job creating model, according to several cabinet ministers who attended a political rally in support of the still undeclared candidate.
“Cristina is the natural candidate to guarantee the continuity of this production and job creating model, but she’s the leader and she manages her political time, so it’s up to her when she feels the time has come”, said Industry minister Deborah Giorgi.
“This year the Argentines will decide in the ballot box the future we want for the country: if we decide to continue developing this project for the political, economic and social transformation which was launched in 2003, or is we turn back to the times of constant belt-tightening, financial speculation and de-industrialization” insisted Ms Giorgi.
Most cabinet ministers and top aides and advisors attended the political rally organized by the Kirchnerite youth movement recalling the 38th anniversary of a political electoral victory which opened the way for the return to Argentina of exiled former president Juan Domingo Peron.
Even when the Argentine president has yet to officially announce she will be running for re-election, CFK has been acting as on the campaign trail and in support of her candidates in the long provincial electoral calendar.
During the Friday rally at a packed stadium CFK highlighted the achievement of the Kirchnerite model, paid homage to her late husband, Néstor Kirchner, and assured “I want the Kirchnerite youth to write their own history”.
“The generation of the bicentenary has the historical opportunity of being part of the construction of a different country that does not come from the fight against others, but for a reason” the Head of State assured.
CFK requested the youngsters to “avoid committing the same mistake we made when we were young,” during the 70’s. “You shouldn’t ask to other Argentines where do they come from, or what party they belong to. You must ask if they agree with the Universal Child Subsidy, if they believe that the industrialization process is useful for the country, if they feel they are part of South America, of Mercosur, of Unasur”.
“If you ask me what I would like, I would love to see Cristina as our candidate”, said Economy minister Amado Boudou adding that the president “outlined a clear picture of what we are living in Argentina that after 200 years finds us in a course sustainable in time”.
“This is not a project which belongs to our space but to all Argentines. All those present this evening here made us vibrate in a very strong way. It’s a special chemistry between the president and the people”, said Boudou.
“Without any doubts the candidate is Cristina”, said lawmaker Agustin Rossi head of the Kirchnerite Victory Front in the Lower House. “The best thing that can happen for Argentina is Cristina president: she returns hate with love. She has been very much attacked but has stood up and has been a lady”.
“We were expecting 40.000 people but 80.000 turned out” said Senator Daniel Filmus a former Minister of Culture.
On Saturday CFK was again on the political trail heading the last rally of the Chubut provincial campaign in Comodoro Rivadavia along with the candidates for the Victory Front bloc that will face the ones belonging to Governor Mario Das Neves’ caucus.
“Our administration has always been focused in the people, we didn’t come here to blast someone” said Mrs. Kirchner. “He (Néstor Kirchner) always came here to help the Patagonia, Comodoro, Trelew, Madryn,” she underlined.