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Cristina Fernandez “working everyday” returns this week to Buenos Aires

Monday, January 6th 2014 - 19:51 UTC
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The Argentine president complying with her constitutional responsibilities, said cabinet chief Capitanich The Argentine president complying with her constitutional responsibilities, said cabinet chief Capitanich

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez “works everyday” and is “complying with her constitutional responsibilities” said cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich on Monday responding to opposition voices that have criticized the leader who remains in the Patagonian city of El Calafate. He also announced that the president would be returning to Buenos Aires this week.

 In his daily brief to the press at the Casa Rosada presidential palace, Capitanich stated the 60-year-old leader –who was forced to undergo head surgery back in October after she was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma-, continues to “decide and instruct” her ministerial team. “Technological advances allow us to be in permanent contact with the president”.

Saying that the head of state is “in the Republic of Argentina” and that she can lead the government from “the Casa Rosada, the Olivos (presidential) residency or the city of El Calafate,” the head of ministers explained Cristina Fernandez is indeed addressing key political and economic issues such as Argentina’s debt negotiations with the Paris Club as well as the compensation agreement recently reached with Spain’s Repsol following the nationalization of the now state-run energy company YPF in 2012.

“When she speaks, it is because she speaks, when she does not, then because she does not speak. When she is present, because she is present and when she is not, because she is not present. A President is a human being who deserves to rest, who is in a process of health recovery,” the cabinet chief insisted.

“The president is making decisions all the time, sending instructions, giving us the framework for policies; she's all the time busy in a multiplicity of issues, some with media coverage, others with not”, explained Capitanich.

The cabinet chief also confirmed that President Cristina Fernandez will be flying back to Buenos Aires this week and has a public ceremony scheduled for Wednesday.

Finally Capitanich revealed that the Argentine president would be travelling at the end of January to Cuba and Venezuela for the Celac and Mercosur summits respectively and confirmed that the postponement of the Mercosur meeting was agreed by all of group's members.

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  • Briton

    Cristina Fernandez “working everyday , 7 days a week,
    52 weeks of the year, every years,

    and achieved what ??

    we leave this to others to quote lolol.

    Jan 06th, 2014 - 08:05 pm 0
  • ChrisR

    “Technological advances allow us to be in permanent contact with the president”.

    TMBOA has two dozen mobiles but can't remember whose number is what.

    But don't worry, all she ever does is screams and screams and screams until she makes herself sick and has to go back into hospital for another facelift / neck roll / arse tuck or a wire bottle brush clean prior to a good swabbing out.

    Jan 06th, 2014 - 08:10 pm 0
  • redp0ll

    Funny isnt it? A few months ago the trolls were chortling over Christinas 54% majority and now almost all of them wish to disociate from the K policies. Cuidado trolls! In North Korea you get thrown to the dogs for that

    Jan 06th, 2014 - 08:18 pm 0
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