Monday, April 28th 2014 - 08:09 UTC

Cristina Fernandez preparing for the day after October 2015 elections

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez faithful participated on Sunday in a major political rally to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of Nestor Kirchner's victory in the 27 April 2003 elections, but also to indicate how the incumbent Victory Front will be acting ahead of, and after the October 2015 presidential election, to ensure the Kirchner political legacy.

Her closest advisor Zannini was the main speaker at the rally celebrating 11 years of Kirchnerism

 One of the main speakers at the United and Organized rally, and probably the most significant, was Carlos Zannini, Legal and Technical Secretary of the Executive, whom together with Maximo Kirchner, (Kirchner's son) are the main advisors of President Cristina Fernandez.

Addressing the estimated 15.000 militants in closing the rally, at a closed auditorium, Zannini said “you must be the great questioners of all the presidential hopefuls” that crop up. “You are the only new faces in Argentine politics, all the others are repeated worn out characters”.

Remembering former president Kirchner, Zannini described him “as a pain in the a…for the corporations, lobbies and monopolies in Argentina. How could such a madman reach the main office in the country? Follow his example, fight for his legacy”.

Zannini then called on the militants to 'defend Cristina' who is “the target of the most furious attacks for what she is doing and because she is a woman” and emphasized “we must all defend her, united and organized, she's a great president”.

The attendance at the rally included Vice-president Amado Boudou; cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich; governors Daniel Scioli and Sergio Urribarri; Defense minister Agustín Rossi, a leader of the youth movement La Campora, lawmaker Andrés Larroque, members of Congress and other political chiefs.

Buenos Aires province governor Scioli emphasised that Argentina was perfectly placed to grow as a nation and continue to face the challenges ahead.
“[There are] unbeatable conditions for the new challenges that present themselves in Argentina,” the Victory Front politician signalled.

Cabinet chief Capitanich, meanwhile, hit out against critics of the Kirchnerite administration insisting that “it is no coincidence that those who tried to take governments to their knees so they would finish their terms” are against Kirchnerism.
“We are not looking towards the last 20 months of the end of an era, but rather the last 20 months of a government that has governed for 11 years,” he underlined.
“It must be very clear that the only leader of our movement is our beloved Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner”.

The path of a project based on social inclusion “is not easy”, but differently to “the opposition we know what we are fighting for and that is for the continuity of this project”, said Capitanich.

Ultra-K and leader of the youth movement La Campora, lawmaker Larroque said that “we are analyzing how we can consolidate all that was built along these years and how we can further advance”.

“When Nestor won the election in 2003 he took office with more unemployed than votes, but he changed history, and in 2012 on this anniversary Cristina called on all social sectors to debate a great national and popular project”

As to who will succeed Cristina Fernandez in December 2015, Larroque said that the issue of candidacies “is a later discussion”, since now “the objective is to consolidate the Victory Front”.

He added there's plenty of time to discuss candidates, what matters “is consolidating our political group. The more we consolidate, the stronger we will be; now our responsibility it how to solve the problems the people face”, underlined Larroque, who is second in command of La Campora, behind Maximo Kirchner.

According to Argentine political analysts the Cristina Fernandez strategy is for the Victory Front to have a strong representation in the next Congress, which is achievable and can help the Kirchner legacy, but equally important keep her and her closes advisors far away from the courts and the corruption charges.

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1 Mendoza Canadian (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 11:22 am Report abuse
Oh yes the K legacy. This country is going to hell in a hand basket...carried by cfk. And the gathering of the faithful is chaired by one of the biggest crooks in the country.
2 JollyGoodFun (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 12:35 pm Report abuse
@1 - completely agree. I hope the crooks are arrested and their finances investigated. Cristina shod spend the rest of her life with her cronies in an Argentine prison unless she:

A) gives back all the money stolen from the public coffers
B) brings in the right support with the relevant competency to manage the Argentine economy.

Argentina you need and deserve better than this. I hope she goes sooner than later and most importantly you elect a government than wants to engage with the world and especially the UK and FI as equals as we will only support you in achieving prosperity once again.
3 toxictaxitrader2 (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 12:41 pm Report abuse
Pain in the arsenal is right,and in the wallet.
4 Conqueror (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 02:56 pm Report abuse
“According to Argentine political analysts the Cristina Fernandez strategy is for the Victory Front to have a strong representation in the next Congress, which is achievable and can help the Kirchner legacy, but equally important keep her and her closes advisors far away from the courts and the corruption charges.”

There you go. Corruption charges. K and her cronies don't want to spend the last years of their miserable lives in prison. K is probably due the most. 20 years seems about right. For all his threats, Timmerman should be up for 15 years. Probably best if the lot get at least 5 years each.
5 bushpilot (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 03:39 pm Report abuse
I'm thinking that CFK is a very entertaining individual and maybe it'd be good if her people could figure out a way for her to run again.

As well, her administration is a shining example to the rest of the world of how superior the “inclusion” economic and political model is by far to any other system practiced currently by other nations.

It really would be a huge benefit to the global community to be able to continue to observe Kirchnerism. There are many, many aspects of “the Kirchnerist Way” that are solid lessons on how to best run a country.
6 axel arg (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 04:25 pm Report abuse
The government always compares the actual situation, with the one of 2003, which is a very captious comparison, because it's obvious that any year of this decade will always be better than 2003, that year was a total disaster, in fact, the crisis of 2001, and it's posterior consecuences were the result of a a neoliberal economic model, implemented by the militar dictatorship. In that moment started the true decline of the welfare state. Unfortunately a great man like president raul alfonsin couldn't do so much to dismantle the legacy of the dictatorship in economic terms, because his priority was to set up the bases of a democratic country, beside, local and international conditions of 1983, were a disaster.
In my opinion i think that the government should analize whether the actual situation is much better or not than the one of the decade of the 90's. What menem did in all his long and horrible decade, was to complete the legacy of the dictatorship, that's why he was a hard neoliberal, however, people reelected him in 1995, because he could finish with inflation, even despite the high levels of unemployment that his economic programme provoked. It's well known that in social terms, there is nothing more dramatic than being unemployed. However most people thought that in the same way that he finished with inflation, he would finish with unemployment too, however the rate continued to increase, but when people realized of it, it was already too late.
Nowadays, despite all the serious problems that we still have, like insecurity, poverty, indigence, inflation, institutional violence etc, and despite the serious falencies of c. f.k's government, we are returning to the previous state to 1975, that's why neoliberals hate kirchnerism, because the conditions of most workers improved so much, in comparison to the one of the decade of the 90's.
Whoever wins next year, will rull a much better country, than the one of that decade.
7 bushpilot (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 05:48 pm Report abuse

An elected government is really just a mirror reflection of “the people”. Politicians who reflect “the people's” current mentality and thinking get elected into office. They have to cater to the current prevailing collective mindset or they do not become a government.

So, Alex, it's about “the people”, not the government. If the bulk of a people believe in freeloading, and stealing, and they believe in the power of lying, their government will be a reflection of this. That causes big problems.

When the bulk of the people believe in putting in an honest, hard day's work, like the natural world requires, they have less problems. Their government is much less inclined to cater to people who contribute nothing, which in turn maximizes the net gain for all “the people”.

The current administration in the U.S. reflects the mentality shift of Americans from one that believed in hard work to one that believes that money should be acquired easily. It is a good example of the above explanation.

“Inclusion” economics is more for freeloaders than it is for people who need a temporary helping hand.
8 Klingon (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 06:13 pm Report abuse
Addressing the estimated 15.000 militants in closing the rally, at a closed auditorium, Zannini said.

I am sure it smelt good in that stadium. 15,000 toothless rodents and Zannini spewing crap out of his mouth.
9 Pugol-H (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 06:22 pm Report abuse
I have to wonder if when CFK leaves office, she stays in Arg, or retires to an “off shore tax haven” with little or no extradition arrangements with the rest of the world.

Like, the Ecuadorian embassy in London for example.
10 golfcronie (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 07:18 pm Report abuse
It would be too dangerous to live in Argentina, she must have pissed many people off, apart from robbing Argentina blind ( Allegedly )
11 bushpilot (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 07:27 pm Report abuse
They won't want to bother poor CFK, she is a woman. After her?

Timmerman will probably leave quickly. Kicilloff too.
12 CabezaDura2 (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 08:35 pm Report abuse

CFK is going to hand over a country FAR but FAR FAR more worse than Menem handed to DLS in late 1999 whenever she goes.

She will hand over a country worse than she recieved in 2007

She will hand over a country worse in socio-economical outlook than in December 2001 .

You guys can even bankrupt Saudi Arabia if you could govern it.
13 ChrisR (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 09:04 pm Report abuse
But she was worth it!

Ha, ha, ha.

Anyway, is it just a bad photo but doesn’t Zannini (TMBOA “closest adviser”) look like he could be Prattus Maximus’ father?

Perhaps TMBOA was getting her own back for the Bug-eyed one shagging his secretary (and others apparently) all those years!
14 Klingon (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 10:39 pm Report abuse
Just astounds me how dumb people can be to believe the sh*t these crooks are saying.
But then again it is all the lazy welfare recipients and bums they pay to attend these events with our tax.
15 CabezaDura2 (#) Apr 28th, 2014 - 10:57 pm Report abuse
Not all of them there is a large portion of middle class idiots and lefties that choose to believe in all the lies.

You have axel here who is a teacher (paid by all of us) knows english,etc and you would assume he is educated enough to know better but no....He is just looking for excusses and talking about “neoliberalism”, Menem and the 90s the military dictatorship, as if it enables CFK to deliver a country whith hyperinflation, record poverty, crime, institutional collapse, wideranged corruption, incomes 900Bn USD in over 10 years of soybean exports mainly all gone, energetic dependency of abroad, narcowars, and the lists goes on.
Its going to be 11 years since this guys are in power!!!

I think however the base is economical ignorance, a lot of people dont support the government anymore but still believe in the economical model should be mantained and they dont realize it is fictional and over.
16 Tarquin Fin (#) Apr 29th, 2014 - 04:29 pm Report abuse
6 Axel

You make a good point about the neoliberalism starting during the “process” and being continued by Menem. Previous to 1975 we had no external debt (well we owed pennies back then) and of course, the huge debt we inherited in '83 was the legacy of the Chicago boys doctrine and our own generals corruption.
That is a shame. A terrible thing imposed upon us because as far as I can remember no common citizen had a say, unless of course you belonged to some of the groups that benefited from cheap international credit backed by the state.

That said. How does that make Cristina and her herd of criminals something to be thankful for?

I'm not a neo-liberal, but if you are able to add 2 + 2, you'd hate them too.

Face it. Peronism ended on July 1st. 1974. It will be 40 years soon. Are you still defending ideas that might had some sense in the early '50s? Do you still think that buying mail boxes and tramways is good business? What about snake oil?
17 axel arg (#) May 02nd, 2014 - 03:35 pm Report abuse
CABEZA DURA: I'll just tellyou that neather you, nor any other backward like you pays me nothing, because i work at a private institution, beside, respecting my lecture, i won't keep on wasting my time with peple like you, the day you learn to give arguments, intead of insults, i'll answer you again all you want, i don't tolerate reactionary people like you.
BUSHPILLOT-TARQUIN FIN: I respect your opinions, but i think that the reasons why people vote they way they do it, has different factors. As far as i'm concerned, i have never ignored the fact that there are denounces of corruption cases that involve c. f. k's government, in fact, i am not a defender neather of c. f. k's moral authority, nor any other functionary's, if justice finally determines that the president, or any other member of her caninet committed a corruption delit, i won't be there to defend what is unjustifiable. If i voted her in 2011, and if i have supported her government since 2010, is because according to my ideologies, despite the falencies of her administration, she made all she could in order to dismantle an unfair sistem, which provoked high leves of social exclution.
All she did was to dismantle a signifficant part of the neoliberal sistem implemented during the militar dictatorship, in fact, since she took office, the state could recover many of the enterpices that had been sold during the long years of neoliberalism, thats' why neoliberals hate her.
Anyway, i am not saying that arg. is norway or finland, i just say that despite all the serious problems that we still have, the social situation started improving since 2003, in fact, if arg. improved it's social situation just a little, or if nowadays it was even worse than what it was before 2003, like some people who hate kirchnerism often say, then after 11 years of kirchnerist government, we should have a signifficant exodus of argentines who leave the country, looking for a better future, as it used to happen for may years.
18 ChrisR (#) May 02nd, 2014 - 09:57 pm Report abuse
@ 17 axel arg
“we should have a signifficant (SIC) exodus of argentines who leave the country, looking for a better future, as it used to happen for may (SIC) years.

Well, you DO have a significant exodus and most of them are coming to Uruguay.

The MAJORITY of residency applications in Uruguay, over 50% presently, are Argentine families and I see them all the time.

Perhaps it’s TMBOA plan to assimilate Uruguay “back” as a province!

Yeah, like that will work.

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