Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will resume her presidential activities on Monday and will travel to Córdoba province to head a rally on Tuesday. Córdoba Governor Juan Schiaretti confirmed the presence of the Head of State at the Renault local plant for the presentation of a new car.
With the passing of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner, The Economist forecasts “the end of an era”. The president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is widowed, politically as well as personally, so what happens now, asks The Economist.
Argentine Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “will rapidly return to work” (most probably next Monday) and added that governors and mayors from all the country “have the responsibility of supporting her” for the future of her administration
The coffin carrying the remains of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner was buried late Friday at the family’s pantheon in his home town of Rio Gallegos in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, where he died last Wednesday following a massive heart attack.
Former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner's funeral service is to continue until 10:00am Friday, the time at which his remains will be transferred to Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz province, Patagonia where the burial is set to take place. Kirchner is to be buried at the local cemetery and the family will hold a private ceremony.
The government of the People's Republic of China expressed on Thursday the Asian nation's sorrow for the loss of former president Néstor Kirchner.
South American Presidents of Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and Paraguay met Thursday at the wake of former Argentine president Néstor Kirchner, where they expressed their condolences to widow and current Head of State Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman anticipated that Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will be again president of all Argentines, although admitting that the decision to be or not to be a candidate “rests on her”.
Argentine bonds posted big gains and stocks hit a new record high Thursday as markets anticipated a more business-friendly environment following the death of former president Nestor Kirchner.
The disappearance of Nestor Kirchner generates multiple uncertainties and signals for the first time in Argentine history that the absence of someone who is not the president can cause such a situation and so many questions, writes Rosendo Fraga, Argentine historian and political commentator.