Argentina's First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has become the first elected woman president of the country in what seems a landslide victory and with no need for a run off, according to exit polls and the first official results.
The Argentine presidential calendar will remember 2007 for several events: the 53rd president is the first elected woman to reach the highest office, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and possibly the only country in the world where a husband (President Nestor Kirchner) hands over the blue and white sash to his wife.
Elected Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner should face no obstacles with Executive initiatives in Congress according to the results of her windfall victory which consolidated the government's grip on the Senate and now becomes extensive to the Lower House.
Argentina's First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is set to win Sunday's presidential election according to all the public opinion polls published in the Buenos Aires media a few hours before the two days ban on political campaigning becomes effective.
It's electoral time and Argentina's government spending has reached a 24% of GDP, which is considered a record and several points ahead of the vilified administration of former president Carlos Menem, 21% at its peak, and who has been blamed for much of Argentina's recent shortcomings, points out the Buenos Aires press.
Financial investors feel disappointed with President Nestor Kirchner's administration and are demanding fiscal and monetary policies corrections to dominate inflation and ensure sustained growth before they begin to consider putting money into Argentina's sovereign bonds at reasonable rates.
Cristina Kirchner the leading candidate for Argentina Sunday's presidential election, during these last four years, as well as her husband President Nestor Kirchner has avoided contact with the Argentine press but this last week she has been particularly loquacious.
With only a few hours left for Sunday's Argentine presidential election First Lady and incumbent candidate Cristina Kirchner talked about one of the controversial issues of the campaign which is also a daily challenge for Argentines pockets: the consumer price index and inflation.
Argentina has the lowest domestic air rates in Latinamerica and the Caribbean according to the latest report from American Express Business Travel Monitor released this week. Argentina's air rates are also among the cheapest in the inter-regional and international flights to United States and Europe says the report which monitored rates during the first six months of this year.
A federal judge charged former Argentine president Fernando de la Rua with five counts of manslaughter Tuesday in connection with bloody street riots in December 2001 when his administration collapsed plunging Argentina to its most serious economic meltdown in recent times.