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President Cristina Kirchner expected to resume activities Tuesday

Tuesday, May 10th 2011 - 10:16 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner surprised her closest staff as she decided to extend her weekend trip and stay in the family’s residence at El Calafate, Santa Cruz at least for Monday, thus postponing all activities scheduled for the beginning of the week. Read full article


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  • ed

    She knows -- Jaguar -- died !

    May 10th, 2011 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Out of interest, if CFK is re-elected and then retires through ill-health, who takes the reins? Or is there another election?

    May 10th, 2011 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    The Vice President takes over for the duration of the term of office, and is therefore eligable to stand for a further term of office - this is why I particularly don't want a certain Union Boss as her 'running mate'.

    Point of Information:
    Bi-Polar disorder is another description for Manic-Depression.

    “unlike ordinary mood swings, the mood changes of bipolar disorder are so intense that they interfere with your ability to function.

    During a manic episode, a person might impulsively quit a job, charge up huge amounts on credit cards, or feel rested after sleeping two hours.

    During a depressive episode, the same person might be too tired to get out of bed and full of self-loathing and hopelessness over being unemployed and in debt.”

    CFK's extended holiday may be depressively symptomatic - or she may just, on the spur of the moment, have decided to take an extended family holiday.

    After all, if she had gone back to work she would have had to have given all the the construction union workers 24%+'perks' - which is some 15% above the level of Argentinian inflation! ;-)

    PS. It has nothing to do with Schizophrenic Psychopathy - though both have Jekyll & Hyde behavioural traits.

    May 10th, 2011 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @ 3 Thank you for letting me know that. : )

    Mental illness is a very difficult subject with a lot of prejudice attached to it. I believe Winston Churchill suffered with depression. Didn't he call it 'The Black Dog'? I don't believe the voting public were aware of it whilst he was in office because mental illness had such a stigma attached to it then. Still does now to the extent that I don't think the UK would vote for a candidate with a known mental illness. Do you?

    I don't know that much about manic depression but I thought stress increased the episodes and that the medication is quite debilitating. It cannot be easy to cope with.

    May 10th, 2011 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    You two know very little about personal loss, obviously. All you know is what you read in this shit gossip magazine and it's pathetic.

    But go on, don't let me interrupt.

    May 11th, 2011 - 04:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    #5 - “personal loss”? B.S.! #3 has probably described the CFK condition nearly perfectly.

    May 11th, 2011 - 04:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    @6 she lost “the pinguino” that is what Martincho is referring to .....

    May 13th, 2011 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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