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Cristina Fernandez on the campaign trail, expected to announce re-election bid next week

Friday, June 17th 2011 - 06:20 UTC
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In spite of the volcanic ash cloud that is still hovering over parts of Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner resumed a round of visits to provinces scheduled to hold elections in the next two weeks and in anticipation of what is considered her decision to bid for re-election next October. Read full article

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  • GeoffWard

    CFK has been actively campaigning for over a year now,
    do we really need to know her this-week's diary dates?

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    she will run, as we all knew she would, but this time she may have bitten of more than she can chew,
    sooner or later she will be put in her place,
    humiliation will be all hers, lol

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    After re-election she will retire due to ill-health in dramatic fashion. I could write the script.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    According to my sources (most of them are in jail by the way ..lol) is not a sure thing that either she will run or win the next election ....

    Duhalde anyone? Fuerza Chiche !! (and I'm not even a “Peronista”)

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    She should learn a lesson from her husband who seemed to think he was invincible and went back on the campaign trail within days of his heart surgery against all medical advice.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    but some women never learn, in her case she uses her charm and silliness to win arguments, but in the real world, you need more than good looks to win the day,
    And it still does not justify what Argentina did in the first place,

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    Today, if elections were held this Sunday in Argentina, Cristina win by 55% in the first round and second Biner Alfonsin or just come to 15%. This tendency increases with time.

    The Falklands conflict is not about Cristina Kirchner only it is more, transcends those in power in Argentina, and continue to claim any party that wins because it is a state policy.
    She has managed to grow global awareness of the conflict. Latin America supports the claims, both as MERCOSUR and UNASUR United Nations.
    It is a way of dealing together with economic and military aggression of the United States and Britain in 500 years of history.
    The main error of many is to underestimate the leadership of Christina, for being a woman in Argentina and Latin America when he has a remarkable consensus in their favor.
    It is the main figure of Peronism and has demonstrated a capacity to govern against unfavorable international economic crisis and Europe and the United States despite the bad press from CNN, BBC and related groups colonialism as Clarin and La Nacion.
    Defects to be overcome, but certainly their leadership and consistency in the fight against the endpoints of the dictatorship and the defense of sovereignty against foreign aggression. It is in vain Oyanta Umala, Dilma Rousseff, Rafael Correa and other South American presidents are referenced with her on various issues and even Barack Obama takes it as an example in nuclear disarmament policies without neglecting the domestic economic, for its plans social integration as the universal child allowance, Law on Media and the distribution of wealth against monopolies.
    Despite its flaws the town values ​​its management and is likely to win broadly.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    That she has a face that Argentines love and is good at PR does not make her a great President. She neglects the very people she claims to fight for using gimmicks to buy short-term popularity. A microwave for every home in the villas? What about job creation so people can earn their own money and self-esteem? It is the same tactic used by Evita Peron, handing out bicycles while stealing millions that could be spent on the long-term improvement of the lives of poor Argentines.

    The idea that CFK is a respected President is only in the minds of Christina and her followers. Now, Michelle Bachelet is a genuine role-model for women and has the respect she deserves.

    If CFK runs she is likely to be re-elected simply because there is no alternative.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    true !

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 04:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Michelle Bachelet - the previous President of Chile, and now a senior UN personage -
    is a genuine role-model for women and has the respect she deserves.

    And her worldwide role for the United Nations may help her to return to Presidency in the next election.

    Yes, she has shown both CFK and Lula how to operate effectively on the world stage.
    I hope Humala has a portfolio of her life and career track - he could do well by following in her footsteps for Peru.

    But you can take these horses to water - you can't make them drink.

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    u are very gossiby..
    u don't get to know in person neither CFK nor M.Bachelet and others...

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    Geo,

    Is time to get the tanks out !!! ...... oops I meant the dogs out. ;-)))))

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    The main error of many is to underestimate the leadership of Christina
    It seems to me , like she needs a break, why not give her a kit-kat
    it might help the plastic, so the islanders say .

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    3 ElaineB (#) - I think that you are almost completely correct; almost, because you should have said IF she wins.

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @14 Do you think she might not win? Interesting.

    If she counts the 'descamisados' as her core voters, what incentive does she have to improve their lives? If they started acquiring assets and moved into the middle classes, they may well change their political leanings. Just a thought.

    Jun 19th, 2011 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    If she wins Argentina will suffer the consequences.
    if she loses Argentina will get another chance.
    purely depends on your point of view .
    .

    Jun 19th, 2011 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    I think that there is a very good chance that she will not win. It will depend on what type of opposition she has; at this time nobody is solidified enough to give clear opposition. However, there is still more than three months before the election; things can change very fast in Argentina. Remember, Nestor got in with only about 20% of the votes.

    Jun 19th, 2011 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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