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How will Cristina Fernandez react the day after, next October, faced with defeat?

Tuesday, June 4th 2013 - 05:01 UTC
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Former Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde expressed concern over the results of the coming mid-term elections next October fearing the reaction of President Cristina Fernandez if she loses the congressional majority. Read full article

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  • LEPRecon

    How will TMBOA react?

    Well 1st she'll suspend the upper and lower houses, assume complete control of the country, send her 'thugs' out to cause trouble on the streets, then impose a police state.

    She will then rewrite the constitution allowing her to do this, and apply it retrospectively.

    Either that or she'll have a hissy fit and have to go shopping in New York for more shoes while her people starve, living on less than 7 peso's a day.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 06:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    There's the possibility of a lame duck president?

    What the hell is she now?

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    2 Anglotino:
    A silly goose President?

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “how will she react to a defeat which looks solid next October.”

    Easy, she'll use the Falklands or blame someone else to divert attention from it.

    Standard Argentine procedure.

    She's done a first class job in awakening the Falkland MLA's from their hibernation only she's too stupid to realise the Genie's out of the bottle now.

    Never mind CFK, when the Falklands become independent one day, your future statue in Stanley will be known as “the mother of our independence.”

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I suspect that it will be 'handled' in a conclusive manner: 9mm in the back of the head.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    How much will her administration be able to cheat to keep their majority?

    Will they rough up the campaigns and people of the most popular opponents? Doesn't the government own most of the press? They will be throwing some pretty big, “get out the vote”, parties, right? Can't they lie about the final vote tallies? Is Jimmy Carter going to be an election monitor, or only Venezuelan and Ecuadoran intellectuals?

    Whoever the actual candidates are, the voters will be using their votes to tell CFK what they think. Midterms are always about the current leader.

    I don't know how Argentines think, but given the current state of their lives, how could CFK's party not get hammered in October?

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wangito

    Is he afraid to clearly and out-loud say that she is a total nut case and ego-maniac in an no ending ego trip. On the other hand he was the one who brought the Kirchners to power, so why do we have to believe that he will know better how to pull Argentina out of the mud?

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    Simple. She will start bashing the Legislative branch and talk about “democratizing” that too. Then she will create drafts of a bunch of stupid self-serving laws meant to “punish” the working class and make her rich.

    Then she will take a few sick days due to a spike in high blood pressure. Piss off investors, bad mouth other countries, etc. Ad nauseum.

    Her patterns have been well established. We know what to expect. I think she needs a Mussolini style retirement party.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    Maybe she will push tubby max into office and operate him like a sock puppet.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    This isn't going to help http://www.argentinaindependent.com/currentaffairs/newsfromargentina/supermarket-rationings-in-place/

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Yes, it is food rationing. What next?

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    11 ElaineB

    Regretabbly the population’s health failing and malnutrition in the children and in extreme, death.

    But TMBOA will not care and may blame the Brits: it wouldn’t have happened if the Falklands were repatriated.

    YES, I know they were NEVER theirs so cannot be repatriated.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    CFK will be driven into BK's arms, and all will be right again.

    :-)

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willi1

    wishful thinking of duhalde. i don´t believe that the ck-gang will be beaten. “the poor” are too many in arg. and they take profit of the malfunction of the so called government.

    Jun 05th, 2013 - 06:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @9
    “Maybe she will push tubby max into office and operate him like a sock puppet.”

    Demolition work would be needed on several offices to create a hangar sized office to accommodate his bulk.

    Do they manufacture pie dispensing machines, or would a conveyor belt direct from a food factory deliver the food 27/7 to his office?

    Jun 05th, 2013 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Duhalde has about as much chance of returning to office as his successor, (the dead) Nestor. Didn't he get about 1.2% at the last election?! He is totally discredited, strongly suspected of drug dealing, and the potted history of how he “made” Nestor presented here is highly selective; in fact Nestor was his last choice for keeping out Menem, with whom he had a personal feud. Hopefully the result will be a spur for further radicalism and opening up of the institutions from Cristinita, and as for #13 I'm confident she'll continue to have more serious political options than me =)

    Jun 13th, 2013 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    BK

    Is this the end of the thread??

    Kinda crept up on me.

    Nice “CCC” Cristina Closing Comment.

    At this point, the people will be looking hard for a replacement for Cristina, The Laughing Death Mask.

    They know that Kirchnerism is NOT working.

    Jun 13th, 2013 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    8 days late.

    I think her face might melt. But it's alright Cristina, La Campora will help people vote “correctly”.

    Jun 13th, 2013 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #17 Trying to work my way up, don't worry =) Sometimes I miss threads entirely, its a little thing called the real world that can get in the way...

    Jun 13th, 2013 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @BSK
    “its a little thing called the real world that can get in the way...”

    What would that be, the benefit police or the real police?

    Jun 13th, 2013 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    19BK.

    Thought you had a mgmt position at the Ministry of Truth ???

    Jun 13th, 2013 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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