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Re-re-election of Cristina Fernandez “not in government’s agenda”, says Scioli

Monday, July 22nd 2013 - 06:47 UTC
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Scioli and President Cristina Fernandez on the campaign trail Scioli and President Cristina Fernandez on the campaign trail

Re-re-election of President Cristina Fernandez is not in the government’s agenda, Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli affirmed in tune with the Argentine president’s most recent messages: “I am not eternal,’ she has been long insisting.

Scioli also stood clear of other political speculations for the 2015 general elections that have alleged to his own presidential ambitions: “When the general elections take place in two years, then the people will make a choice,” the governor told reporters.

However Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández broadened the electoral scenario for 2015 saying that “if conditions were set” the head of state would go for a third term in office.

“I can not speak for her but I do my own analysis. If conditions were set, she would repeat the term. She has a huge sense of responsibility,” Fernández told local news daily.

Meanwhile President Cristina Fernandez on the campaign trail for the mid term October elections led a rally in which she strongly defended the achievements of her administrations.

“Others say what they are going to do, we tell you what we have done; others comment, we do things,” Cristina Fernández said hitting hard on the opposition as the campaign trail took her to land in Argentina’s key electoral district, Buenos Aires province.

After inaugurating a maternity clinic that will carry the name of Estela de Carlotto -head of the world renowned human rights organization Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo as well as a firm supporter of the Kirchner administration, the President delivered a heated speech defending what the Victory Front has come to define as the “Won Decade.”

Joined by Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli, Lomas de Zamora Mayor Martín Insaurralde and Moreno Mayor Mariano West, the head of state questioned those who “come together but run away when the worst comes to the worst,” a clear message to the opposition alliances geared up for August's primaries.

“You will be proud of being a lawmaker of a government that will never ask you to cut salaries or to submit bills that seek amnesty laws for those who committed human rights abuses,” CFK told Insaurralde who will be running for a seat in parliament under the Victory Front ballot.

This was the second rally Cristina Fernández hosted on a weekend as the mid-term elections near and the battle for Parliament between the government and the opposition -especially with the recently launched Renewal Front coalition of Sergio Massa, once a cabinet chief during CFK's first term in office-, ramps up.

In a similar aggressive tone Kirchnerite lawmaker Diana Conti, a favourite to keep her seat for Buenos Aires province, called political rival Sergio Massa ”a product of marketing“, and also compared the Renewal Front leader to ”a hot dog that can be eaten with mayonnaise or mustard.“

”I like to use a hot dog metaphor: you are walking round the corner, you see it and maybe, even on a diet, you get tempted and you eat a hot dog with mayonnaise or mustard,“ Conti affirmed, comparing Massa unfavourably with Victory Front candidates who are part of ”a political project that has been running for 10 years.“

”The public has to see that, on one side, this is the Victory Front and on the other, there are lists of candidates, who do not know their own projects and you have to ask them what they want, we cannot let them cover up the fact that they want to go back towards an Argentina where only a few are comfortable and the rest do not matter“ underlined Conti.

She also said she was happy that Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli had entered the campaign supporting the Victory Front list. ”It gives us great joy to work with Daniel again, putting in his face, his shoulder, his body and his passion that this political project needs”.

In August all Argentine political parties must hold open and simultaneous primaries to decide on the candidates from mid October when half the Lower House and 24 Senate seats will be renewed.

Cristina Fernandez hopes to obtain a sufficient majority in Congress to ensure she has a commanding position in her last two years and does not become a lame duck.


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  • willi1

    “I am not eternal“ - but a big liar!

    when she means ”no“ it means ”yes“ or ”perhaps“ or ”i don´t know”.
    she is crazy. look at her youth and you know why.

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 07:43 am 0
  • Anglotino


    Cristina 2015!

    Pleeeeeeaaaaase Argentina don't let this opportunity pass. I'm deadly serious that she needs another term.

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 08:16 am 0
  • Captain Poppy

    man what are those three infamous lies that man are suppose to say:

    1-the check's in the mail
    2-I love you
    3- I won't C-M in your your mouth

    is this a fourth?

    Jul 22nd, 2013 - 09:12 am 0
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