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Cristina Fernandez turns 61 and her militants celebrate on twitter and YouTube

Thursday, February 20th 2014 - 03:49 UTC
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The Argentine president will be 62 when she steps down from office in December 2015 The Argentine president will be 62 when she steps down from office in December 2015

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez turned 61 on Wednesday and celebrated the event at El Calafate, “her place in the world” as she calls the Patagonian resort, where she arrived last Friday to party with family and friends.

 In the rest of Argentina the Kirchnerite militants and followers celebrated in different ways, from graffiti in streets and walls to congratulations on Twitter, of which the Argentine president is a regular user. That is how hashtags such as FelizCumpleCFK and CristinaCumple rapidly became among the main issues in the microblogging web.

And the Kirchnerite youth could not be absent from the event and in a parody of “Games of the Throne”, her preferred television show, young militants sing happy birthday and the Peronist March, the hymn of the political movement that has dominated Argentine politics for the last seven decades and to which the current government is aligned or identifies as its source of inspiration.

The video was placed in YouTube by the Peronist Youth militants from Buenos Aires.

Cristina Fernandez is expected back in Buenos Aires on time on Thursday for a political rally in a suburb of Buenos Aires which should signal the return of the Argentine leader to the massive political displays in the province since the 2013 primaries.

According to media reports Cristina Fernandez advisors are planning one of these rallies every week so that the president regains the public exposure she enjoyed before having to undergo surgery last October, for the draining of cranium blood clots, and cardio vascular checks which forced her to a two-month long full rest and absence from all activities.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • Anglotino

    No time to actual govern, just political rallies.

    God forbid a president actually ran the country during an economic crisis.

    Feb 20th, 2014 - 04:12 am 0
  • willi1

    Let her be ill in peace but her be off the casa rosada!

    Feb 20th, 2014 - 07:30 am 0
  • falklandlad

    If ever the best moment could arrive, but its near to hanging up her boots time, and beating a “retreat”...
    Bring on the Kirchnerites; there is only one outcome of increasingly less acceptance, nationally and internationally, and a shorter pathway to capitualtion.
    Who will wager a de la Rua like exit from the Casa Rosada roof top?

    Feb 20th, 2014 - 09:11 am 0
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