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Her closest advisor Zannini was the main speaker at the rally celebrating 11 years of Kirchnerism Her closest advisor Zannini was the main speaker at the rally celebrating 11 years of Kirchnerism

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez faithful participated on Sunday in a major political rally to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of Nestor Kirchner's victory in the 27 April 2003 elections, but also to indicate how the incumbent Victory Front will be acting ahead of, and after the October 2015 presidential election, to ensure the Kirchner political legacy.

 One of the main speakers at the United and Organized rally, and probably the most significant, was Carlos Zannini, Legal and Technical Secretary of the Executive, whom together with Maximo Kirchner, (Kirchner's son) are the main advisors of President Cristina Fernandez.

Addressing the estimated 15.000 militants in closing the rally, at a closed auditorium, Zannini said “you must be the great questioners of all the presidential hopefuls” that crop up. “You are the only new faces in Argentine politics, all the others are repeated worn out characters”.

Remembering former president Kirchner, Zannini described him “as a pain in the a…for the corporations, lobbies and monopolies in Argentina. How could such a madman reach the main office in the country? Follow his example, fight for his legacy”.

Zannini then called on the militants to 'defend Cristina' who is “the target of the most furious attacks for what she is doing and because she is a woman” and emphasized “we must all defend her, united and organized, she's a great president”.

The attendance at the rally included Vice-president Amado Boudou; cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich; governors Daniel Scioli and Sergio Urribarri; Defense minister Agustín Rossi, a leader of the youth movement La Campora, lawmaker Andrés Larroque, members of Congress and other political chiefs.

Buenos Aires province governor Scioli emphasised that Argentina was perfectly placed to grow as a nation and continue to face the challenges ahead.
“[There are] unbeatable conditions for the new challenges that present themselves in Argentina,” the Victory Front politician signalled.

Cabinet chief Capitanich, meanwhile, hit out against critics of the Kirchnerite administration insisting that “it is no coincidence that those who tried to take governments to their knees so they would finish their terms” are against Kirchnerism.
“We are not looking towards the last 20 months of the end of an era, but rather the last 20 months of a government that has governed for 11 years,” he underlined.
“It must be very clear that the only leader of our movement is our beloved Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner”.

The path of a project based on social inclusion “is not easy”, but differently to “the opposition we know what we are fighting for and that is for the continuity of this project”, said Capitanich.

Ultra-K and leader of the youth movement La Campora, lawmaker Larroque said that “we are analyzing how we can consolidate all that was built along these years and how we can further advance”.

“When Nestor won the election in 2003 he took office with more unemployed than votes, but he changed history, and in 2012 on this anniversary Cristina called on all social sectors to debate a great national and popular project”

As to who will succeed Cristina Fernandez in December 2015, Larroque said that the issue of candidacies “is a later discussion”, since now “the objective is to consolidate the Victory Front”.

He added there's plenty of time to discuss candidates, what matters “is consolidating our political group. The more we consolidate, the stronger we will be; now our responsibility it how to solve the problems the people face”, underlined Larroque, who is second in command of La Campora, behind Maximo Kirchner.

According to Argentine political analysts the Cristina Fernandez strategy is for the Victory Front to have a strong representation in the next Congress, which is achievable and can help the Kirchner legacy, but equally important keep her and her closes advisors far away from the courts and the corruption charges.

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  • Mendoza Canadian

    Oh yes the K legacy. This country is going to hell in a hand basket...carried by cfk. And the gathering of the faithful is chaired by one of the biggest crooks in the country.

    Apr 28th, 2014 - 11:22 am 0
  • JollyGoodFun

    @1 - completely agree. I hope the crooks are arrested and their finances investigated. Cristina shod spend the rest of her life with her cronies in an Argentine prison unless she:

    A) gives back all the money stolen from the public coffers
    B) brings in the right support with the relevant competency to manage the Argentine economy.

    Argentina you need and deserve better than this. I hope she goes sooner than later and most importantly you elect a government than wants to engage with the world and especially the UK and FI as equals as we will only support you in achieving prosperity once again.

    Apr 28th, 2014 - 12:35 pm 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    Pain in the arsenal is right,and in the wallet.

    Apr 28th, 2014 - 12:41 pm 0
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