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Cristina Fernandez is falling back, but with great power and plans to return in 2019, says Fraga

Friday, October 23rd 2015 - 07:02 UTC
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President Cristina Fernandez is falling back ahead of Sunday's election, but with great power, and she has the intention of returning to office in the next presidential elections, 2019, said the political analyst and columnist Rosendo Fraga regarding the current political scenario in Argentina. On Sunday Argentines will be electing president, half the Lower House a third of Senate seats, governorships and for the first time Mercosur parliament representatives. Read full article


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  • Frank

    Back in four years?
    That didn't work out too well for Nestor..

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 07:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    She's been learning from nice Mr Putin, have a stand-in to keep the seat warm, take a back seat for a while and then return.

    Is she really the best that Argentine politics has to offer?

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Newly coined word...
    A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    TheMadOldBitchOfArgentina TMOBOA, has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?

    I imagine by now she's coked up to her brain cells and things will only get worse.

    Love to see her back though to carry on with yet another “won decade”.


    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Theres a film that illustrates this perfectly, its called 'Idiocracy'

    This is where Argentina is heading.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    “Falling back.” What an insidious headline that includes the word “falling.”
    Cristina is not “falling.” Period. She ends her second and last term in office as a fully functional president, in spite of numerous attempts to 'soft coup' launched by the real, shadowy powers that still fester in Argentina.
    Let's now wait for the popular verdict.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    If scioli wins he will need to round all the K's up on his first day and lock them up.
    Or expect him to have an accident like Nismans.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #7 Klingon
    Please illuminate us on what happened to Nisman.
    Perhaps you know something most of us poor common mortals ignore.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman


    Based on the fascist concepts peronists have about power, CFK is falling and not simply ending her last term.

    As Ms Fernández Meijide told the press “she must be very upset. After years of working and effors to get more, and more, power, she finally was not able to modify the National Constitution for another term. All what she did was in vain. She must be very upset !” I consider Ms. Fernández Meijide one of the persons with highest moral authority in Argentina.

    She was not able to modify the National Constitution as she confesed the media. she wished. For fascist/peronist a republican constitution is a problem and an obstacle instead of a benefit.

    @8 Don't tell me that you don't know about Nisman?

    HE WAS MURDERED as CFK recognized !!!!

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    @8 Enrique

    Don't keep your hopes up for Scioli. He might indeed become the next president in November but the so called “project” will certainly undergo massive changes.
    It is no secret that Scioli doesn't want Anibal in the province. The word on the streets is that Scioli's closest collaborators have been covertly engaged in a town by town campaign to make Maria Eugenia Vidal the next BA governor.

    After all, we'll be looking at a very interesting scenario in which the “Opo” will be effectively ruling with Macri and Massa taking the back-seat and supporting Scioli through congress.

    Randazzo was right. The project has become one-handed.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Who cares.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Some lines stolen from a public letter written for a well known journalist by the name of Mario Markic:

    ”You (CFK) won't be able to modelate the life or behavior of the argentines any longer. You might be able to change things in your life, or close to you,. You might be able to change some small things in your place in the world, the place where you would choose to live. You may be able to influence the layout of your garden. But your revolution will have its limits. The limits of your home and garden.

    Because, my lady, you will be a common and regular person, as it is said.

    The key word in this looming time is “ex”. You, my lady, will be an ex- with all that this means and connotes, because power will belong to another person.

    It is inevitable, but that's the power: syrup and bitterness. As an “ex” you will live in memories.

    Not even thing about a “Cristina part 2”. Everything I forgotten fast. And for some people going back to be a regular person is extremely hard. For some people it is harder than for others. It depends on how power was ruled.

    With all my humility, I would not like to be in your shoes Mrs. President”

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Oh, I am sure she will enjoy spending some of the money she stole. She has also built a team of parasite yes-men in her home town so I am sure they will make her feel special - providing she keeps paying them.

    Enrique is so ill-informed about the country he claims to love.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Now why is MP NOT reporting on Venezuelan elections. Most of all the are only allowing certain countries to monitor the orogress. Argentina recused itself from monitoring the charade the are calling elections. One would have thought this would make the MP news.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 11:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #10 Tarquin Fin
    I agree. There is a risk of significant changes if Daniel Scioli becomes president. Randazzo may have been right.
    However, keeping democracy alive is a day-to-day struggle and citizens must remain active after Election Day to ensure the new government fulfill its promises.
    I hope for a good outcome in spite of all the unknowns.

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    I hope she does, of course. With Juliana di Tulio as VP - what, after centuries of all male tickets you'll demand gender balance now ;) And from the perspective of her return, it almost doesn't matter who gets the job now - a Medvedev or a Pinera. But from the perspective of ordinary people it matters very much that Scioli wins, not because he's ideal, not because I've been raving about him on here when you'll have noticed I a haven't (too busy bringing the British Labour Party back to life with JC, a leader Cristina alone of all heads of state in the world took time to congratulate and who once told me and an Argentine friend he was “a Latin America solidarity guy” =) ) but because, unlike Corbyn or Cristina who are great, he's clearly the least worst serious candidate. And with Zanini as VP, a non-Peronist K like myself, and having become Cristina's candidate by default (although Randazzo was politically better and Kicillof should have joined the fray imho) it will be A LOT harder for him to cut a deal with the vultures. If Macri wins he could call it a mandate to impose Greek style austerity; if Scioli wins he'll either not do so, or risk being turfed out for such an egregious betrayal. So God speed tomorrow Danny - and I'll be spending election day in the most appropriate way I can, at the Scottish Latin America conference in the Glasgow STUC =)

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 16 British_Kirchnerist

    La Camping-it-up got you “out of the cupboard” I see, just in time for the elections!

    Or are you a puppet of LUNATIC?

    And WTF is a “Scottish Latin America conference” all about? Thinking of going to bolster the argie Welsh are you?

    Pathetic troll.

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    @17 Chris

    'Scottish Latin America conference'

    Organised by the Scottish Venezuelan Solidarity Campaign along with the
    Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

    No more need be said.

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    BK has returned...did he do his time?

    Does anyone recall his lusty ramblings with regard to Asslips Kirchner?

    Scioli is more like Macri than Kirchner. They have been rumblings that Scioli word morph from Kirchner. With the victory party poised to lose the house, they may very lose control of Scioli, but only time will tell.

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Four years. Plenty of time for someone intelligent to put a bullet through her head. An argie patriot tired of her lies and corruption. A Royal Marine. A British Guardsman. A Special Air Service trooper. A Corporal of Horse. I see BK claims action on behalf of Corbyn. Pity he's going to die. No-one needs a BK. Stand up, boy, spread your arms wide, feel the .50 cal punch straight through.

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin


    Well, we might have been dumb. So far, late tonight, it looks that we've become just a little bit less dumb.

    I just feel great. Kick'em out without resorting to violence. Thank God this country has learned that lesson once and for all.

    Balottagge for the precidency. BA province changing hands after 28 years of obscure peronist maneuvers in the dark.

    God bless Argentina!!

    Oct 26th, 2015 - 04:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    Suck it up, CFK.

    You are nothing but a psycho, evil person. You lead a gang of corrupts.

    Oct 26th, 2015 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Fingers crossed for a MACRI victory on the second round!

    I will be able to hear the screaming from the pink whorehouse anytime soon.

    Oct 26th, 2015 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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