Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday thanked former Spanish Prime Ministers for their support to resuming dialogue with the United Kingdom over the Falklands / Malvinas issue.
In anticipation of the coming Mercosur presidential summit, 16/17 December when Argentina will hand the rotating chair of the group to Brazil, and celebrate the 36th anniversary of the signing of the Foz de Iguazu Declaration, which set the foundations for Mercosur, big reception for some 300 guests was held at the Argentine embassy in Brasilia.
Argentine president Alberto Fernandez and his delegation are in Paris preparing for a full agenda on Wednesday which includes a working breakfast with French business leaders, a private meeting with his peer Emmanuel Macron and lunch at the Elysee Palace, and finally a conference at the prestigious French Political Science School.
Members from the opposition addressed a letter to President Cristina Fernandez recommending that in the coming UN General Assembly Argentina presents a resolution-draft calling for the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty claim to be discussed in the assembly and not at the Decolonization Committee or C24.
The superficialities and inconsistencies of the last Justicialista governments (Presidents Carlos Menem, Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez) have facilitated the consolidation of British presence in the South Atlantic and this will continue unless the Argentine political system agrees on a state policy regarding the recovery of the Malvinas Islands.
The 127 Argentine Lower House members who were elected in the 27 October midterm election took the oath of office during a ceremony in Congress on Wednesday which ensures the ruling coalition of President Cristina Fernandez the necessary votes for quorum and absolute majority.
Members of Argentina’s opposition expect the Socialist International meeting in Costa Rica to express solidarity with Argentina’s Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty claim and also call on the UK to begin negotiations.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández obtained over 54% of votes in the presidential elections, according to the definitive vote count released Thursday by Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo.
It’s a fact that the next Argentine government will see a significant gain in legislative benches in the coming October 23 election while the opposition is appealing to voters support to ensure a balanced congress since everybody admits Cristina Fernandez will be re-elected by a landslide.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, CFK, won a landslide support Sunday at the unified simultaneous national primaries having collected more votes than the rest of the presidential candidates for next October 23.