Former Argentine Head of State, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-2015), announced this Saturday that, in the face of the upcoming elections, she will join a ticket in which she will run for the presidency of the country, with her former chief of staff Alberto Fernández as a candidate for president.
“This formula we propose, I am convinced, is the one that best expresses what is needed in Argentina at this time to summon the broadest social and political and economic sectors as well, not only to win an election, but to govern,” said the current senator through a video on Twitter.
With this announcement months of conjecture end in the political spectrum and in the media about the political future of Fernandez and puts the main focus on the lawyer Alberto Fernandez, who was head of her Cabinet of Ministers and that of her husband, also Former President Néstor Kirchner, between 2003 and 2008.
Cristina Kirchner announced in a surprising way this Saturday morning that she will compete in the next Open and Mandatory Open Primary elections (PASO).
Alberto Fernández served as Chief of Cabinet of Ministers of Argentina, both during the presidency of Néstor Kirchner and that of Cristina Kirchner herself. At the moment, he heads the list of the party Citizen Unit.
Translated by: EF/JRE