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Encyclopedia > Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Cristina Elisabeth Fernández (19 February 1953–) is an Argentine politician. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ...

She was born in 1953 in La Plata, capital of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a law degree from the Universidad de La Plata, where she met her future husband, Néstor Carlos Kirchner. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... La Plata is the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... Buenos Aires (Good Winds in Spanish, but more akin to Fair Winds, as in navigation) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest cities in South America. ... Néstor Carlos Kirchner (born 25 February 1950) is the current President of Argentina. ...

Fernández started her political career in the Montoneros faction of the Justicialist Party (a guerrilla sub-group) and was elected representative for the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in 1987. She was elected to the Senate in 1995 and was successively reelected in 1999 and 2003. The Movimiento Peronista Montonero was an Argentinian leftist guerrilla group, active during the 1970s. ... Categories: Politics stubs | Argentine political parties ...

Cristina provided the main backbone to her husband´s successful campaign for the presidency of Argentina in 2003. As First Lady, she has become an itinerant ambassador for her husband´s government. Her highly combative style of defending her husband´s policies polarises Argentinian politics (recalling the style of Eva Duarte de Perón) but seems to be appreciated by a large sector of society. A First Lady is the female spouse of an elected male head of state such as a president or governor. ... Evitas image appeared on a wide variety of products, including stamps, coins, postcards and calendars. ...

Currently, she is trying to position herself as head of her party´s list in Buenos Aires province in the coming October 2005 congressional elections.

External Links

  • Official Argentine Senate web site (in Spanish) (http://kirchner.senado.gov.ar)



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