Cristina Kirchner

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(Wikipedia) - Cristina Fernández de Kirchner   (Redirected from Cristina Kirchner) This name uses Argentine naming customs. The paternal family name is Fernández and the husband''s family name is Kirchner.
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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner President of Argentina Vice President Preceded by First Lady of Argentina President Preceded by Succeeded by National Senator of Argentina Constituency Constituency Constituency National Deputy of Argentina Constituency Personal details Born Political party Other political affiliations Spouse(s) Children Religion Signature Website
Incumbent
Assumed office 10 December 2007
Julio Cobos Amado Boudou
Néstor Kirchner
In office 25 May 2003 – 10 December 2007
Néstor Kirchner
Hilda de Duhalde
Néstor Kirchner
In office 10 December 2005 – 28 November 2007
Buenos Aires
In office 10 December 2001 – 9 December 2005
Santa Cruz
In office 10 December 1995 – 3 December 1997
Santa Cruz
In office 10 December 1997 – 9 December 2001
Santa Cruz
Cristina Elisabet Fernández (1953-02-19) 19 February 1953 (age 61) La Plata, Argentina
Justicialist Party
Front for Victory (2003–present)
Néstor Kirchner (1975–2010) (his death)
Máximo (born 1977) Florencia (born 1990)
Roman Catholicism
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Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner (Spanish pronunciation:  ( listen); born 19 February 1953), known as Cristina Kirchner and often referred to by her initials CFK, is the 52nd and current President of Argentina and widow of former president Néstor Kirchner. She is the second woman to serve as President of Argentina (after Isabel Martínez de Perón, 1974–1976), the first directly elected female president and the first woman re-elected. A Justicialist, Fernández served one term as National Deputy and three terms as National Senator for both Santa Cruz and Buenos Aires provinces.

A native of La Plata, Buenos Aires Province, Fernández is a graduate of the National University of La Plata. She met her husband during her studies, and they moved to Santa Cruz to work as lawyers. In May 1991, she was elected to the provincial legislature. Between 1995 and 2007, she was repeatedly elected to the Argentine National Congress, both as a National Deputy and National Senator. During Kirchner''s presidency (2003–2007) she acted as First Lady. Fernández was chosen as the Front for Victory presidential candidate in 2007.

In the October 2007 general election she obtained 45.3% of the vote and a 22% lead over her nearest rival, avoiding a runoff election. She was inaugurated on 10 December 2007, and was re-elected to a second term in the first round of the October 2011 general election, with 54.1% and 37.3% over the next candidate, Hermes Binner. Critics of Kirchner''s administration have charged it with corruption, crony capitalism, falsification of public statistics, harassment of Argentina''s independent media and use of the tax agency as a censorship tool.

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