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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 11:30 PM
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First Lady to launch campaign to succeed husband as President ...
... of Argentina.



Profile: Argentina's powerful First Lady
By Max Seitz
BBC Mundo, Buenos Aires

Argentina's First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has often been described as a strong-willed woman, obsessed with her image.

But she is more than that, and has developed into a political figure with influence throughout Argentina.

Now her ability to position herself at the centre of power has seen her become the candidate of the governing party in October's presidential election.

Cristina, as the majority of Argentines call her, is a politician with a long track-record, a record many say has facilitated the political rise of her husband, Argentine President Nestor Kirchner.
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But what is certain is that if she wins October's election, she will become the first female president elected by popular vote in Argentina.


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more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6260752.stm
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 11:31 PM
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1. I almost had a friggin heart attack.....
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 11:34 PM
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2. I know; I'm evil.
:evil grin:
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 11:56 PM
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5. yes you are - my heart stopped.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 11:35 PM
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3. Is she a Lefty or is she a Righty?
nt
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 11:45 PM
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4. good one
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padia Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:19 AM
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6. it appears to be a lefty
the peronist movement is a socialist/justice focusing on womens & poverty issues
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