Who is Cristina Fernández de Kirchner?
The transition from Néstor Kirchner to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was also the first time when a democratic head of state was replaced by his spouse, without involving the death of any of them. Néstor Kirchner stayed active in politics despite not being the president, and worked alongside Cristina Kirchner.
What was Cristina Kirchner’s political career?
Political career. Cristina Kirchner was elected deputy for the provincial legislature of Santa Cruz in 1989. The Justicialist Party (PJ), led by Carlos Menem, returned to the presidency in the 1989 general elections. She served as interim governor of Santa Cruz for a couple of days, after the impeachment of Ricardo del Val in 1990.
Where did Cristina Kirchner live in Argentina?
Born in La Plata, Buenos Aires Province, she studied law at the University of La Plata, and moved to Patagonia with her husband Néstor Kirchner upon graduation. She was elected to the provincial legislature; her husband was elected mayor of Río Gallegos.
What did Julio César Strassera say about Cristina Kirchner?
Julio César Strassera, prosecutor in the 1985 Trial of the Juntas against the military, criticized the Kirchners’ lack of legal actions against the military, and considered their later interest in the issue a form of hypocrisy. Cristina Kirchner was elected deputy for the provincial legislature of Santa Cruz in 1989.