Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner (Spaingie pronunciation: [kɾisˈtina eˈlisaβet ferˈnandes ðe ˈkiɾʃneɾ]; born 19 February 1953), commonly kent as Cristina Fernández or Cristina Kirchner,[2] wis the 55t Preses o Argentinae frae 2007 tae 2015 an the widow o umwhile Preses Néstor Kirchner. She is Argentinae's first electit female preses, the seicont female preses iver tae serve (efter Isabel Martínez de Perón, 1974–1976) an the first wumman iver reelectit. A Juisticialist, Fernández servit ane term as Naitional Deputy an three terms as National Senator for baith Santa Cruz an Buenos Aires Provinces.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preses o Argentinae
In office
10 Dizember 2007 – 9 Dizember 2015
Vice PresesJulio Cobos (2007-2011)
Amado Boudou (2011-)
Precedit biNéstor Kirchner
Succeedit biMauricio Macri
Naitional Senator
for Buenos Aires Province
In office
10 Dizember 2005 – 28 November 2007
Naitional Senator
for Santa Cruz
In office
10 Dizember 2001 – 9 Dizember 2005
In office
10 Dizember 1995 – 3 Dizember 1997
Naitional Deputy
for Santa Cruz
In office
10 Dizember 1997 – 9 Dizember 2001
Personal details
BornCristina Elisabet Fernández
(1953-02-19) 19 Februar 1953 (age 71)
La Plata, Argentinae[1]
Poleetical pairtyFront for Victory
Justicialist Party
Spoose(s)Néstor Kirchner (1950–2010)
Alma materNaitional University o La Plata
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

A native o La Plata, Buenos Aires, Fernández is a graduate o the Naitional University o La Plata. She met her husband durin her studies, an they muivit tae Santa Cruz tae wirk as lawyers. In Mey 1991, she wis electit tae the provincial legislatur. Atween 1995 an 2007, she wis repeatedly electit tae the Argentine Naitional Congress, baith as a Naitional Deputy an Naitional Senator. Durin Kirchner's presidency (2003–2007) she actit as First Lady. Fernández wis chosen as the Front for Victory presidential candidate in 2007.

In the October 2007 general election she obtained 45.3% o the vote an a 22% lead ower her nearest rival, avoidin the need for a runaff. She wis inauguratit on 10 December 2007, an wis reelectit tae a seicont term in the first roond o the October 2011 general election, wi 54.1% an 37.3% ower the seicont candidate. As a First Lady, an later Preses, she haes become a fashion icon for weemen an a notable advocate for human richts, poverty awareness and health improvement. Durin her presidency she haes been an ootspoken promoter o Argentinae's claim tae sovereignty o the Falkland Islands an aw.


  1. Presidency of the Argentine Nation. "The President Biography" (in Spanish). Archived frae the original on 19 Juin 2009. Retrieved 3 Apryle 2009.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. She is variously kent as CFK, Cristina K, Kristina, Señora K / Sra. K (Mrs. K) or simply Cristina an aw.