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President Cristina Kirchner promises ‘to go for more’ as her popularity is on the rise

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on March 31, 2011

by Merco Press News, March 31st, 2011.

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said at a political rally that she’s not the leader of a government but the head of a political project with an agenda and a vision of Argentina, and anticipated she’s “going for more”.

“We’re going for more. We are not going to take one step back. We will never accept anything less than what we’ve obtained in all these years of work. Hope and faith have returned to all Argentines” said the Argentine leader moving closer to an official announcement she will be running for re-election next October.

The latest public opinion polls show that Cristina Fernandez political image is very strong among voters, well ahead of her potential rivals. According to Ipsos-Mora y Araújo poll, 65% of interviews described the presidential image as ‘very good’ or ‘good’. She was followed by Buenos Aires city major Conservative Mauricio Macri with a 30% positive image. Third ranked are Vice-president Julio Cleto Cobos, who has broken with Cristina Fernandez, and Ricardo Alfonsin, both with 27%.

The opinion poll interviewed 1.200 people in Argentina’s main urban centres.

Cristina Fernandez popularity soared last October following the death of her husband former president Nestor Kirchner, and contrary to some forecasts has remained strong.(continue reading… )



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