Argentina: Kirchner's Death Raises Questions About President Fernández
Marcela Valente,Upside Down World,30 October 2010
(IPS) - The death of former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007) Wednesday brought to an end the political partnership he formed with his wife, President Cristina Fernández. Now all eyes are on her. After he was elected with a mere 22 percent of the vote when his rival pulled out of the second round of the election, Kirchner set out to fulfill an agenda that included longstanding demands by a population impoverished by years of recession and the 2001 economic collapse, as well as demands by groups fighting the impunity surrounding the human rights crimes of the 1976-1983 dictatorship and the corruption of the armed forces and the judiciary.