Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
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37th Vice President of Argentina
Assumed office
10 December 2019
PresidentAlberto Fernández
Preceded byGabriela Michetti
55th President of Argentina
In office
10 December 2007 – 10 December 2015
Vice PresidentJulio Cobos (2007-2011)
Amado Boudou (2011-2015)
Preceded byNéstor Kirchner
Succeeded byMauricio Macri
First Lady of Argentina
In role
25 May 2003 – 10 December 2007
PresidentNéstor Kirchner
Preceded byHilda de Duhalde
Succeeded byNéstor Kirchner
(First Gentleman)
Member of the Senate of Argentina
In office
10 December 2017 – 10 December 2019
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
In office
10 December 2005 – 28 November 2007
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
In office
10 December 2001 – 9 December 2005
ConstituencySanta Cruz
In office
10 December 1995 – 3 December 1997
ConstituencySanta Cruz
Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina
In office
10 December 1997 – 9 December 2001
ConstituencySanta Cruz
Personal details
Cristina Elisabet Fernández

(1953-02-19) 19 February 1953 (age 69)
Tolosa, La Plata, Argentina
Political partyJusticialist
Other political
Front for Victory (2003–2017)
Citizen's Unity (2017–2019) Frente de Todos (2019 coalition) (2019-present)
Néstor Kirchner
(m. 1975; died 2010)
Children2, including Máximo
Alma materNational University of La Plata

Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner (February 19, 1953), also called Cristina Fernández, CFK or Cristina Kirchner, is an Argentine attorney and politician. She has been the Vice President of Argentina since 2019. She was the President of Argentina from 2007 to 2015. She was born in La Plata, Buenos Aires Province.[1][2] She is the daughter of Eduardo Fernandez ( of Spanish descent) a bus driver, and Ofelia Esther Wilhelm (of German descent).[3] She is a lawyer and she was married to former Argentinian president Néstor Kirchner from 1975 until his death in 2010.[4]

She was elected president in October 2007. She was re-elected to a second term in October 2011.

In October 2019, she was elected Vice President with Alberto Fernández as president.

Assassination attempt in 2022[change | change source]

On September 1, 2022, after 9:00 p.m., the Brazilian Fernando Andres Sabag Montiel attempted to assassinate Cristina Kirchner outside her home in the Recoleta neighborhood. He pointed a 380-caliber Bersa pistol at his head and fired the shot but the bullet did not come out, and he was subdued by security personnel. The Vice President of Argentina was unharmed. It happened when she was returning to her home and signing books.

References[change | change source]

  1. España, La Nueva. "Una «Evita» con sangre asturiana".
  2. "El lado gallego de Cristina Fernández - Carta de GaliciaCarta de Galicia". Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  3. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner profile[permanent dead link]
  4. (in Spanish) "Senadora Nacional Cristina E. Fernández de Kirchner". República Argentina. Retrieved 2008-09-08.
Cristina with husband Néstor in 2004.