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Friday December 27, 2013

Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez Rules Out Bid for Third Term

Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez Rules Out Bid for Third Term

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Thursday she will not seek any political office in 2015, when her second and final term as head of state ends.

“There is no possibility of ‘Cristina 2015’ for any elective office,” she told official news agency Telam a day after a lawmaker with her Front for Victory coalition suggested otherwise.

Fernandez “will continue in politics and will be candidate” at the end of her second term, legislator Carlos Kunkel said Wednesday.

The governing coalition fared badly in the Oct. 27 congressional elections, though it received the most votes overall and retained a narrow majority in Congress.

With a smaller majority, the Front for Victory would have little chance of passing a constitutional amendment to allow Fernandez to run for a third consecutive term, assuming the 60-year-old president had a desire to stay on.

Fernandez, whose husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner, died three years ago of a heart attack, was out of commission for 40 days in October and November after undergoing surgery to drain blood from her skull.

The pool of blood was detected about six weeks after the president injured her head in a fall.

Fernandez is spending the holidays at her home in the distant southern province of Santa Cruz.


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