President Cristina Kirchner waves to supporters during her re-election announcement (photo: dpa)

Geopolitics: Kirchner election bid puts emphasis on youth

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner has finally announced she will stand for re-election. But can the country’s first-elected woman president sustain her popularity for a second term given the country’s double-digit inflation and lack of concrete direction, asks GIS expert Dr Joseph S. Tulchin.

AT the last minute, just before the lists of candidates for the October elections were to close, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced she would stand for re-election.

It was no surprise. Neither was her vow to strengthen her leftist policies which have infuriated many business leaders and pushed farmers to organ...

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Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
It is notable that as she moves into her campaign, she is drawing her circle closer around her. Many expect her to win as she rides on a tide of popularity of 55 per cent.
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