She won the election with the vote of the lower class -which of course is most of Argentina's society-, mostly buying it with small money.
The middle & higher class voted either for Elisa Carrió or Roberto Lavagna, who are much more capable of running a clean presidence. It's just disgusting the way they their power to shut anything negative about their decisions.
That is true, I also voted Elisa Carrió.
But the lower classes, who really need a change in the country, voted for her because they follow the Perón-evita party no matter what happens.
For example, she obtained 72.33% votes in Formosa, (the most poor province, next to the Paraguay border) where children and people are starving.
Can you believe a person dying of hunger in a country that produces (and exports) so many food? This people really need a different goverment.
Well, the rumour I heard from my friends that still live in Argentina is that Kirchner was linked to montoneros, the terrorist group that terrorized the country (with other groups) in the 70s. They weren't as bad as the ERP (Ejercito Revolucionario del Pueblo, People's revolutionary army in English) but the ERP was confined to the North while Montoneros were a urban guerrilla.
Apparently numerous elements of Montoneros are part of the Kirchner's goverment, I can't think it will be any different with his wife, she might be more outspoken, better looking but there isn't really any difference.
That is true.
Get the country back on track, spending less on plastic surgery (which is rampant in Argentina),
and a little more on fixing the economic system.
We have inflation back since last year, but when we can see around that goods and stuff has risen about 20% - 30% officially they claim we have 0,6% inflation per month. They lie to us, the press tell the people "they are lying" and that´s why she lost in Buenos Aires city, where most of the people has university acces and not-so-low- live conditions. Buenos Aires can´t be bought, same than the most important cities like Rosario, Mar del Plata, La Plata, Córdoba, all the places where Cristina Kirchner was defeated
The gabinet chief (who is sord of like the ministers chief) came out today complaining about how voters in Buenos Aires couldn't "committ to the same project as the rest of the country" and criticized for "voting like they're part of an island", because Kirchner only got 25% of the votes here, falling way behind Carrió, who came out first with almost 37%.
The thing is that Kirchner didn't win, or won with a lower percentage on urban centers, mostly because people there usually have a higher education level than those in the poorer areas of the country. Statistically, 70% of the middle class rejects the current government. But as usual, the winner got to that place with the support of the lower class, which tends to be very manipulable, in the sense that they'll vote for anyone who offers them a meal -and I'm not kidding, that's what it takes in most cases-.
Exactly, that´s what I said.
And in most cases what happened was simply that people took all of the opposition's papers so that no one could put them inside the envelope in which you vote.
History tends to repeat itself in Argentina, and I can see where this is going.
Last president we had who wasn't from the PJ -the most popular party- was taken down in 2001 mostly because of the lack of support he had in the lower class, in a riot that was organized by the PJ.
Funny how she won even though she didn't want to engage in policy debates.
That´s why she was sure to win.
She also refused invitations to TV and Radio programs where all the other candidates accepted to go and answer people questiions (for example "Magdalena Tempranisimo" in Radio Continental, all of them come to the program).
In fact, she and our current president, never speak to the press
And the press is people´s ears, eyes and mouth.