Is Argentina Ready for a Woman President?
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
We certainly hope so, because it has just elected one. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who happens to be the current first lady, managed to pull in more than 40 percent of the vote. In fact, the runner-up (with 23 percent of the vote) is also a woman. Not bad for Gaucho country.
Expect the inevitable comparisons to Hillary Clinton, who, as you may recall, was once the first lady of her own country and also aspires to be president.
Argentina’s current first lady, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has secured victory in the country’s presidential election.
With most of the ballots counted, Mrs Kirchner had an unassailable lead with 44.6% of the votes.
Her nearest rival, former lawmaker Elisa Carrio, has admitted defeat, trailing on 22.6% of the vote.