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Jul 5, 2011

Key political risks to watch in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, July 5 (Reuters) – President Cristina
Fernandez is seeking re-election and polls show she could take
victory in the first round on Oct. 23, helped by brisk economic
growth and the absence of a strong opposition challenger.

Fernandez ended months of speculation in June by confirming
she will run for a second four-year term, vowing to deepen the
leftist policies that have infuriated many business leaders and
farmers in Argentina, Latin America’s No. 3 economy.
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Jun 25, 2011

Argentine leader picks Boudou as running mate

BUENOS AIRES, June 25 (Reuters) – Argentine President
Cristina Fernandez said on Saturday Economy Minister Amado
Boudou would be her running mate for an Oct. 23 election that
opinion polls suggest she could win easily.

Boudou, appointed as economy minister in July 2009, has
emerged as one of Fernandez’s most loyal cabinet ministers. In
his previous job as head of the state pensions body, he won her
trust when she nationalized private pension funds in 2008.

Jun 24, 2011

Argentine heirs hope DNA test ends identity fight

BUENOS AIRES, June 24 (Reuters) – The adopted children of
one of Argentina’s wealthiest women came forward to give blood
samples on Friday, hoping to quell suspicions they were stolen
as babies from murdered political prisoners during military
rule.

A 10-year battle by human rights activists to analyze DNA
samples from the Noble Herrera siblings, whose mother owns
Argentina’s Grupo Clarin (CLA.BA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) media empire, has become
increasingly politicized in recent years.

Jun 22, 2011

Analysis: Argentina president may face stormy second term

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Signs of strain in Argentina’s prolonged economic boom point to a turbulent second term for President Cristina Fernandez in the likely event she wins re-election in October.

Fernandez has a lead of at least 20 points over opposition challengers in most polls. That suggests she could secure another four-year term in a first round on October 23 as voters credit her with one of Latin America’s fastest rates of economic growth.

Jun 6, 2011

Contenders for Argentina’s presidential election

BUENOS AIRES, June 6 (Reuters) – Argentine President
Cristina Fernandez has a comfortable lead in opinion polls less
than five months before the presidential election in October
and looks ready to announce her candidacy in late June.

Under a new law that sets primary elections for August,
politicians have until June 25 to register as candidates.

Jun 1, 2011

Key political risks to watch in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, June 1 (Reuters) – Argentine President
Cristina Fernandez is far ahead in the polls five months before
a presidential election, her position boosted by brisk economic
growth and the absence of a strong opposition challenger.

Candidates have until June 25 to register for compulsory
primaries ahead of the Oct. 23 election, and the center-left
leader will likely keep voters guessing about whether she will
run until the last minute. [ID:nN30241693]

May 10, 2011

Special Report: Widowhood, Peron nostalgia, Argentine politics

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Still dressed in black six months after her husband’s death, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has a heavy burden to bear.

Fernandez, who succeeded her husband Nestor Kirchner as president four years ago, carries the hopes of die-hard supporters who want her to run in October’s presidential election and deepen the leftist reforms he began.

May 10, 2011

Widowhood, Peron nostalgia and Argentine politics

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Still dressed in black six months after her husband’s death, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has a heavy burden to bear.

Fernandez, who succeeded her husband Nestor Kirchner as president four years ago, carries the hopes of die-hard supporters who want her to run in October’s presidential election and deepen the leftist reforms he began.

Apr 27, 2011

Possible contenders for Argentina’s Oct. election

BUENOS AIRES, April 27 (Reuters) – Argentine President
Cristina Fernandez has a wide lead in the polls, but she is
keeping the country guessing as to whether she will seek
re-election in presidential elections six months away.

Candidacies are often announced at the last minute in
Argentina and Fernandez is widely expected to be the ruling
party’s candidate in the Oct. 23 vote.

Apr 27, 2011

Argentina’s presidential election race

BUENOS AIRES, April 27 (Reuters) – Argentine President
Cristina Fernandez has a huge lead in the polls six months from
a presidential election in which she is widely expected to seek
a second term in office.

No one has emerged as a strong potential challenger and
opposition efforts are intensifying to forge alliances that
could have a chance of beating her on Oct 23. For a factbox of
leading opposition candidates, click on [ID:nN26275249].

    • About Helen

      "Based in Argentina, I help lead our coverage of the southern cone, from politics to agriculture. My career with Reuters began in London in 2001 and I have reported from many Latin American countries including Bolivia, Cuba and Mexico."
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