By Veronica Dalto |
Buenos Aires, (EFE).- Almost six months after the attack suffered at the gates of her house and in full exercise of her political leadership, the vice president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández, turns 70 this Sunday, an age that could allow her to escape from prison in the event that the sentence for corruption that was handed down against her last December is ratified.
“Cristina’s leadership remains vigorous on a base that is at a fairly constant level in historical terms: she is very firm in around 25/30%, the determined and most politicized Peronist segment, in which she has no internal competition and is the main computer vector”, explained to EFE the director of Communication of Analogías, Marina Acosta.
The unconditional love of his followers is the base of support to face a greater challenge: the legal cases that also involve the children he had with the late former president Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007): Máximo, 46, currently a deputy, and Florence, 32.
She has managed to be president twice (2007-2015), the first woman elected by the popular vote to be president and having won re-election with 54% of the votes in 2011, after being first lady, deputy and senator.
But this lawyer today faces the accusations in Justice with astute political moves, where she makes use of her recognized intelligence and the political centrality that she still maintains in public opinion.
Cristina Fernández assigns her judicial course to the so-called “lawfare” (judicial persecution).
“She is the leader on whom Argentine politics has gravitated for years. She has been at the highest level of exposure and conflict for more than fifteen years, almost since she assumed the Presidency in 2007, and that is not innocuous in terms of wear and tear. The attacks that she suffers from the corporate and judicial sphere are deteriorating her ”, explained Acosta.
Today she is the vice president, after surprising with the formula with Alberto Fernández to return to power, but towards the end of the mandate they represent opposing factions within the government coalition. Kirchnerism publicly criticizes the management -especially the program with the International Monetary Fund- and faces social discontent.
attack and justice
Cristina Fernández survived an attack on September 1, when a young man twice triggered a gun centimeters from her head without the bullet coming out, when the vice president was greeting the followers who had gathered at the door of her house in Buenos Aires to support her in the face of the imminent conviction.
For now, Justice has determined that the attack was perpetrated by a group of young people with no political affiliation and with a rather precarious organization, despite the vice president’s attempts to politicize the attack.
A court later sentenced her on December 6 for fraudulent administration to 6 years in prison and disqualification from holding public office in a case for irregularities in the concession of road works during the Kirchner governments, a ruling that she has decided to appeal.
This is just one of the accusations he faces in Justice; eventually, turning 70 will allow him to enjoy house arrest.
After learning of the sentence for corruption, Cristina Fernández said that she is the target of a “maneuver” to outlaw her politically and announced that she will not stand for the 2023 general elections.
An “operative outcry” for her to run for president not only materializes with posters on public roads that express “Proscription a damn! Cristina 2023 ”, but her followers adapted the song“ Muchachos ”, which was the banner of the Qatar 2022 World Cup for the Argentine soccer team.
Cristina Fernández is today embarked on demolishing the proclaimed intention of Alberto Fernández to seek re-election in open primaries of Peronism.
“Cristina is the leader who individually taken has the greatest intention to vote. The fact that the necessary votes are added to those of hers that allow rebuilding a majority will depend on the regeneration capacity of the Peronist movement,” Acosta explained.