Cristina Fernandez

Former Argentine president Cristina Fernández plans to run against Macri in 2019 elections

The former president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is planning to run again in the 2019 presidential elections to take on Mauricio Macri.

Fernández, who was president of the South American country from 2007 to 2015, has not formally announced herself as candidate but two sources close to the former leader disclosed her intentions to Reuters.

The two sources said that Fernández aims to focus on boosting consumer purchasing power, a stark contrast to Macri’s austerity strategy which has affected his ratings in the country.

Fernández was last year accused of her administration accepting bribes from construction companies in exchange for public works contracts. She has denied the charges and since she is a senator she has immunity from arrest, but not from prosecution.

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