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December 11, 2007

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is Argentina's new president.

Argentina's Fernandez Succeeds Husband As President

Buenos Aires, Dec. 10 (Reuters) - Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner took office as Argentina's first elected female president on Monday in a rare husband-to-wife handover Argentines hope will sustain an historic economic boom.

Fernandez, a former first lady and senator, began a 4-year term promising to continue the policies of her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner, who presided over a dramatic recovery in South America's second-biggest economy. [more]

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at December 11, 2007 07:00 PM

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