The Bill and Hillary of Argentina

An interesting thing is happening today in Argentine politics. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is taking office as president of Argentina after her husband served only one term. Like the US, Argentina has a term limit of two terms. Not wanting to become a lame duck in his second term, Nestor Kirchner handed over power to his wife with the idea that she would serve one term, then he and then her again. He maintained very high approval ratings and left office beloved by his country.

We are watching it on tv right now, but have been down to La Casa Rosada (“The Pink House”) the last 2 days. It was exciting to see all of the preparations being made for the ceremony. We were going to attend the actual parade, but opted to stay out of the heat and the crowds.


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