Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Cristina Elisabeth Fernndez (born 19 February 1953) is a politician from La Plata, capital of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a Senator for Buenos Aires Province and the Argentine First Lady. She was officially confirmed as the ruling Front for Victory's candidate for the presidency of Argentina in
With the October 2007 elections approaching, Fernndez de Kirchner began to receive repeated indirect support from members of her party as a prospective presidential candidate.  Some political analysts hypothesized that Nstor Kirchner could forego reelection and support his wife, who could do the same for him after her term, thus solving the lame duck problem. Surveys showed that the First Lady would win the presidential election by a wide margin over all other representative candidates (except her husband himself).   On 1 July 2007, Chief of Cabinet Alberto Fernndez (who often acts as a spokesperson for the presidency) told the press that Fernndez de Kirchner would indeed be the presidential candidate, and that her campaign would be officially launched on 19 July.