BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, June 23, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez announced on Tuesday that she will seek re-election, ending months of speculation about her political plans, The China Post reported.
In a nationally televised address, Fernandez told the nation, “We are once again going to go submit ourselves” to the vote.
“I always knew what I had to do because I’ve always had a high sense of political responsibility and what must be done,” said Fernandez, who succeeded her late husband Nestor Kirchner in the presidency in 2007.
Polls indicate Fernandez lacks majority support in Argentina, but might easily win re-election in the Oct. 23 first-round vote against a divided opposition. (*)