International Reports

Argentina after the elections

by Bernd Löhmann

President Kirchner embarks on her second term of office with a strengthened mandate

With the the general election in October 2011, Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been confirmed in office. In the concurrent congressional elections, at which half the seats in the Chamber of Deputies and a third of the seats in the Senate were up for renewal, the Peronist election platform “Frente para la Victoria” (FPV) that backs her also emerged victorious. As the 2011 elections clearly showed, Peronism remains by far the most important political force in Argentina.