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WTISD 2012 Laureate H.E. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner


​WTISD 2012 Laureate H.E. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina

Statement by Amado Boudou on behalf of the President of Argentina


 

kirchner.jpg Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was elected President of Argentina in October 2007 and took office on 10 December 2007. She was re-elected President of Argentina in October 2011. In 2005-2007, she represented the Province of Buenos Aires as National Senator and was Chairwoman of the Senate Constitutional Affairs Committee. Earlier, from 1997 to 2001, she was a Congresswoman, representing the Province of de Santa Cruz and Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Chamber of Deputies. From 2001 to 2005, she represented the Province of Santa Cruz as National Senator and from 2005 to 2007 she represented the Province of Buenos Aires.

Under her able leadership, telecommunication development has made great strides in Argentina. The National Telecommunication Plan, pushed by Executive Power through the Ministry of Federal Planning and Public Investment Services, has taken far-reaching steps to connect the people of Argentina to ICTs.


President Cristina Fernández has been a staunch supporter of the Movimiento Justicialista and committed to the defence of Human Rights.