May 21, 2013
CFK taps into emotions in La Matanza
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave a speech yesterday at a rally in La Matanza, Greater Buenos Aires, in which she made constant references to her late husband and predecessor Néstor Kirchner.
The event, whose original purpose was to deliver social housing to residents in the Almafuerte neighbourhood, San Justo, surprised onlookers due to its brevity: the President, who has in recent months given extensive speeches, spoke for just 15 minutes yesterday.
Accompanied by Vice-President Amado Boudou, Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli, Lieutenant-Governor Gabriel Mariotto and Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido, Fernández de Kirchner referred to her late husband by stating “I would like to enter history in order to find myself with (Néstor Kirchner), who will forever remain in the history of this country.”
“Although we are often despised and insulted, this does not have to matter to us,” said the President, referring to a video of him shown at the start of the event by stating “when I see him now, I realize that all he did was worth it.”
Fernández de Kirchner also called on Argentines to “be united to achieve a better country” and asked for prayers for the former president “so that he may be calm and at peace, because in this life he worked, suffered, fought and died.”
“When one sees how he worked one understands what happened to him. When I see others, happy and relaxed, I don’t get envious, but I do realize that there can have been no other end but that which happened. I think that at the root he know this, which was why he didn’t care, why he lived as he wanted and how he felt until his final day,” said the President.
Fernández de Kirchner stated that “923 houses had been built, over 150 were being built and a further 150 will be built.”
Herald with DyN, Ambito.com