May 22, 2013
CFK announces she will be seeking reelection
Four days before reaching the deadline for registering presidential candidacies, the President confirmed that she would seek reelection next October, announcing that she wants to become “a bridge between the older and the newer generations.”
After the confirmation of her wishes to run again, now the lingering question is running mate, whose identity remains covered by a veil of secrecy.
Speaking in front of government officials, actors, lawmakers and political leaders who gave her a standing ovation, Fernández de Kirchner confirmed that “she would have preferred to make the announcement on a date closer to the deadline, but we’re here now and once again, we will be facing the popular will.”
The Head of State pointed out that she didn’t make the announcement before out of respect for “a political and institutional responsibility,” but she stressed that “she always knew what she had to do,” even since October 28th., one day after the death of her former husband and President Néstor Kirchner”
At the same time, she explained she would not be formally launching her candidacy in the Teatro Argentino in La Plata since that place holds an important sentimental value for her. Fernández de Kirchner attended several rallies in that theater, which she shared with her husband.