May 22, 2013
CFK thanks support over YPF, called to work 'united and organized'
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that "the major consensus of Argentina's political forces that accompanied the country, despite this government, allowed the recovery of YPF."
Fernández de Kirchner assured that "no one would've thought, not even me, that the main political forces of Argentina were going to give a major consensus to recover YPF."
"It belongs to all the Argentines," she stated as she thanked the political forces. "The will, the commitment and the personal sacrifice are useful to make things well: that's why we have to work united and organized, so things can go better in our country," she continued during her speech at the José Amalfitani stadium.
The show crowned one of the most important measures achieved since the Kirchnerism took office in 2003: the nationalization of YPF, announced by the President and preliminary approved by the Senate during the first hours of Thursday. In less than a week, the Lower House of Congress will debate the draft bill to finally approve it.
The president thanked the activists for "this marvelous nationality party," and affirmed that "we'll never allow others to write our history."
Under the slogan "United and Organized," Fernández de Kirchner headed a massive Kirchnerite rally at Vélez's José Amalfitani stadium in Liniers neighbourhood, where members of the Cabinet, province governors and political and social pro-government organizations gathered to express their support.
The event was also held to commemorate the April 27, 2003 presidential election when late Néstor Kirchner reached the run-off with former president Carlos Menem. After the polls reflected that 60% of the voters were going to elect Kirchner, Menem pulled out leaving Fernández de Kirchner's husband as the Head of State.