Cristina Kirchner closed her campaign: “we go for more nation, more freedom and equality”
City of Buenos Aires, October 19, 2011
The candidate for the reelection, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, closed its season at the Teatro Coliseo in front of thousands of people. She thanked and called for “national unity”.
Thank you, thank you very much. It is a very special day and I do not want to forget to thank you, in particular in this year I lived as president and as a woman. I want to thank the millions and millions of Argentines who, along and across the country, in every school, every road, in every factory, said “have strength Cristina, do not let up.”
Thanks also to my two children, Florencia and Maximo, without whom it would have been impossible to continue. Excuse me, I know he is everywhere, but in those two he is more than any other.
The President thanked real life people who gave their testimonies on how the government’s actions influenced their life in the recent years.
They are the representatives of the real Argentina, the one of which we do not hear about often, and here I also have to take care as those who have space in the media, we become entangled in arguments weak, bombastic statements. We often get confused with the objective, that is that the real country continues to grow, continues generating growth and possibilities.
I ask all men and women with institutional responsibilities and who are identified with this political project, to set aside lesser things. I ask all for greater intelligence. Today I read a phrase from the French May. “The fools are those who, when someone points to the moon, look at the finger and not the moon.” Let us not look at the finger, let us look at the moon. I also to all the leaders of my country, who do not belong to my party, which have sectoral representation, business. I call them to work for a different Argentina is the starting point to overcome differences without losing their identity.
This is the year in which we grow cumulatively by 9.1%, and I can assure you that unemployment was 7.3%, this quarter is 7.2%.
The things that have happened to me forced me to extend the control, to overcome differences. It is not easy because there is interest, obviously, but the important thing is that each of these sectors, spaces that are defending their rights, understand that this is the president of Argentina’s 40 million Argentines and who must articulate the interests of those 40 million Argentines. Always with social inclusion and for the less fortunate. Because, yes, I’m not neutral, I’ll always be giving the fight for greater social equality, for more freedom, more democracy, more justice. The 40 million Argentines deserve, He [Nestor Kirchner] deserves it and our history deserves it. Thanks, I love you all, strength Argentina, we go for more nation, more freedom and equality. Thank you.