Cristina: “I call for national unity”
Buenos Aires, October 23, 2011
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner spoke just after 9.30 pm in the company of Vice President-elect Amado Boudou.
“I want to first say a huge ‘thank you’ to the 40 million Argentines, all men and women fairly and lawfully participating in these elections ” the president said.
She thanked the call of the different presidents of the region as Dilma Rousseff, Hugo Chavez, Pepe Mujica, Sebastian Piñera, among others.
Cristina spoke for the youth, scientists, producers and entrepreneurs who make up the country. They were all called for national unity.
She recalled her husband for being “the founder of this project” and revealed that in 2009 when Kirchnerism was going through its worst moment, he took the lead “with the courage that characterized him.”
Cristina was much moved and didn’t hide it, “Today is a rare night for me because there are many mixed feeling that it is very difficult almost impossible to define.”
She said that her words are not from a widow, “but as his running mate. Is the pain of a woman but it is the understanding of a political activist.”
“I also tell all the Argentines that I feel the immense responsibility as president to lead our country, to live a different story that we lived in the last 200 years of history. I appeal to the patriotic call of all Argentines.”