Cristina opens her new term: “I am not the president of corporations, I am the president of the 40 million Argentines”
Buenos Aires, December 10, 2011
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner swore before the Legislative Assembly and spoke to the nation, giving her first message in this new period.
Her oath was marked by an unexpected phrase, “God, Homeland and he [her dead husband former President Nestor Kirchner] sued me [if I do not fulfill with my duties].”
Presidential attributes were given by her daughter Florencia Kirchner, which although it had been mentioned, was also surprising.
Cristina began her speech by mentioning her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner, “As everyone can imagine today is not an easy day for this president. Despite the joy and force of the popular vote, there is something missing, there is someone missing.”
She also named Ada Teresa de Diego, a young student who disappeared in the 70 her name was used in an asteroid.
Cristina made reference in this line to the recently released photo of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, when she was arrested by the military dictatorship.
“This girl [Ana Teresa] could have been sitting in the same place as me,” the president added.
With respect to human rights, she wished that “the next president to take an oath in 2015 did not have to re-pronounce this sentence and we have turned this tragic page of our history.”
“We are in a new Argentina but also are in a new world that demands greater challenges.”
“Today we have a country that has had the largest growth period of 200 years of our history. In addition, the GDP has been the world’s largest in terms of growth.”
“From the value-added industrialization of our raw materials is that we have more than 5 million jobs. We achieved the highest minimum and mobile wage.”
“The distribution of the word through the Media Law was a distribution with courage, with courage of different groups,” Cristina said.
“I congratulate the legislators who did not give in to pressure from the monopoly.”
“When society grows all grow together with it. We should continue pointing at the real economy. “
With regard to education, the president said, “I ask the governors to make a collective effort to meet all days of class.”
“We have to go for higher quality education and the evaluation should not be students but also teachers.”
Finally, the president thanked the people. “I want to thank the millions of Argentines who believed in us in this national project, popular and democratic and this president to take it forward with the help of other Argentines.”