Cristina Kirchner: “The best thing we’ve done is to incorporate the youth into politics”
Argentina, April 27, 2012
Today was held in Velez an act of Cristina Kirchner to commemorate the first Government of her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner nine years ago, in 2003.
The event began with a video that reminded governments of Kirchner and Cristina Fernández, as well as some of their most important decisions, such as the rejection to the FTAA, the fight against the opposition media companies, the dispute over the Falklands the recent nationalization of 51% of YPF. She also provided a space to the death of her husband and one for the struggle for Human Rights carried out since 2003 by both governments.
In the speech given by Cristina Kirchner, which lasted about 45 minutes, she made reference to many of the policies carried out in recent times, referring also to the youth and claimed an “united and organized” Argentina.
She made a long passage in which she explicit some of the achievements in political, social and economic issues in the last nine years. She argued “Who thought we would be able to pay the debt, who thought that the murderers who were walking the streets were going to be judged by the Constitution, by the judges and the law. Who thought we would finally get off the IMF, drowning for decades in Argentina and today we still see the same recipes, old outdated and obsolete policies but no longer in emerging countries, but developed ones.”
However, the most important part of her speech was that involving the youth. On this question she said “you are th eones that must write history, you should do it united and organized to further the transformation, because if the people of Argentina is divided, these differences benefit no one.”
He added “the best thing we have done is to incorporate the youth into politics, because that means that our future is assured, we are not eternal and we have had to dramatically prove that life is extinguished when no one expects it. You are the custodians of the historical legacy we are leaving. “