Cristina Kirchner, to the Congress: “We had recovered our social and economic rights”
Argentina, March 1, 2013
Today, the President opened the 131 ordinary sessions of the Congress. When starting her speech, she emphasized job growth and thanked “all political forces for these 30 years of democracy.”
The president, who began his speech at 12:36 pm, defended the government model, and noted that this year marks two anniversaries: 30 years since the restoration of democracy, and 10 years since the Kirchnerism came to Government.
Cristina Kirchner recalled that Néstor Kirchner “arrived with far fewer votes than her”, but “with willingness, abilities and an uncommon belief in the future”
She stated that this had been “the decade won” by all Argentines, and thanked “all political forces for 30 years and for the past 10 years that we have recovered so many rights and social gains.”
“This was the decade for all Argentines, we’ve accomplished too much things these years. You can win an election, but the government could lose. I speak in terms of our social and economic recovery for 40 million Argentines” she said.
She also defended the Government policies, arguing that the two key words are “growth and development”. “We had grown in some other time, but we had done it now with great social inclusion. The economy and labor rights mean a different direction,” she added.
At the end of the speech, she quoted Nestor Kirchner and said “on behalf of him and to the 40 million Argentines I’m going to give my life to avoid falling into that stairway to hell like we did in 2001, because we never want to go back to that place from where he lend us out.”