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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: President, Argentina, 2007-2015


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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: President, Argentina, 2007-2015

In 2007, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was voted in as Argentina’s first ever elected female President. From 1997 to 2001, Fernández represented the Province of Santa Cruz as Vice Chair of the Education Committee at the House of Representatives, Congress of the Nation, and in 1998, she was a Member of the Provincial Constituent Assembly for the Province of Santa Cruz.In 2000, she became Second Vice-Chair of the House of Representatives (Congress of the Nation) Special Investigation Committee concerning illegal acts related to money laundering. From 2001 to 2005, she served as National Senator for the Province of Santa Cruz. In 2009, Forbes ranked Fernández the 11th Most Powerful Woman in the World.

 
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