PRESIDENTIAL MARRIAGE ARGENTINE STYLE

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yuck it up, during a meeting at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, March 1, 2010.

Ms Kirchner telling Hillary how Argentina has been transferring spousal presidential power since Peron. “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” is a sad song because Evita died before her husband Juan Peron could break the presidential palace glass ceiling.

Nestor Kirchner remained a highly influential politician during the term of his successor and wife Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The press developed the term “presidential marriage” to make reference to both of them at once. Some political analysts compared this type of government with a diarchy. 

Argentina’s former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was indicted on Monday on charges that her administration accepted bribes from construction companies in exchange for public works contracts, according to an indictment released by a federal judge. 18 September 2018


These presidential marriages aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.