Archive for Wednesday, October 31, 2007

President-elect wishes Hillary Clinton well

October 31, 2007


— First lady Cristina Fernandez, in her first televised interview since winning Argentina's presidency, thanked her husband for helping her triumph at the polls and wished Hillary Rodham Clinton well in her U.S. election bid.

Speaking on Argentina's Todo Noticias network, Fernandez denied President Nestor Kirchner had distorted the extent of inflation and promised to put a priority on creating jobs, boosting exports and bettering health care and education.

Fernandez, a 54-year-old three-term senator, captured 45 percent of the vote Sunday, outpacing another woman runner-up, independent Elisa Carrio, by more than 22 percentage points.


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