Alberto Fernández is an Argentine politician, professor, and lawyer. He won the 2019 general election with 48% of the vote, defeating incumbent President Mauricio Macri. He is the 57th president of Argentina, the first in his family to be elected to the presidency.
About Alberto Fernández in brief
Alberto Fernández is an Argentine politician, professor, and lawyer. He won the 2019 general election with 48% of the vote, defeating incumbent President Mauricio Macri. He was Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers during the entirety of the presidency of Néstor Kirchner and the early months of his wife’s presidency. He is the 57th president of Argentina, and the first in his family to be elected to the presidency. His mother is Celia Pérez, and his father is Judge Carlos Pelagio Galíndez. He barely knew his biological father, and considers PelagIO to be his true father. He graduated at the age of 24, and later became a professor of criminal law. He entered public service as an adviser to the Deliberative Council of Buenos Aires and the Argentine Chamber of Deputies. He became Deputy Director of Legal Affairs of the Economy Ministry, and in this capacity served as chief Argentine negotiator at the GATT Uruguay Round. He served as President of the Latin American Insurance Managers’ Association from 1989 to 1992, and co-founded the Insurancemanagers International Association. Ferná secondez was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young People of Argentina in 1992. In 2013, he struck a deal with Sergio Massa to form an alliance called Frente de Todos in exchange for dropping out of the presidential race and offering his support. In 2015, he was campaign manager for the presidential candidacy of Sergio MassA.
In the 27 October 2013 general election, he won the presidency by attaining 48 1% of vote to Macri’s 40%. He was elected on 7 June 2000, to the Buenos Aires City Legislature on the conservative Action for the Republic ticket led by former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo. He gave up his seat when he was appointed Chief ofthe Cabinet of ministers by President NéStor KirChner upon taking office on 25 May 2003, and retained the same post under President Cristina FernáNDez de KirchNER, upon her election in 2007. He actively considered seeking the Justicialist Party presidential nomination ahead of the 2011 general elections, however. He ultimately endorsed President Kirchners for re-election, but ultimately endorsed her for vice president. On 18 May 2019, Cristina Ferrari announced that Fernáandez would be a candidate for president, and that she would run for vice President alongside him, hosting his first campaign rally with Santa Cruz Governor Alicia Kirchner, sister-in-law of the former Kirchners. In a press conference where he called Macri to say that he would help Macri complete his term, he said he would “bring calm and calm society and that his economic proposals do not run risk of defaulting on the national debt” In the primary elections on 11 August 2019, he earned first place in the 2019 primary elections, earning 47% of vote compared to Mauricio Macri’s 31% of the vote.