Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who was re-elected by a landslide in October 2011, has maintained the policies of her late husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner, which include boosting wages, pensions and government spending to stimulate consumption and bolster demand for locally made goods.