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Kirchner Roils Argentina With Surprise Vice-Presidency Bid

  • Former president makes announcement on her YouTube channel
  • Many had expected her to make another run for the top job
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Photographer: Erica Canepa/Bloomberg
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Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will run as a vice-presidential candidate in upcoming elections, stunning many who believed she’d positioned herself to return to the top job.

Kirchner, 66, will run on the same ticket as Alberto Fernandez, a veteran politician and her late husband’s former cabinet chief, she said in a message broadcast Saturday on her official YouTube channel.