General Studies I
Cristina Kirchner succeeded her husband to become President of a South American country. Which is that country?
In the October 2007 general election, Fernández ran for President of Argentina, representing the ruling Front for Victory party. She won the presidency with 45.29% of the vote, and a 22% lead over her nearest rival-one of the widest margins obtained by a candidate since democracy returned in 1983-avoiding the need for a runoff election. She is Argentina’s second female president (after Isabel Martínez de Perón), but the first to be elected. Sworn in on December 10, 2007, she became the first wife in history to be elected to succeed her husband as a president. Néstor Kirchner has also become the first First Gentleman in Argentine history.