Fernández, Alberto Ángel

Fernández, Alberto Ángel,

1959–, Argentinian political leader. A lawyer by training, he taught criminal law at the Univ. of Buenos Aires and had a number of political affiliations before joining the Peronist Justicialist party in 1983. He was the national superintendent of insurance (1989–95), a city legislator in Buenos Aires (2000–2003), and chief of the cabinet of ministers under Presidents Néstor KirchnerKirchner, Néstor Carlos
, 1950–2010, Argentinean politician. A native of Patagonia, he was a lawyer and left-wing Peronist and, after two brief imprisonments, was in private practice during the 1976–83 military dictatorship.
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 and Cristina Fernández de KirchnerFernández de Kirchner, Cristina Elisabet
, 1953–, Argentinian politician. A Peronist student activist in the 1970s, she received (1979) a law degree from the National Univ. of La Plata.
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 (2003–8). He then worked in private business and as a government strategist and negotiator. In 2019 he defeated Mauricio MacriMacri, Mauricio,
1959–, Argentinian political leader. After graduating from the Catholic Univ. of Argentina, he was active in his family's businesses in the 1980s and 90s before becoming president of the Boca Juniors soccer club (1995–2008).
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 to win the presidency as the candidate of the main opposition coalition, the Peronist Frente do Todos; his vice-presidential running mate was Fernández de Kirchner. He subsequently secured passage of legislation legalizing abortion.
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