Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina (since Dec 10, 2015)
Mauricio Macri is an Argentine civil engineer, businessman and politician, and Head of Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Son of Francisco Macri, a prominent Italian businessman in the industrial and construction sectors, he represented the City of Buenos Aires in the lower house of the Argentine congress and has held his current office since 10 December 2007.
He was considered a potential candidate for the 2011 general elections, but declined to run for the presidency of the country and ran instead for reelection as mayor. He got nearly 47% of the vote in the mayoral election, leading to a runoff vote on 31 July 2011 against candidate Daniel Filmus, which he won, getting elected for his second consecutive term.
On 22 November 2015, after a tie in the first round of presidential elections on 25 October, Macri won the first ballotage in Argentina’s history, beating Front for Victory candidate Daniel Scioli and becoming president-elect. Macri will be the first democratically elected non-radical or peronist president since 1916. He will take office on 10 December 2015.
Cristina Fernández, Former President of Argentina
On October 23, 2011, incumbent Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wins 53.9% of the vote in the presidential elections.
Date of birth: 19th February 1953.
Place of birth: La Plata, Buenos Aires.
Marital Status: Married to Néstor Carlos Kirchner
Children: Máximo Kirchner – Florencia Kirchner
Background, both professional and in the Public Administration
- Previous position: Senator for the Province of Buenos Aires, Chairwoman of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the Honourable Senate of the Nation.
- 2001- 2005: National Senator for the Province of Santa Cruz.
- 1998: Member of the Provincial Constituent Assembly, Province of Santa Cruz
- 1997-2001: Congresswoman, representing the Province of Santa Cruz and Vice Chair of the Education Committee at the House of Representatives, Congress of the Nation.
- 2000: Second Vice Chair of the House of Representatives (Congress of the Nation) Special Investigation Committee concerning illegal acts related to money laundering
- 1999: Chair of the Special Bicameral Committee in charge of following up the investigation related to the attacks on the Israeli Embassy and the AMIA Building (September-December)
- 1995-1997: Senator for the Province of Santa Cruz (resigns when she becomes a Congesswoman)
- 1995: Re-elected provincial representative (resigns to take on office as Senator at the Congress of the Nation)
- 1994: Member of the National Constituent Convention for the Province of Santa Cruz.
- 1993: Re-elected provincial House Representative.
- 1990: First Vice Chair of the House of Representatives of the Province of Santa Cruz.
- 1989: Provincial House Representative in the Province of Santa Cruz and Chair of the Constitutional Affairs, Authorities and Regulations Committee of the Honourable House of Representatives of the Province of Santa Cruz (up to 1995)
- Since she was a student at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, she has been a staunch supporter of the Justicialista Movement and committed to defend Human Rights.