Argentina: The president declares this holiday after assassination attempt Cristina Kirchner

  • Former President Macri asks that the assassination attempt be “clarified as soon as possible”

  • The president of Argentina announces the holiday “so that people can demonstrate” in support of the vice president

  • Fernández receives the support of Boric, Morales, Lula, Maduro and Díaz-Canel

The president of Argentina Alberto Fernández has declared a holiday this Fridayhours after a 35-year-old Brazilian man was arrested after shooting and finvolved in an assassination attempt on the vice president of Argentina. According to the information, the president believes that it is important that citizens demonstrate in support of the Argentine vice president, a week after the prosecutor’s office requested twelve years in prison and disqualification from public office for life for a corruption case.

former Argentine president Mauricio Macri has expressed his “absolute repudiation” of the attack suffered by the country’s vice president, and has called for an “immediate and profound clarification” of the facts. “My absolute rejection of the attack suffered by Cristina Kirchner, which fortunately has not had consequences for the vice president.

This very serious fact requires immediate and profound clarification by the justice system and the security forces,” he also said on Twitter.

Some leaders from other countries have also sent messages of support to Fernández de Kirchner. “We send our solidarity to the vice president of Argentina in the face of the attempt on her life. We strongly repudiate this action that seeks to destabilize the peace of the brotherly Argentine people,” said the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on the social network.

Gabriel Boricpresident of Chile, has maintained that the assassination attempt on the vice president of Argentina “deserves the repudiation and condemnation of the entire continent.”

“My solidarity with her, the Government and the Argentine people. The path will always be the debate of ideas and dialogue, never weapons or violence,” the Chilean president stressed.

Bolivian former president Evo Morales tHe has also condemned what he has described as an “attempted assassination against our sister.” “All our solidarity with the vice president. The Great Homeland is with you, sister. The criminal right-wing and servile to imperialism will not pass. The free and dignified people of Argentina will defeat it,” he added.

The Brazilian presidential candidate Lula da Silva has sent all his solidarity to Fernández de Kirchner, assuring that “she is a woman who deserves the respect of all the democrats of the world”. Likewise, she has been relieved that she has come out unscathed from an attack perpetrated by “a fascist criminal who does not know how to respect differences and diversity.”

From Cuba, President Miguel Díaz-Canel has shown his dismay at the assassination attempt on the former Argentine president, to whom he has conveyed all his solidarity.


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