This gesture will be remembered for a long time. The camera recorded the moment when the former president and outgoing vice president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, showed the “middle finger” before the swearing in of the new head of state, most likely in response to the shouts of people gathered near the Congress building.
According to the portal of the Argentine newspaper “La Nacion”, former president (from 2007 to 2015) and outgoing vice president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arrived at the Sunday swearing-in of Javier Milei with her son Maximo and bodyguards. Dressed in red, she first warmly welcomed people who gathered near the parliament building. But then she walked a few steps further, raised her right hand and showed her middle finger, which was recorded by the cameras.
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“La Nacion” reports that the gesture was addressed to people who started shouting when they saw her. The recordings cannot clearly hear what they are shouting, but as the Argentinian daily writes, insults were most likely thrown at Fernandez de Kirchner.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has played a leading role in Argentine politics for years. Now that will change. Her last years as vice president were marked by numerous conflicts with President Alberto Fernandez (the similarity of names is coincidental) and the country’s disastrous economic situation. The 70-year-old politician polarizes public opinion in… Argentina, she is convicted of corruption. During the election campaign, she remained in the shadow, which allowed Sergio Massa, who was competing with Milea, to distance himself from her achievements. In 2022, Fernandez de Kirchner was attacked in front of the door of her home in Buenos Aires – a man pointed a gun at her.
La Nation, perfil.com, tvn24.pl