President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has won re-election in Argentina, according to the National Electoral Interior Ministry. Nearly 54% of the 28 million voters supported the Alliance Front for Victory leader against Hermes Binner, the Broad Front Progressive Alliance’s candidate for President.
In her victory speech at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buenos Aires, the leader promised to build more hospitals, schools and roads. She also paid tribute to her late husband, President Nestor Kirchner, who died in October 2010 – reportedly of a heart attack.
South American nations, Spain, France and the United States have all sent their congratulations to President Fernández.