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Argentina: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner steps back

This evening brought the limit date for inscriptions for those running for political office in Argentina in the October elections, not just those going for the presidency but all levels of regional candidacy.

The main news is that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's name does not appear on any of the lists put forward by the governing FpV party. She's not running for governor of anywhere, nor even a congressional parliament position. And be clear, she would have been a shoo-in for any job she'd have wanted. However, her son Maximo is running for congress in his native Santa Cruz province (another shoo-in).