Argentina’s former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves to supporters after the presentation of her book “Sinceramente”, at the Buenos Aires book fair, in Buenos Aires, Argentina May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will run as a vice presidential candidate in national elections later this year, the country’s divisive former leader said in a video posted on her social media account on Saturday.
The left-leaning populist, who had been widely expected to be the main challenger to center-right incumbent Mauricio Macri, said that she would run for the deputy position with her former cabinet chief Alberto Fernandez as the presidential candidate.
Reporting by Adam Jourdan; Editing by Alison Williams