Argentina's Cristina Fernandez to run as vice presidential candidate in 2019 election: social media

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

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