Argentina's ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has given her assurance that she will continue working toward the goal of ensuring that by 2019, the office of the president will be filled by one who is committed to building a better future for the people of Argentina.
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Fernandez, who was speaking during an event in the Avellaneda district of the capital, Buenos Aires, said her coalition will work to consolidate a "broad and generous" opposition that will guarantee that the next elected administration will govern with pro-people policies and have a progressive economic approach that will lead the Argentine people to a better future.
"We have to guarantee that those who occupy the Casa Rosada (presidential palace) will govern on behalf of the people and will respect the popular mandate," she said.
Fernandez, who currently serves as a senator for the opposition party Unidad Ciudadana (Citizens' Unity), also lamented the social and economic crisis affecting the nation following the recent neoliberal measures announced by the government of President Mauricio Macri, such as the 2018 budget cuts approved by the country's congress and cuts in pensions and retirement stipends accompanied by increased transportation rates.
"They have not solved one problem – they have only deepened all of them to intolerable limits. You don't understand what they are doing... One wonders, do they know what they are doing?" she asked.
"We are living in a December that we Argentines do not deserve (...) and the truth is that we are really feeling pain about what is happening," she concluded.