Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has condemned the attempt to assassinate his vice president. “This is the most serious political event the Argentine government has faced since the return to democracy in 1983,” Fernandez told a news conference. Argentina was ruled by a military junta from 1976 to 1983. This period saw political assassinations of opposition and democracy activists who refused to lead the generals.
Christina miraculously survived because her gun did not fire. But imagine if a criminal could point a gun too close. ”
In the video, which has now gone viral and has been viewed millions of times, it took seconds for Kirchner to realize he was talking about a rifle before quickly bending down and hugging his head.
Several people in the crowd immediately caught the culprit and handed him over to the Passpampres team.
The criminal, a 35-year-old Brazilian woman, was immediately detained by the police and taken back to the office for questioning. His useless pistol was also confiscated.
Kirchner was Argentina’s president from 2007 to 2015 and is currently facing corruption charges. The prosecutor charged the 69-year-old suspect with carrying out infrastructure work for close friends. If found guilty, Kirchner’s political career would end and he faces up to 12 years in prison. But so far, Kirchner has maintained that all of the prosecution’s charges are baseless.
President Fernandez himself seems to still have full support for the Vice President. Declaring September 2, 2022 a surprise national holiday, he declared: “Let our citizens stand with our vice president and reflect on what it means to be the democracy we have fought for so far.”
It was unclear whether the motive for the shooting had anything to do with the alleged corruption that Kirchner has drawn. However, according to President Fernandez, political differences in democracies cannot be resolved through violence. President Fernandez said: “We can have different opinions, but we should not give in to the politics of hatred. Because such an ideology can become violent and is clearly incompatible with the principles of democracy.”