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Former first lady wins Argentine presidency

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will replace her husband as president of Argentina. The first woman president of Argentina was voted into office by 46%.

According to the BBC, many were surprised that Kirchner's husband did not run for another term. Mrs. Kirchner's campaign was largely based on continuing the policies of her husband, which many credit for rehabilitating the country's economy.

The Washington Post reported that Kirchner was a senator for three terms. In her first terms she was known as being an especially active legislator, but some accuse her of changing some of her positions after her husband became president.

The Washington Post story focused more on Kirchner as a person, where the BBC seemed to focus more on the politics of the election.