In Argentina, they tried to kill the vice president

In Argentina, they tried to kill Vice President Cristina de Kirchner On the evening of September 1, an unknown man pointed a gun at Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, but the shot was not fired. The attacker was detained, the President of the country announced an assassination attempt .png” alt=”An Argentine Vice President Attempted to Assassinate” />

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Argentine President Alberto Fernandez called a man pointing a gun at Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner an assassination attempt. The politician stated this in a special appeal, La Nacion reports.

“Today at about 21:00 (3:00 Moscow time— RBC) a man committed an assassination attempt on the current vice president and twice president of the country, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. This is the worst event since the restoration of democracy [in 1983],” he said.

According to him, the vice president remained alive “for some incredible reason” because the loaded weapon did not fire. In addition, Fernandez declared September 2 a day off so that “the people of Argentina in peace and harmony could speak out in defense of life, democracy, and also express solidarity with the vice president.”

The incident took place Thursday evening as Fernandez de Kirchner was getting out of her car outside her home. The footage shown on the TV channel shows how a man standing in the crowd near the car raised a gun and pointed it at the vice president. The attacker was promptly detained, he turned out to be a 35-year-old citizen of Brazil. National Security Minister Anibal Fernandez confirmed to Clarin newspaper that a loaded pistol was found on him.

The assassination attempt on Fernandez de Kirchner occurred against the backdrop of an investigation by Attorney General Diego Luciani, who accused the Vice President of corruption in late August and asked sentence her to 12 years in prison. In addition to imprisonment, the prosecutor's office demanded that Kirchner be banned from holding public office and that she be ordered to pay a $1 billion fine.

In addition to Kirchner, 12 people are involved in the corruption case. They are accused of embezzling budget funds allocated for infrastructure projects in the province of Santa Cruz. According to prosecutors, the crime was committed during Kirchner's presidency. She held this post from December 2007 to December 2015. She replaced her husband Nestor Kirchner, who was the leader of the country until 2007.

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