Hilda de Duhalde

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Hilda de Duhalde
Argentine Senator
for Buenos Aires Province
Assumed office
December 10, 2005
Serving with José Pampuro and Eric Calcagno
First Lady of Argentina
In office
January 2, 2002 – May 25, 2003
Preceded by María Alicia Mazzarino
Succeeded by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Personal details
Born (1946-10-14)October 14, 1946
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spouse(s) Eduardo Duhalde

Hilda Beatriz 'Chiche' González de Duhalde (born October 14, 1946) is a politician in Argentina. She is a Senator for Buenos Aires Province and the wife of former President Eduardo Duhalde.


González de Duhalde was born in Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires Province, and studied to become a teacher. She has five children with her husband. She assisted her husband in his political career and took on several public positions in family and women's policy.

In 1997 Duhalde was elected a National Deputy for Buenos Aires Province, serving again between 2003 and 2005.

During the interim Presidency of her husband, she acted as Minister of Social Welfare and ran the country's food aid programme, a key role in the aftermath of the country's economic crisis.

A member of the Justicialist Party (PJ), Duhalde has nevertheless opposed the government of fellow Peronists Néstor Kirchner. However the official PJ candidate in Buenos Aires Province district for the 2005 senatorial elections, Hilda Duhalde came second to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who was to become President of Argentina two years later.

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