La Presidenta

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La Presidenta: historia de una vida
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Author Sandra Russo
Country Argentina
Language Spanish
Subject Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Publisher Editorial Sudamericana
Publication date
July 2011
Media type Print
Pages 320
ISBN 978-950-07-3623-7

La Presidenta: historia de una vida (Spanish: The President, story of a life) is a 2011 biography of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, written by journalist Sandra Russo. It was ranked as the most sold non-fiction book in the first two weeks since its edition.[1] It is based in four interviews with Cristina Fernández and other close politicians.[2]

The book was critical with former members of the cabinet. Alberto Fernández was described as an agent of Clarín newspaper (in the context of the controversies between Clarín and Kirchnerism).[2]

Cristina Fernandez said that it was a mistake to appoint Graciela Ocaña to the ministry of health. Ocaña revealed then that the president might have requested her to avoid taking actions against Juan José Zanola, a CGT unionist trialed for embezzlement with health plans.[3] She mentioned as well that she intended to improve the health plans system.[3]

She also considered a mistake to select Julio Cobos to run for vicepresident under her 2007 ticket. Cobos, as head of the Senate of Argentina, voted against a government proposal during the 2008 Argentine government conflict with the agricultural sector, and the government had a conflict with him since then. Cobos said that the book had conceptual errors.[4]