Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner may not have made her final decision about her role in the nation’s immediate political future, union leaders have revealed.
The former president resumed her public agenda on Wednesday with a meeting with Kirchnerite trade union leaders and, according to reports, she left the possibility of a potential presidential candidacy open.
In an interview with El Destape Radio, CTA union leader Hugo Yasky revealed that Fernández de Kirchner had told those gathered that: “Those who are thinking that I am going to devote myself to looking after the grandchildren… it would be better for them to forget about it.”
The remark allegedly came after trade unionists asked her to reconsider her decision not to stand in the 2023 elections.
"At one point, one of the comrades who was there had a phrase that was very funny. I don't know what reference they made, something like 'We're not going to ask you to stop looking after the grandchildren' and then she [Fernández de Kirchner], with her mixture of sharpness and a smile, said 'Look, those who are thinking that I'm going to devote myself to looking after the grandchildren, better forget it',” said Yaskey.
“She left the door open for us to continue discussing the issue," he added. "At no time did he say 'Look guys, forgive me’ … I think it's smart that he left all options open.”