The mother of one of the 2012 Once train crash victims, María Luján Rey, will represent President Mauricio Macri's Todos por el Cambio coalition as a candidate for the national Congress representing Buenos Aires province.
Rey, whose son Lucas Menghini Rey died in the tragic crash at the Once train station, received a huge round of applause when she signed her candidacy paperwork on Saturday at the coalition's signing event in Buenos Aires city. Rey will second Cristián Ritondo, the province's Security Minister, who is positioned first on the ballot.
"What a sense of pride I feel to see María Lujan as our candidate", lawmaker Elisa Carrió wrote via Twitter.
"Argentina needs people who are committed to the fight against corruption and she is an example of the fight for truth and justice", she added.
Alberto "Fernández continues to show that, like all Kirchnerites, he is unaware of court rulings and does not hesitate to create more pain among those of us who have suffered the consequences of their corruption", Rey charged.