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Alberto Fernandez

Alberto Angel Fernandez is an Argentine politician. He was the Chief of Cabinet of Argentina during Nestor Kirchner presidency, and part of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's. He resigned on July 23, 2008.

Fernandez was born in Buenos Aires, where he would later attend Law School at the University of Buenos Aires. He graduated at the age of 24, and later became a professor of Criminal Law there. In the field of politics, he worked in non-elective posts in the Deliberative Council of Buenos Aires City, in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies and in the national Ministry of Economy, during the 1990s. He was also involved in insurance and health services companies in the private field and in state banks and other companies. During this time he became politically close to former governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Eduardo Duhalde.

On June 7, 2000, Fernandez was elected Deputy for the City of Buenos Aires, for the minor party Accion por la Republica led by Domingo Cavallo, then Minister of Economy of the de la Rua administration. He gave up his seat when he was appointed Chief of Cabinet by President Nestor Kirchner upon taking office on May 25, 2003. He retained the same position under new President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner upon her election in 2007 and resigned to his office on July 23, 2008. In November 2009, at a convention held at the Paseo La Plaza, Alberto Fernandez said is ready to challenge Duhalde and Kirchner at the time the Partido Justicialista will nominate its Presidential candidate for the following general election. In Argentina, the nomination of candidates is usually the responsibility of the political party organizations themselves and does not involve the general public.

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