Alberto Fernández

president of Argentina from 2019 to 2023

Alberto Ángel Fernández (born 2 April 1959) is an Argentine lawyer and politician who is the President of the Justicialist Party since 2021. He was the 57th President of Argentina from 2019 to 2023. He was the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers during Néstor Kirchner's presidency, and the early months of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's. He was Cabinet Chief from 2003 to 2008. This is the longest time of anyone since the post was created in 1994.

Alberto Fernández
Official portrait, 2021
President of the Justicialist Party
Assumed office
21 March 2021
Preceded byJosé Luis Gioja [es]
57th President of Argentina
In office
10 December 2019 – 10 December 2023
Vice PresidentCristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preceded byMauricio Macri
Succeeded byJavier Milei
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers
In office
25 May 2003 – 23 July 2008
Preceded byAlfredo Atanasof
Succeeded bySergio Massa
Member of the Buenos Aires City Legislature
In office
7 August 2000 – 25 May 2003
Superintendent of Insurance
In office
1 August 1989 – 8 December 1995
PresidentCarlos Menem
Preceded byDiego Peluffo
Succeeded byClaudio Moroni
Personal details
Born (1959-04-02) 2 April 1959 (age 65)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Political partyJusticialist Party (1983–present)
Other political
UNIR Constitutional Nationalist Party (1982–1983)
Height1.8 cm (5 ft 5 in)
ResidenceQuinta presidencial de Olivos
Alma materUniversity of Buenos Aires

In May 2019, Fernández announced his candidacy for president for the 2019 election.[1] He was elected president in October 2019, beating incumbent President Mauricio Macri with a 48% to 40% vote count.[2]

In April 2023, Fernández announced that he decided to not seek reelection to the presidency in the 2023 election.[3] He was succeeded by Javier Milei on 10 December 2023.


  1. "Alberto Fernández presidente, Cristina Kirchner vice: el video en el que la senadora anuncia la fórmula". La Nación. 18 May 2019.
  2. Dube, Ryan (27 October 2019). "Argentina's President Mauricio Macri Concedes Election to Peronist Rival Alberto Fernández". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  3. "El presidente Alberto Fernández bajó su candidatura y no irá por la reelección" (in Spanish). Infobae. April 21, 2023. Retrieved April 21, 2023.