Néstor Kirchner

former President of Argentina (1950-2010)

Néstor Kirchner (February 25, 1950 - October 27, 2010) was President of Argentina between 2003 and 2007. He was born in Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, where he was governor.[1] On May 4, 2010 he became the first Secretary General of UNASUR.[2] He died in Calafate on October 27, 2010 from heart failure which was caused by an earlier case of a heart attack.[3] He was elected president in 2003, preceded by Eduardo Duhalde. Kirchner's widow, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is the current president of Argentina.

Néstor Kirchner
President of Argentina
In office
25 May 2003 – 10 December 2007
Vice PresidentDaniel Scioli
Preceded byEduardo Duhalde
Succeeded byCristina Fernández de Kirchner
Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina
In office
10 December 2009 – 27 October 2010
Succeeded byEdgardo Depetri
First Gentleman of Argentina
In role
10 December 2007 – 27 October 2010
Preceded byCristina Fernández de Kirchner
Succeeded byJuliana Awada Macri
Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations
In office
4 May 2010 – 27 October 2010
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMaría Emma Mejía Vélez
President of the Justicialist Party
In office
11 November 2009 – 27 October 2010
Preceded byDaniel Scioli
Succeeded byDaniel Scioli
In office
25 April 2008 – 29 June 2009
Preceded byRamón Ruiz
Succeeded byDaniel Scioli
Personal details
Néstor Carlos Kirchner

(1950-02-25)25 February 1950
Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Died27 October 2010(2010-10-27) (aged 60)
El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Resting placeRío Gallegos
Political partyJusticialist Party
Other political
Front for Victory (2003–2010)
Cristina Fernández
(m. 1975; died 2010)
Children2, including Máximo Kirchner
Alma materNational University of La Plata

Related pagesEdit


  1. "Argentine ex-leader Kirchner dies". Al-Jazeera. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  2. "Secretary-General's Remarks at Memorial for Mr. Néstor Kirchner, Former President of Argentina and Secretary-General of UNASUR | United Nations Secretary-General". www.un.org. Retrieved 2022-03-25.
  3. "Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner dies". BBC News. October 27, 2010.

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