|Became President:||May 25, 2003|
|Date of Birth:||February 25, 1950|
|Place of Birth:||Río Gallegos|
Although Menem won the first round of the election on April 27, 2003, he only got 24% of the valid votes -- just 2% ahead of Kirchner. This was a Pyrrhic victory, as Menem had an extremely negative image among a large segment of the Argentine population and had virtually no chance of winning on the run-off. After days of speculation, during which the polls forecasted a massive Kirchner victory with about a 30% to 40% difference, Menem finally decided to stand down. This automatically made Kirchner presidency of Argentina.
Kirchner succeeded Duhalde on May 25, 2003.
Next elections would normally be held in 2007.
|Presidents of Argentina||Succeeded by:
-Currently in office-