Argentina's First Elected Woman President Has a Tough Road Ahead

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The U.S. is among the countries sending congratulations to the new president of Argentina -- Cristina Fernandez.

She'll take over next month from her own husband, Nestor Kirchner, becoming Argentina's first elected female president.

Her victory over the weekend was largely due to the accomplishments of her husband, who oversaw a recovery from a deep financial crisis. But she'll now have to deliver on her own, and that could mean some tough decisions.

Voters are still angry about inflation and crime. And hikes in utility rates are seen as inevitable.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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