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Aníbal Fernández
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Minister of Security
Assumed office
20 September 2021
President Alberto Fernández
Preceded by Sabina Frederic
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers
In office
26 February 2015 – 10 December 2015
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preceded by Jorge Capitanich
Succeeded by Marcos Peña
In office
8 July 2009 – 10 December 2011
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preceded by Sergio Massa
Succeeded by Juan Manuel Abal Medina
General Secretary of the Presidency
In office
16 December 2014 – 26 February 2015
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preceded by Oscar Parrilli
Succeeded by Eduardo de Pedro
In office
2 January 2002 – 3 October 2002
President Eduardo Duhalde
Preceded by Luis Lusquiños
Succeeded by José Pampuro
National Senator
In office
10 December 2011 – 16 December 2014
Preceded by Eric Calcagno
Succeeded by Juan Manuel Abal Medina Jr.
Constituency Buenos Aires
Minister of Justice, Security and Human Rights
In office
10 December 2007 – 8 July 2009
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Preceded by Alberto Iribarne
Succeeded by Julio Alak
Minister of the Interior
In office
25 May 2003 – 10 December 2007
President Néstor Kirchner
Preceded by Jorge Matzkin
Succeeded by Florencio Randazzo
Minister of Production
In office
3 October 2002 – 25 May 2003
President Eduardo Duhalde
Preceded by José Ignacio de Mendiguren
Succeeded by Débora Giorgi
Mayor of Quilmes
In office
Preceded by Eduardo Camaño
Succeeded by Federico Scabarino
Personal details
Born (1957-01-09) 9 January 1957 (age 66)
Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Political party Justicialist Party
Other political
Front for Victory (2003–2015)
Alma mater National University of Lomas de Zamora
Profession Lawyer

Aníbal Domingo Fernández (born January 9, 1957) is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician, lawyer, and certified public accountant. Throughout his career, he has remained a close ally to the former Presidents Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Since 2021, he has served as Argentina's Minister of Security, in the cabinet of President Alberto Fernández.

He has held several cabinet positions under three presidents, serving in these offices for a total of over nine years. He served as Minister of Production under Eduardo Duhalde, as Interior Minister under Néstor Kirchner, as Minister of Justice under Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and as the President's Cabinet Chief from 2009 to 2011. Most recently, he served as interventor of the state-owned mining company Yacimiento Carbonífero Río Turbio. He is also the President of the Confederación Argentina de Hockey de Césped y Pista, having been elected unanimously for a second term.

Early life and education

Born in Quilmes, Buenos Aires Province, Fernández received his CPA on 6 March 1982 from the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora and his law degree on 19 December 2001 from the same institution.

Other activities

Fernández's notable activities and associations include the following:

  • Chairman of Quilmes Athletic Club
  • Honorary Professor at the University of Social Sciences of the National University of Lomas de Zamora
  • President of Centro Latinoamericano de Administracion para el Desarrollo
  • President of Grupo de Acción Financiera Internacional
  • President of the Argentinian Field Hockey and Tennis Confederation
  • President, Arturo Juaretche Institute for Strategy and Development


In May 2011 the Editorial Planeta published his first book, Zonceras argentinas y otras yerbas (Argentine follies and other stuff). The book is an attack on “the follies that do so much damage to the country” and to the Kirchner government.

The book's title is a reference to the 1968 book by Argentinian writer Arturo Jauretche, Manual de zonceras argentinas, a catalogue of foolish ideas about Argentina that are widely held by the Argentinian people, having been inculcated in them by primary school and reaffirmed by the new media.

The foreword was written by the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The book was officially launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair on May 5, 2011, in front of a packed auditorium of government officials and most of the members of the Cabinet. In his presentation of the book, Fernández praised the president said that many books he had read were “full of false accusations” against the Kirchners. He singled out Mario Vargas Llosa for special criticism.

In January 2012, his book Zonceras Argentinas al Sol was published. He described it as a response to “organized absurdity,” by which, he explained, he meant the opposition to the Kirchners. At the official book presentation, mayor Dario Díaz Pérez Fernández said that the book would be “an invaluable tool for all youth who daily join the militancy for the project led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.”

Personal life

Fernández is divorced with one son and a daughter and is a passionate fan of Quilmes Atlético football club. He is the president of the Jauretche Institute, named for the local 20th-century pro-development activist Arturo Jauretche.

See also

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