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Néstor Kirchner
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President of Argentina
In office
25 May 2003 – 10 December 2007
Vice President Daniel Scioli
Preceded by Eduardo Duhalde
Succeeded by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina
In office
10 December 2009 – 27 October 2010
Succeeded by Edgardo Depetri
First Gentleman of Argentina
In role
10 December 2007 – 27 October 2010
Preceded by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Succeeded by Juliana Awada Macri
Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations
In office
4 May 2010 – 27 October 2010
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by María Emma Mejía Vélez
President of the Justicialist Party
In office
11 November 2009 – 27 October 2010
Preceded by Daniel Scioli
Succeeded by Daniel Scioli
In office
25 April 2008 – 29 June 2009
Preceded by Ramón Ruiz
Succeeded by Daniel Scioli
Personal details
Born
Néstor Carlos Kirchner

(1950-02-25)25 February 1950
Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Died 27 October 2010(2010-10-27) (aged 60)
El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Resting place Río Gallegos
Nationality Argentine
Political party Justicialist Party
Other political
affiliations
Front for Victory (2003–2010)
Spouse(s)
Cristina Fernández
(m. 1975; died 2010)
Children 2, including Máximo Kirchner
Alma mater National University of La Plata
Profession Lawyer

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. On May 4, 2010 he became the first Secretary General of UNASUR. He died in Calafate on October 27, 2010 from heart failure which was caused by an earlier case of a heart attack. He was elected President in 2003, preceded by Eduardo Duhalde. Kirchner's widow, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is the current president of Argentina.

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