Argentina’s Alberto Fernández: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris’s win is ‘una clara expresión de la voluntad popular’

For Alberto Fernández, 61, the victory Joe Biden, 77, and Kamala Harris, 56, is a clear expression of the general will of the people. The incumbent president of Argentina was one of the world leaders who took to Twitter to congratulate the Democratic Party members.

On January 20, 2021, Biden and Harris will be inaugurated as the 46th president and 49th vice president of the United States, respectively. In the 2020 U.S. presidential election, they defeated their respective Republican opponents Donald Trump, 74, and Mike Pence, 61, who were seeking reelection.

The 2020 U.S. presidential election was held on November 3, 2020 amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It was the country’s the 59th quadrennial presidential election.

Biden is the 47th U.S. vice president. He was in office from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017 along with 44th U.S. president Barack Obama, 59.


At age 78, Biden will be the oldest man to be inaugurated as the U.S. president. He received more than 74 million votes, making him the elected president with the most votes in U.S. history.

Harris, who is of Jamaican and Indian descent, is making history, as well. She is the first female, first Asian, first black and first Caribbean U.S. vice president.

From January 3, 2011 to January 3, 2017, Harris served as the attorney general of California, USA. She assumed office as U.S. senator from California on January 3, 2017, making her the first South Asian American and the second African American woman to serve in the U.S. senate.


Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 2, 1959, Fernández is the son of Celia Pérez. He barely knew his biological father and considers Perez’s second husband Judge Carlos Pelagio Galíndez as his true father.

In 1983, Fernández earned his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires. He served as Argentina’s superintendent of insurance from August 1, 1989 to December 8, 1995, the legislator of the city of Buenos Aires from August 7, 2000 to May 25, 2003 and the chief of the cabinet of ministers from May 25, 2003 to July 2008.

Fernández was married to his fellow University of Buenos Aires alum Marcela Luchetti from 1993 to 2005. He has been in a relationship with journalist and actress Fabiola Yáñez, 39, since 2014.

In the 2019 Argentine general election, Fernández won the presidency with 48.24 percent of the vote. He defeated Mauricio Macri, 61, and Roberto Lavagna, 78, who received 40.28 percent and 6.14 percent of the vote, respectively.

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