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Argentina vice president survives assassination attempt – Chosun Ilbo : Daily News from Korea

Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner survived an assassination attempt.

The assailant pointed a gun at her at point-blank range on Thursday, but failed to fire.

“A man put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger,” President Alberto Fernandez said in a nationally televised address. Video of the botched shooting shows the gun almost touching Christina Fernandez’s face.

Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez speaks in front of her home in Buenos Aires on August 27, 2022. /AP

When the vice president, who faces corruption allegations from his time as president of Argentina from 2007 to 2015, returns home after a day in court and is surrounded by supporters She denied all charges.

President Fernandez said the assassination attempt was “the most serious incident since the restoration of democracy in 1983”.

“We can disagree, we can have deep disagreements, but hate speech is not allowed because it encourages violence and democracy and violence cannot coexist. ‘ he said.

Authorities have arrested the perpetrators but have not released their identities.

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