Hilda González de Duhalde

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Hilda González de Duhalde
Kirchner y Chiche Duhalde.jpg
Hilda Duhalde with Nestor Kirchner in December 2005
Argentine Senator
for Buenos Aires Province
In office
December 10, 2005 – December 10, 2011
Serving with José Pampuro and Eric Calcagno
First Lady of Argentina
In office
January 2, 2002 – May 25, 2003
President Eduardo Duhalde
Preceded by María Alicia Mazzarino
Succeeded by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies from Buenos Aires
In office
December 10, 1997 – December 10, 2005
Personal details
Born (1946-10-14)October 14, 1946
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spouse(s) Eduardo Duhalde (m. 1971-Present)

Hilda Beatriz González de Duhalde, widely known as Chiche Duhalde, (born October 14, 1946) is a politician in Argentina. She served as a Senator for Buenos Aires Province, and as the First Lady during the government of her husband, President Eduardo Duhalde.

Biography[edit]

González de Duhalde was born in Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires Province, and studied to become a teacher. She has five children with her husband. She assisted her husband in his political career and took on several public positions in family and women's policy.

In 1997 Duhalde was elected a National Deputy for Buenos Aires Province, serving again between 2003 and 2005.

During the interim Presidency of her husband, she acted as Minister of Social Welfare and ran the country's food aid programme, a key role in the aftermath of the country's economic crisis.

A member of the Justicialist Party (PJ), Duhalde has nevertheless opposed the government of fellow Peronists Néstor Kirchner. However the official PJ candidate in Buenos Aires Province district for the 2005 senatorial elections, Hilda Duhalde came second to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who was to become President of Argentina two years later.

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