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Kirchner Takes Argentine Presidency as Menem Drops Out

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Kirchner Takes Argentine Presidency as Menem Drops Out

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Kirchner Takes Argentine Presidency as Menem Drops Out

Kirchner Takes Argentine Presidency as Menem Drops Out

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Former Argentine President Carlos Menem pulls out of the presidential race, clearing the way for candidate Nestor Kirchner to be the country's next president. Kirchner, governor of Santa Cruz province in Patagonia, will lead the country as Argentines continue to struggle in the aftermath of the economic collapse more than a year ago. Hear NPR's Martin Kaste.

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