|Preceded by Daniel Roman Peralta|
Preceded by Daniel Sartor
Siblings Nestor Kirchner
President Nestor Kirchner
Spouse Elvio Macchia
|Succeeded by Carolina Stanley|
Role Argentine Politician
Preceded by Juan Carlos Nadalich
Name Alicia Kirchner
Nieces Florencia Kirchner
|President Nestor Kirchner
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner|
Parents Nestor Kirchner, Maria Juana Ostoic Dragnic
Education University of Buenos Aires, National University of General San Martin
Similar People Nestor Kirchner, Maximo Kirchner, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Florencio Randazzo, Anibal Fernandez
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Alicia Margarita Kirchner (born July 18, 1946) is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician. She is the elder sister of the late former President Néstor Kirchner and served in his government as Minister of Social Development, a role which she held under President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, her sister-in-law, until the end of her presidential term on December 9, 2015. On December 10, 2015, she was sworn in as the governor of the Province of Santa Cruz.
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- Macri y Alicia Kirchner juntos en Santa Cruz Caf de la tarde
Macri y Alicia Kirchner juntos en Santa Cruz - Café de la tarde
Kirchner worked as a teacher and social worker, holding a PhD in social work. From 1975 to 1983 she served as a sub-secretary of social action in her native Santa Cruz Province. From 1987 to 1990 she was a minister in the municipality of Río Gallegos, leading on public health, education, culture, social action, recreation and sport. For a few months in 1990, and again between 1991 and 1995 she served as provincial minister for social affairs, under her brother who had been elected governor of Santa Cruz.
She resigned in 1995 to stand for Mayor of Río Gallegos but lost and worked in the Argentine Senate advising on education and family matters, returning to her ministerial position between 1997 and 2003.
In May 2003 Néstor Kirchner became President and appointed his sister to his cabinet in a similar position she had held under him at provincial level.
In December 2005, Kirchner was elected to the Argentine Senate as senator for Santa Cruz Province for the Front for Victory faction, replacing her sister-in-law Cristina Fernández de Kirchner who stood in Buenos Aires Province. From her senate seat in a few months she steered two important social development matters through the Senate and was widely seen as still holding great influence in the ministry.  However, in August 2006 she returned to her former position in the cabinet replacing Juan Carlos Nadalich, leaving her senate seat vacant during a leave of absence.
Kirchner was touted as a likely Front for Victory candidate to be governor of Santa Cruz in the 2007 elections, with fellow minister Julio de Vido as the other possible candidate mentioned.  President Kirchner's re-appointment of his sister to his cabinet was seen in some quarters as an initial show of support for her as candidate.  Ultimately, however, Kirchner remained a minister following the 2007 elections (and Daniel Peralta became governor of Santa Cruz).
In 2015, Kirchner ran as a FpV gubernatorial candidate again under the "Siempre Santa Cruz" slate with Pablo Gonzalez as running mate, winning the governorship with 51,797 votes, defeating the rival FpV slate "Santa Cruz Somos Todos" and other party candidates. Former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her son Máximo Kirchner flew from Buenos Aires on December 10, 2015 to attend Alicia Kirchner's swearing-in ceremony.
Alicia Kirchner also founded La Corriente de Liberación Nacional (KOLINA), a national political activist organization, on July 20, 2010.