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¿Cómo controla sus nervios y ansiedad la presidenta argentina? o ¿en qué situación se encuentra la afección gastrointestinal de Néstor Kirchner?, son algunos de los datos que se reclaman

ID: 242255
Date: 2009-12-31 14:55:00
Origin: 09STATE132349
Source: Secretary of State
Classification: SECRET//NOFORN
Dunno:
Destination: VZCZCXYZ0010
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DE RUEHC #2349 3651459
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
R 311455Z DEC 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES 0374

S E C R E T STATE 132349

NOFORN
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/31/2034
TAGS: PINR, PGOV, AR
SUBJECT: (C/NF) ARGENTINA: KIRCHNER INTERPERSONAL
DYNAMICS (C-AL9-02612)

Classified By: ELISSA G. PITTERLE, DIRECTOR, INR/OPS. REASON: 1.4(C).

1. (S/NF) WASHINGTON ANALYSTS ARE INTERESTED IN ARGENTINE
LEADERSHIP DYNAMICS, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARDS TO CRISTINA
FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER AND NESTOR KIRCHNER. DRAWING ON
PREVIOUS REPORTING, AND BUILDING UPON OUR OWN ANALYTIC
ASSESSMENTS, WE ARE CURRENTLY PREPARING A WRITTEN PRODUCT
EXAMINING THE INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS BETWEEN THE GOVERNING
TANDEM. WE HAVE A MUCH MORE SOLID UNDERSTANDING OF NESTOR
KIRCHNER'S STYLE AND PERSONALITY THAN WE DO OF CRISTINA
FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER AND WE WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP A MORE
WELL-ROUNDED VIEW OF CRISTINA FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER'S
PERSONALITY. AS POST,S TIME AND RESOURCES ALLOW AND TO THE
EXTENT POST HAS ACCESS TO THIS TYPE OF INFORMATION, WE WOULD
WELCOME ANY INSIGHT INTO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. MANY
THANKS, AND REGARDS FROM WASHINGTON.

A. (U) MENTAL STATE AND HEALTH:

1) (S/NF) HOW IS CRISTINA FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER MANAGING
HER NERVES AND ANXIETY? HOW DOES STRESS AFFECT HER BEHAVIOR
TOWARD ADVISORS AND/OR HER DECISIONMAKING? WHAT STEPS DOES
CRISTINA FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER OR HER ADVISERS/HANDLERS, TAKE
IN HELPING HER DEAL WITH STRESS? IS SHE TAKING ANY
MEDICATIONS? UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES IS SHE BEST ABLE TO
HANDLE STRESSES? HOW DO CRISTINA FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER,S
EMOTIONS AFFECT HER DECISIONMAKING AND HOW DOES SHE CALM DOWN
WHEN DISTRESSED?

2) (S/NF) WHAT IS THE STATUS OF NESTOR KIRCHNER'S
GASTROINTESTINAL ILLNESS? DOES IT CONTINUE TO BOTHER HIM? IS
HE TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS? LONG KNOWN FOR HIS TEMPER, HAS
NESTOR KIRCHNER DEMONSTRATED A GREATER TENDENCY TO SHIFT
BETWEEN EMOTIONAL EXTREMES? WHAT ARE MOST COMMON TRIGGERS TO
NESTOR KIRCHNER'S ANGER?

B. (U) POLITICAL VIEWS:

1) (S/NF) WHEN DEALING WITH PROBLEMS, DOES CRISTINA
FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER TAKE A STRATEGIC, BIG PICTURE OUTLOOK,
OR DOES SHE PREFER TO TAKE A TACTICAL VIEW? DOES SHE VIEW
CIRCUMSTANCES IN BLACK AND WHITE OR IN NUANCED TERMS? DOES
SHE SHARE NESTOR KIRCHNER'S ADVERSARIAL VIEW OF POLITICS OR
DOES SHE ATTEMPT TO MODERATE HIS HEAVY-HANDED POLITICAL STYLE?

C. (U) ON THE JOB:

1) (S/NF) HOW DO CRISTINA FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER AND NESTOR
KIRCHNER DIVIDE UP THEIR DAY? ON WHICH ISSUES DOES CRISTINA
FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER TAKE THE LEAD AND WHICH ISSUES DOES SHE
LEAVE TO NESTOR KIRCHNER?

2. (U) PLEASE CITE C-AL9-02612 IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF
REPORTING IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS.
CLINTON