The presidential elections in Argentina are coming up this year in October and the current president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has yet to announce whether she will be running for re-election or not. Given her 25 point increase in approval rating, most Argentinians are assuming that President Fernandez will not just run for office, but that she will also win the election. Her increased approval ratings are mainly a consequence of the strong economy and the wave of sympathy that she has received as a result of, Néstor Kirchner, her husband's death. Mr. Kirchner was also her predecessor which makes the people more sympathetic towards the widowed current president. Nevertheless, there are those critics who claim that her indecision is a political tactic dubbed as a "clamour operation", which would allow her to maintain her high approval ratings for as long as possible. According to the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Argentina’s GDP expanded by 8.4% last year, which is yet another incentive for Ms. Fernandez to run. In addition, she does not face strong opposition from any particular groups. Several potential candidates for the presidency have dropped out, leaving only a few who currently poll in the single digits.