A federal court in Argentina has found Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner guilty in a high-profile corruption case, sentencing the influential politician to six years in prison and disqualifying her from holding public office.
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President Alberto Fernández revealed the gun was loaded with five bullets, but failed to fire when triggered.
Television footage showed that no shots were fired after a man pointed a gun at Fernandez in the middle of a crowd. Local media said that the attacker may be Brazilian, Fernando Andres Sabag Montiel.
Prosecutor Diego Luciani accused Fernandez de Kirchner, a still-influential voice for the left wing of the ruling Peronist party, of defrauding the state and involvement in a scheme to divert public funds during her two terms as president between 2007 and 2015.
Mr Guzmán stepped down after a week of economic turmoil, with the Argentine peso sliding against the dollar. Argentina is struggling with 60% inflation and a weak currency, as well as global food and energy price rises.
Argentina's main opposition party held leads in the country's capital and the important province of Buenos Aires in congressional primary elections on Sunday, early results showed, indicating a strong challenge to the ruling Peronist coalition..