The elected president Javier Milei and the outgoing president, Alberto Fernández, held a meeting at Quinta de Olivos. It was the first meeting within the framework of the transition.
After hours of intense communications between leaders of the outgoing Government and La Libertad Avanza, the president-elect, Javier Milei, held a meeting with Alberto Fernández at Quinta de Olivos, which represents the formal beginning of the transition after Sunday’s runoff. .
According to national media, Milei arrived early in the morning at Quinta de Olivos to have breakfast with the outgoing president, in the first formal meeting between the two. Milei left from the Hotel Libertador at 7:32.
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Fernández and Milei had held a brief telephone conversation on Sunday – facilitated by deputy Eduardo Valdés and Guillermo Francos, future Minister of the Interior -, which had fueled the possibility that the face-to-face meeting would take place on Monday, but that did not happen. .
On the contrary. What happened yesterday was that the president-elect announced the main names of his cabinet. He confirmed that the lawyer Mariano Cúneo Libarona will be Minister of Justice; Carolina Píparo, former Buenos Aires gubernatorial candidate for La Libertad Avanza, will lead the ANSES; Sandra Petovello will be Minister of Human Capital, and Diana Mondino will be in charge of the Foreign Ministry.
Also, and in dialogue with journalist Eduardo Feinman on Mitre radio, he maintained that both Florencio Randazzo and Luis “Toto” Caputo “will be part of the team,” while praising Federico Sturzenegger, the economist who held the presidency of the Central Bank during the management of Mauricio Macri, whose name is heard for the Ministry of Economy. Along these lines, he also added the name of another economist linked to the PRO: Luciano Laspina.
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The official communication
“This morning, President Alberto Fernández received the President-elect, Javier Milei. The meeting took place at the presidential residence in Olivos, to begin the process of institutional transition between the teams designated by both in the different areas of government,” he said. a statement released by the spokesperson for the Presidency, Gabriela Cerruti, which was spread on social networks.
Along with the communication, a photo of the meeting was published, in which both can be seen sitting in a sector of the Olivos Residence around a small table.
Official sources stated that the meeting between Fernández and Milei was confirmed in the last hours.
Milei left from the Hotel Libertador, located at 690 Córdoba Avenue in downtown Buenos Aires, heading to the Olivos residence without making any statements to the press, and along the way he stopped at a traffic light and greeted a group of boys who were traveling in a bus.
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The future president attended the meeting along with Nicolás Posse, who was announced yesterday as the next Chief of Staff of the LLA government.
In a statement released yesterday on the social network
“Until December 10, President Alberto Fernández and the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, are constitutionally responsible for the situation of Argentines,” they stated from the Milei space.
The libertarian economist was the winner in Sunday’s runoff with 55.69% of the votes, which left him with an advantage of 11.4 points over the ruling party’s candidate, Sergio Massa.