Javier Milei meets with Fernández to begin presidential transition in Argentina

Javier Milei meets with Fernández to begin presidential transition in Argentina
Javier Milei meets with Fernández to begin presidential transition in Argentina

The transition to the Government that will take office on December 10 began this Tuesday in Argentina with a meeting of almost two and a half hours between the president, Alberto Fernández, and the elected president, Javier Milei, at the Quinta de Olivos (presidential residence).

The leader of La Libertad Avanza (right) arrived after 8:15 local time at the presidential residence, located in the province of Buenos Aires, north of the Argentine capital, and left at 11:07 local time, in a private vehicle.

“The meeting was held at the Olivos presidential residence with the aim of beginning the institutional transition process between the teams designated by both in the different areas of government,” reported the statement released by the Presidency of Argentina.

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The meeting between the president-elect and the Peronist leader was scheduled for 8:30 local time.

The official statement was released along with a photo that shows Fernández and Milei, serious, sitting in a gallery on the villa, in front of a low table with glasses of water and in the background the garden of the presidential residence, at 9:24 a.m., on the X (formerly Twitter) account of the presidential spokesperson, Gabriela Cerruti.

The two-paragraph text only reported that Fernández had hosted the meeting with Milei, “who will assume his constitutional functions at the head of the National Executive Branch” from December 10.

(Read also: Javier Milei: the critical situation of the economy, its main challenge in Argentina)

Milei attended the meeting from the Hotel Libertador, where his campaign ‘bunker’ has been installed for weeks, along with Nicolás Posse, the strong man of his campaign and who could be his chief of staff.

Initially this meeting was going to be held on Monday, a holiday in Argentina, but the president-elect’s campaign team confirmed that it would not take place.

Milei won the second round of the presidential elections on Sunday against the official candidate and current Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, who this Monday presented the team he trusts that will assume the economic transition.

With 99.28% of tables counted and a participation of 76.31%, the leader of La Libertad Avanza obtained almost 14.5 million votes, 55.69%, while the candidate for Unión por la Patria (Peronism ) was left with 11.5 million votes (44.30%).

(You can read: Javier Milei: these are the most explosive phrases of the new president of Argentina)

Argentina is impatiently waiting for this transition to take place along normal lines given the situation the country is going through.

In addition, there is a lot of expectation for the behavior of the stock and currency markets in Argentina this Tuesday, in the first business session since Milei won on Sunday, a libertarian economist who has defended the dollarization of the economy and the closure of the Central Bank, among other important economic measures.

With an interannual inflation of 142.7%, 40.1% poverty and an exchange rate gap of 200%, the country’s economic situation requires urgent measures to restore tranquility to a society that voted for a radical change for the period 2023-2027. .


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