Fernández and Milei meet for the first time before the transition in Argentina – El Sol de México

The transition to the Government that will take over Javier Milei next December 10th began this Tuesday in Argentina with a meeting of almost two and a half hours with the president, Alberto Fernandezin the Quinta de Olivos (presidential residence).

The leader of Freedom Advances (far-right) arrived after 8:15 local time (11:15 GMT), at the presidential residence, located in the province of Buenos Aires, north of the Argentine capital, and left at 11:07 local time (13 :07 GMT), in a private vehicle.

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“The meeting was held at the presidential residence of Olivos 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.

The meeting between the president-elect and the Peronist leader was scheduled for 8:30 local time (11:30 GMT).

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The official statement was released along with a photo showing Fernandez and Mileiserious, sitting in a gallery on the fifth floor, 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. (12:24 GMT) on the X account (formerly Twitter ) 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.

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

With 99.28 percent of tables scrutinized and a participation of 76.31 percent, the leader of La Libertad Avanza obtained just over 14 million votes55.69 percent, while the candidate from Unión por la Patria (Peronism) was left with just over 11 million votes44.30 percent.

Argentina He impatiently hopes that this transition will take place along normal lines given the situation the country is going through.

There is a lot of expectation for the behavior of the stock and currency markets in Argentina this Tuesday, the first business session since Milei, a libertarian economist who has defended the dollarization of the economy and the closure of the Central Bankamong other important economic measures.

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With an interannual inflation of 142.7 percent, 40.1 percent poverty and an exchange gap of 200 percent, the economic situation of the country demands urgent measures to restore peace of mind to a society that voted for a radical change for the period 2023-2027.


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