The elected president of Argentina, Javier Mileiwent this Tuesday to the Quinta de Olivos (presidential residence) to meet with the current president, Alberto Fernándezand begin the transition to the government that will take office on December 10.

The leader of La Libertad Avanza (extreme right) He traveled in a private vehicle from Hotel Libertador in Buenos Aires, where his campaign bunker has been installed for weeks.and arrived after 8:15 a.m. (11:15 a.m. GMT) at the presidential residence, located in Buenos Aires province, north of the capital.

Milei attended the meeting with Nicolás Posse, the strongman of his campaign and who could be his chief of staff.

Speech by Javier Milei, new President of Argentina

The meeting was initially scheduled to take place on Monday, a public holiday in Argentina, but the president-elect’s campaign team eventually confirmed that it would not take place.

From 8:30 am (11:30 GMT), the incumbent president and the president-elect held this meeting that marks the start of the transition.

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

With 99.28% of the 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) 11.5 million votes left (44.30%).

How feasible is it for Milei to implement the proposals he promises to transform Argentina?

Argentina is eagerly waiting for this transition to take place along normal lines, given the situation the country finds itself in.

There are many expectations about the behavior of Argentina’s stock and currency markets this Tuesday, 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. other economic measures.

With an annual inflation rate of 142.7%, 40.1% poverty and an exchange rate differential of 200%, the country’s economic situation requires urgent measures to restore calm to a society that has called for a radical change for the period 2023-2027 voted. (JO)