Javier Milei assumed the position of president of Argentina this Sunday, in a short ceremony in Congress where the outgoing president, Alberto Fernández, gave him the sash and cane, attributes of the first magistrate.
The session began after 11:00 am, local time, with the opening session of the Legislative Assembly, with the succession of the presidency as the only item on the agenda.
The outgoing vice president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, began the session with the national anthem and then gave way to the reading of the resolution declaring Milei’s inauguration. When the first article was read, shouts of “Freedom, Freedom, Freedom” broke out in the room, in support of the libertarian.
Fernández de Kirchner explained that the event consisted of three moments: first the commissions met for the reception and protocol actions, then Milei took the oath, together with his vice president Victoria Villarruel, in addition to delivering the attributes of Alberto Fernandez’s command. Finally, the room was led by officers.
Milei, who promised a “change of time” in Argentina, began a twist of protocol, because he refrained from speaking in front of Congress, however, he went to the steps of Congress to sending a message to the Nation in front of the people who support him, the same way US presidents usually do outside the Capitol.
When he arrived at the Congress, Milei was received by Fernández de Kirchner, who accompanied him to sign the book of distinguished guests, where the libertarian wrote the motto of the campaign that brought him to power: “Long live freedom, curse. “
Later and in front of the Bible, Milei swore: “To defend for God and for the country, these holy gospels, to fulfill with loyalty and patriotism the position of president of the Argentine Nation and to observe and ensure that it faithfully obeyed, in what depends upon me.” , the Constitution of the Nation of Argentina. Yes, I swear.”
Vice President-elect Victoria Villarruel was also sworn in and then, after a few brief words, the handover ceremony ended.
Among those present at Milei’s inauguration ceremony were the King of Spain, Felipe VI; the presidents of Armenia, Vahagn Khachaturian; Chile, Gabiel Boric; Ecuador, Daniel Noboa; Paraguay, James Rock; Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou; of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
(Taken from RT in Spanish)