Daniel Scioli is one of the few officials appointed by Alberto Fernández who will continue to be managed by Javier Milei. This good agreement between the libertarian and the Brazilian ambassador was shown this Sunday during Milei’s greeting to the foreign delegations at the Casa Rosada.
“You’re not Brazilian,” the new president said to Scioli in the Casa Rosada, after greeting the foreign representatives who arrived in the country to witness his inauguration.
When Scioli entered the White Room, Milei was surprised because until then only foreign leaders paraded. Always laughing, Milei told the ambassador and then hugged him.
After those actions, They have a short conversation.
The two have known each other for years, since Milei knew how to advise Scioli through the Acordar Foundationwhere he was chief economist when in 2015 the former governor of Buenos Aires supported his presidential candidacy.
The former vice president and former governor headed the Argentine Embassy in Brasilia since the first months of Fernandez’s administration, since he took charge of that destiny in June 2020.
During the crisis of 2022, he returned to Buenos Aires to become Minister of Production for less than two months, but after the assumption of Sergio Massa as head of the Ministry of Economy, he returned to the same diplomatic headquarters, where he has one of the best performances of the current president’s political ambassadors.
During 2023, he was associated with the idea of seeking a presidential nomination for the ruling party, but in the end fell to the harsh internal treatment of the former Frente de Todos and kept his place at the Argentine diplomatic headquarters in Brazil .
The continuation of the former motonaut was confirmed on November 26 when the designated chancellor of Milei, Diana Mondino, traveled to Brasilia to bring the official invitation of Luiz Lula da Silva to the inauguration of the president in Buenos Aires.
Scioli belongs to the limited group of officials from the administration of Alberto Fernández to continuen public administration during Milei’s leadership.
Along with Scioli, this group includes, among others, Marco Lavagna – who will continue to lead the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses – and Flavia Royón – who left the Ministry of Energy and Mining lands – as survivors of the previous Government .