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Argentina with an acting president for 12 hours until Macri takes the oath

Wednesday, December 9th 2015 - 21:17 UTC
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Senate leader, Federico Pinedo, will be Argentina's acting president from the  end of Cristina Fernandez's term, 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, and Macri's inauguration. Senate leader, Federico Pinedo, will be Argentina's acting president from the end of Cristina Fernandez's term, 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, and Macri's inauguration.
Judge Maria Servini de Cubria praised the precautionary measure requested by Macri, to be considered president before he takes the oath of office Judge Maria Servini de Cubria praised the precautionary measure requested by Macri, to be considered president before he takes the oath of office

An Argentine federal judge ruled Wednesday that the mandate of President-elect Mauricio Macri is to begin at midnight, though he will not officially be head of state until he takes the oath of office 12 hours later.

 The leader of the Senate, Federico Pinedo, will be the country's acting president between the end of incumbent Cristina Fernandez's term - at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday - and Macri's inauguration.

Judge Maria Servini de Cubria praised the precautionary measure requested by Macri, the leader of the conservative Cambiemos alliance, to be considered president before he takes the oath of office, the Legal Information Center said on its Web page.

Even so, the center said that Macri and Vice President-elect Gabriela Michetti will only officially take office once they are sworn in before Congress.

The measure was requested by Cambiemos to resolve the open feud between the outgoing and incoming governments over where the investiture ceremony - and the passing on of the symbols of power, namely the presidential sash and baton - would take place.

Macri had wanted the ceremony to take place in the Casa Rosada presidential residence, but Cristina Fernandez had insisted that it take place in Congress, where her party holds a majority. Nevertheless, Fernandez decided not to attend her successor's inauguration ceremony.

This will be the first time since the end of the military dictatorship in 1983 that a president has not attended the inauguration of an elected successor.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • The Voice

    Unbelievable! Oh… I dont know though.. Consistent childish behavoir :-)

    Dec 09th, 2015 - 09:37 pm 0
  • ElaineB

    Yes, as with the refusal to hand over the official CasaRosadaAR Twitter account that I posted about in another thread. It is not CFK's twitter account but the official account of the government of Argentina, so her changing the name is ridiculous.

    ‪#‎CFKVerguenzaMundial‬ is now trending.

    Dec 09th, 2015 - 09:54 pm 0
  • bushpilot

    OK, mandate begins at midnight, head of state begins 12 hours later.

    How is this ruling, or “precautionary measure”, related to where the investiture ceremony end up taking place? I know they each want it to happen in a different place.

    I'm not able to follow this article at all, can somebody straighten me out?

    Dec 10th, 2015 - 01:19 am 0
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