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Stories for November 20th 2023

  • Monday, November 20th 2023 - 15:38 UTC

    China congratulates president elect Milei and wishes to continue working with Argentina

    The Chinese satellite tracking station in Neuquen allegedly run by the Chinese National Space Agency, but banned for all Argentines entering the premises

    China said on Monday it would continue working with Argentina, congratulating president-elect Javier Milei on his victory, after he had vowed on the campaign trail to cut ties communists countries, that ignore freeedom, and specifically named Beijing and Brazil's Lula.

  • Monday, November 20th 2023 - 15:29 UTC

    EU promises a Milei government cooperation and hopes for a quick ratification of the Mercosur/EU trade deal

    “Congratulations to Argentina's new president-elect Javier Milei for his victory”.  the European Council president Charles Michael said

    European Union officials on Monday congratulated liberal economist Javier Milei on his Sunday windfall election as Argentina's president, with European Council president Charles Michel describing Buenos Aires as a “close partner” and hoping the EU/Mercosur trade deal will be finally ratified.

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  • Monday, November 20th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Alberto Fernández meeting with Javier Milei to kick off transition

    With no sitting economy minister, who will run the country's finances during the transition? Milei and Fernández need first of all to answer that

    Despite the Nov. 20 national holiday in Argentina, President Alberto Ferfnández is expected to show up for work Monday and hold his first meeting with President-elect Javier Milei to finalize the details of the transition toward the Dec. 10 inauguration. “I trust that tomorrow we can start working with Milei to ensure an orderly transition,” wrote the head of state on social networks. It was yet to be determined whether the encounter would be at Casa Rosada, at the Olivos presidential residency, or elsewhere.

  • Monday, November 20th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Javier Milei to become Argentina's next president

    Sergio Massa acknowledged defeat from the campaign bunker in front of hundreds of long faces

    The ruling party's presidential candidate and current Minister of Economy of Argentina, Sergio Massa, acknowledged on Sunday the victory of his libertarian and far-right contender, Javier Milei, in the second round of elections in the country. The candidate of Libertad Avanza surpassed Massa in the ballotage by almost 11 points. The support received in the interior of the country, especially in Córdoba and Mendoza, was decisive, it was reported.

  • Monday, November 20th 2023 - 09:36 UTC

    Leaders and diplomats congratulate Milei on his win

    “Brazil will always be available to work together with our Argentine brothers,” said Lula

    Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay were among those Sunday who congratulated Javier Milei on his victory over Sergio Massa at the runoff elections in Argentina. Also joining the celebrations were Uruguayan Vice President Beatriz Argimón and US Ambassador to Buenos Aires Marc Stanley.

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  • Monday, November 20th 2023 - 09:11 UTC

    Milei: Reconstructing Argentina starts today

    “We know that there are people who will resist,” Milei admitted

    Upon accepting his victory and the challenge ahead, President-elect Javier Milei of La Libertad Avanza said Sunday that “today begins the reconstruction of Argentina” after Sergio Massa of the ruling Unión por la Patria (UP) conceded defeat at the runoff.

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  • Monday, November 20th 2023 - 08:16 UTC

    Massa acknowledges defeat, seeks leave as economy minister

    Massa took over the Economy Ministry in August 2022 amid a strong crisis

    After acknowledging defeat and warning in a public speech that starting Monday “the responsibility of giving certainty on the economic performance” of Argentine would be up to President-elect Javier Milei, it became known in Buenos Aires that Sergio Massa would take a leave of absence as economy minister, allegedly to allow for a smoother transition.