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Tag: Argentina ceremonial baton

  • Saturday, December 5th 2015 - 07:58 UTC

    Argentina's presidential baton, sash, Zamba and a last minute protocol soap opera

    Mauricio Macri wants to receive the presidential baton and sash from outgoing President Cristina Fernandez in government house, Casa Rosada

    A growing spat between Argentina's outgoing president and president elect over inauguration day logistics took a strange turn Friday, with the silversmith responsible for crafting a ceremonial baton saying an assistant was threatened by possible police action, and fears the whole transfer ceremony could turn into a shouting contest between supporters from the two groupings.