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Massa weighs departure from government following election loss


Nov 20, 2023

Following his defeat in the second round of Sunday’s presidential election, Sergio Massa, Argentina’s Economy Minister, is considering whether to request leave from office. However, he will not make any decisions until a meeting between current President Alberto Fernández and incoming President Javier Milei. Official sources have confirmed this information to EFE Agency.

Masa is currently waiting for the scheduled meeting with his economic cabinet at the Ministry of Economy. The date of this meeting has not been specified. However, it is anticipated that the Fernández-Milei meeting will take place on Monday, which is a public holiday in Argentina. The location of this meeting has yet to be determined.

Fernández and Milei are expected to meet at the presidential residence in Olivos on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Milei won the elections with 55.69% of the votes against government leader Massa, who received 44.30%. He is set to assume office on December 10th.

After conceding defeat, Massa spoke out and congratulated Milei on his victory while proposing mechanisms for linking and transitioning democratic change to him and President Fernández. Meanwhile, Milei criticized the Fernández government for leaving behind an economy that was on its way to hyperinflation and facing problems in the exchange market, relative prices, and debts.

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