Yesterday afternoon, President Alberto Fernández swore in Santiago Maggiotti as the new Minister of Territorial Development and Habitat, replacing Jorge Ferraresi, during a ceremony attended by a large number of mayors from Greater Buenos Aires.

“For my old man, yes I swear”, was the phrase used by the new holder of the portfolio during the ceremony that took place at the Casa Rosada Bicentennial Museum, which was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. but began almost an hour after.

After Maggiotti took office, Fernández dedicated some moving words to the outgoing minister: “All my gratitude for your effort and dedication. I appreciate the enormous work you did. I know you will enjoy yourself in Avellaneda but we will always have you close” .

In a press conference with accredited media at the Casa Rosada, Maggiotti stated that he will bequeath to the ministry to “continue the task” begun with Ferraresi, with the aim that “housing is a policy guaranteed by the State.”

“We have built 60,000 homes, we are going to continue with the 140,000 projected for 2023 and 71,000 loans have been delivered,” said the national official, highlighting the “importance of home construction, which is also an economic and generation tool.” of employment”.

In the first row were the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, and the ministers Eduardo de Pedro (Interior), Carla Vizzotti (Health), Martín Soria (Justice), Gabriel Katopodis (Public Works), Victoria Tolosa Paz (Social Development), Aníbal Fernández (Security), Alexis Guerrera (Transport) and Tristán Bauer (Culture).

Governors Alberto Rodríguez Saá (San Luis), Raúl Jalil (Catamarca) and Osvaldo Jaldo (Tucumán) were also present, along with the spokesperson for the Presidency, Gabriela Cerruti; the Secretary General of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello; the Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Mercedes Marcó del Pont; the Treasury Attorney, Carlos Zannini; and the head of Argentine Water and Sanitation, Malena Galmarini, among other leaders of the ruling party.