After the terrible setback that the government suffered on Saturday with the resignation of Martín Guzmán, Alberto Fernández swore in Silvia Batakis, who took over at the Ministry of Economy.
What was obvious to everyone is that Fernández did not make even the slightest mention of Guzmán, not even to make public his gratitude for the work of the outgoing official. During the Jura there were no major speeches by either the president or Batakis, but at the end of the ceremony in the White Room, the new head of the Palacio de Hacienda moved to the Patio de las Palmeras to speak with the press.
There he said: “We are convinced that Argentina’s course has to do with the fiscal management of our accounts and continue with the economic program that the President came marking”
He also assured that his management will aim to “release the enormous amount of resources that our country has and make it available for the path of growth.” He also added: “we want to have a federal view that includes all Argentines”
Finally, he thanked the support of Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (who was not present during the ceremony) and the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo de Pedro.