Macri sworn in as Argentina president

macri– 10 December 2015
Mauricio Macri has been sworn in as president of Argentina, in a ceremony boycotted by his predecessor, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
The centre-right Mr Macri took the oath of office in Congress and after that in his inaugural speech said he would work for all Argentines.
He vowed to deal with poverty, corruption and drug trafficking, and pledged to end fight in politics.
Ms Fernandez boycotted the inauguration in a row over the venue.
Mr Macri, 56, informed Congress: “As president I wish to be a citizen who can interact with all Argentines.
“Politics for me is not a competition to see who’s got the larger ego. It’s working together for the good of the people.”.
He promised to work “tirelessly for you in these coming 4 years”.
Late on Wednesday Ms Fernandez had bid goodbye to advocates in an emotional speech, urging people to take to the streets if they felt betrayed by the brand-new centre-right government.
This is the very first time because the end of the military dictatorship in 1983 that a president has actually not participated in the inauguration of a successor.
The conservative Mr Macri thrived in last month’s election, assuring to move from a largely state-controlled economy under the leftist Ms Fernandez to one that is more totally free market-orientated, easing trade and currency controls.
He has actually likewise guaranteed to enhance relations with the United States.
In his speech in Congress he said: “We’ve got to take confrontation out of the centre of politics. With battling no-one wins, with dialogue, everyone wins.
He said those who had actually elected him desired 3 goals – zero poverty, an end to drug trafficking and the unity of all Argentines.
To applause, he stated he desired a judiciary cleaned of its political associations.
Mr Macri has actually now taken a trip to the presidential palace to receive the sash and baton of office.
Ms Fernandez had insisted that the handover of the symbols of office need to also occur in Congress, where her celebration holds a bulk of seats.
She said this was a custom established by her and her partner and predecessor in workplace, Nestor Kirchner.
‘Best and worst’ of Fernandez – media round-up.
The Buenos Aires Herald states Ms Fernandez’s last day revealed her “at both her best and her worst” with a “display of petty political mischief” but with “a grip on the popular imagination”. She is “leaving not with fond memories but with a rallying cry”, it concludes.
La Prensa explains Ms Fernandez’s failure to manage the handover ceremony as “a loss without precedents” and “a bitter lesson found out too late”, building that brand-new president is now firmly “in control”.
Left-wing paper Pagina 12 is more considerate, revealing pictures of the huge crowds of advocates gathered in the Plaza de Mayo, in addition to the headline: “The Hug”.
In Brazil, right-wing magazine Veja writes of “the follies of Cristina Kirchner” while Chile’s El Mercurio states Mr Macri is taking power “surrounded by debate”.
Mr Macri argued that according to governmental protocol, the handover ought to be kept in the palace, as it did before 2003.
Regional media reported that Mr Macri’s choice was most likely driven not just by tradition however also by a concern that fans of Ms Fernandez might disrupt the ceremony in Congress.
After Ms Fernandez decreased to participate in the events, Mr Macri’s party looked for a court injunction affirming that her term ended at midnight on Wednesday.
Ms Fernandez told her fans on Wednesday night: “I cannot speak long because at midnight I become a pumpkin.”.
BBC News – World.