The presidential election in Argentina has left its economy minister, Sergio Massa, contemplating whether to resign from office. However, he will hold off on any decision until a meeting between President Alberto Fernández and the president-elect, Javier Milei.
The confirmation of this was received by EFE Agency from official sources. It is not yet known whether a scheduled meeting between Massa and his economic cabinet at the Ministry of Economy will occur before or after the meeting between Fernández and Milei.
Fernández and Milei are expected to meet on Monday, which is a public holiday in Argentina, at the presidential residence in Olivos on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The opposition candidate, Javier Milei, won the second round of elections with 55.69% of the votes against government leader Sergio Massa’s 44.30%. He is set to assume office on December 10th.
After acknowledging his defeat, Massa reached out to Milei to congratulate him and proposed that they work together to implement mechanisms for democratic transition and change. In turn, Milei accused the Fernández government of leaving behind an economy that is headed towards hyperinflation and facing problems in the exchange market, relative prices and debts.