Argentina’s outgoing President Alberto Fernández and President-Elect Javier Milei met on Tuesday morning to discuss the governmental transition from Unión por la Patria (UxP) to La Libertad Avanza (LLA).
The leaders established that transition teams would start working across all areas of government and discussed Argentina’s international agenda, according to presidential spokesperson Gabriela Cerruti. Neither side made any requests to the other.
The two and a half-hour meeting was described as “friendly, respectful and institutional,” Cerruti added. It took place two days after Sunday’s presidential run-off, in which Milei beat UxP’s candidate, Economy Minister Sergio Massa, by more than 11 percentage points: Milei got 55.7% of the vote to Massa’s 44.3%.
Fernández received Milei in the presidential residence in Olivos, Buenos Aires province, where Milei will move when he takes office on December 10.
On Monday, Milei revealed that some of his government plans include the privatization of “as many public companies as possible,” such as the oil and gas company YPF; the energy group Enarsa, which built and is now operating the Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline; and state-owned media outlets, which he described as “propaganda.” This includes news agency Télam, Argentina’s public television network Televisión Pública, and Radio Nacional, its national radio station.