Javier Milei in the preview of the Legislative Assembly – REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Javier Milei arrived at the National Congress this afternoon to be formally proclaimed along with his running mate Victoria Villarruel as president and vice president-elect.
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Cristina Kirchner, head of the Senate, will be responsible for opening the venue to add up the results of the final vote count on November 19, and therefore enable the winners to take over the leadership of the National Executive Branch from on December 10.
Yesterday, the National Electoral Justice announced the result of the final count of the second round, in which 76.32% of the voters voted. The final count marked a slight difference in terms of the result that the provisional count had given. In comparison, Javier Milei registered a decrease of 0.3% in votes, while Sergio Massa presented an increase of 0.31%. Thus, Milei obtained 14,554,560 votes in the elections, which represents 55.65% of the total, while Massa had the support of 11,598,720 citizens, 44.35%.
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The leader of La Libertad Avanza was one of the first to enter the premises and seemed animated talking with some deputies and senators, such as the missionary Maurice Closs and the Buenos Aires native Pablo Torello. Among the most effusive, Hernán Lombardi and José Luis Espert stood out. They both hugged Milei between smiles.
Javier Milei, José Luis Espert and Victoria Villarruel – REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
The vice president-elect, Victoria Villarruel, was also animated and took several selfies with her running mate. The situation was different with Carolina Píparo, whose relationship with Milei is not going through a good moment as a result of the backlash after being named head of the ANSES. The deputy remained seated on her bench and did not approach during the previous session.
Javier Milei takes photos with other deputies before the Legislative Assembly – REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
The Chamber of Deputies will take the oath on December 6 of the 130 legislators elected in the October 22 elections and will designate the authorities who will lead the legislative body from December 10 for a period of one year, which today is chaired by the Buenos Aires deputy of the Frente de Todos (FdT), Cecilia Moreau.
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In the new parliamentary period, Libertad Avanza will have its emergence with 37 legislators, of which 36 must be sworn in -Carolina Píparo remains in the room-
The Senate will do the same the following day, December 7. In this case, the session and the swearing-in of the new 24 members of the Upper House will be in charge of the outgoing Vice President of the Nation.
On the same day, where seven LLA senators will enter the Upper House for the first time in history, the authorities of the chamber will also be elected and the focus will be on who and from which bloc will finally occupy the provisional presidency of the Senate of the Nation