On Sunday, Sergio Massa, the Economy Minister of Argentina, faced defeat in the presidential election and is now considering whether to request leave from office. However, he will hold off on making any decisions until a meeting between current President Alberto Fernández and incoming President Javier Milei takes place. Official sources have confirmed this information to EFE Agency.
According to sources, Massa is waiting for both Fernández and Milei to meet before making any decisions about his future in the government. There is also a scheduled meeting between Massa and his economic cabinet at the Ministry of Economy, but it is unclear if this will occur before or after the meeting between the sitting president and the president-elect.
The two candidates are expected to meet on Monday, which is a public holiday in Argentina. The meeting will take place at the presidential residence in Olivos on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
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 put into practice mechanisms for linking and transitioning democratic change together with President Alberto Fernández.
Milei has criticized the Fernández government for leaving behind an economy that is on track for hyperinflation, facing problems in the exchange market, relative prices, and debts.