Alberto Fernández swore in the new ministers Jorge Taiana and Juan Zabaleta

After two weeks of rumors, the president Alberto Fernández took the oath on Tuesday to the new ministers of Defense, Jorge Taiana, and of Social Development, Juan Zabaleta, whom he described as “companions” and highlighted “the personal merits for the positions they are going to assume.”

“I want to fire two important collaborators that we had in these two years,” the head of state dedicated to the outgoing ministers Agustín Rossi and Daniel Arroyo, who will continue in the campaign as candidates for national senator and national deputy, respectively.

In a brief act in the White Room of the Casa Rosada, the president made official the replacement of the ministers who had accompanied his administration since December 10, 2019. “Daniel Arroyo worked tirelessly in a very difficult time in ArgentinaBecause we inherited a very difficult social situation, the pandemic caught us in the middle and his work was tireless, and I only have gratitude to him, “Alberto acknowledged to the now former Minister of Social Development.

As for the outgoing Minister of Defense, now a candidate for national senator in a strong internal in Santa Fe with the list of Governor Omar Perotti, the head of state recognized him as a “very important minister“.

“Not only in what was his specific area, the Ministry of Defense, but also was a very important prop when making decisions and to be able to analyze with him ”, assured the head of state and thanked him“ for all the effort ”.

In that stretch, the president described Rossi as a “friend.” “We met many years ago. I had the honor of bringing him to the Front for Victory, when with Nestor (Kirchner) we began to walk and our friendship never broke and it will never break “, I assure.

The act of oath was accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero; the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof; the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa, and members of the National Cabinet.


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