Alberto Fernández is officially the new president of Argentina

The Argentinian took office on Tuesday December 10th, before the Legislative Assembly for the period 2019-2023.

BUENOS AIRES.- Peronist Alberto Fernández was sworn in Tuesday December 10th, as Argentina’s president before the 2019-2023 Legislative Assembly. Then, former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-2015), who was sworn in as vice-president, did the same.

The retiring president, conservative Mauricio Macri, handed the presidential band and staff to his successor, after which the two joined in an affectionate embrace.

With Fernández’s swearing-in, Peronism returns to power with the challenge of reversing the recession and poverty that affects 35% of the population.

Fernandez, a 60-year-old lawyer, will also have to deal with the uncertainty generated by the coexistence with his vice president, the popular and controversial former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (2007-2015), who is currently facing a trial for alleged corruption and has been named Vicepresident, despite being prosecuted in several court cases.

What is Peronism?

Peronism or justicialism is an Argentine political movement that emerged in the mid-1940s around the figure of Juan Domingo Perón and a considerable number of trade unions. The alternative denomination of “justicialism”, the term comes from the importance given by this movement to social justice.

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