(CNN in Spanish) — Javier Miley was sworn in on Sunday as President of Argentina, receiving the mandate from former President Alberto Fernandez.
Throughout the election campaign, the leader of La Libertad Avanza made controversial statements about some world leaders, including Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whom he described as “Communist.” On more than one occasion, Miley also spoke about the international alliances of his eventual government, limiting them to the United States and Israel.
This is a list of world leaders who participated in their government’s inauguration ceremony.
Luis Lacalle Pou, Uruguay
The President of Uruguay is one of the leaders who were there on Sunday. Lacalle Pou traveled to Buenos Aires on Saturday, the presidential press officer told CNN.
Salute to the president-elect @JMieli. We have a lot to work together and improve our bilateral relations.
– Luis Lacalle Pou (@LuisLacallePou) November 20, 2023
Gabriel Buric, Chile
His presence at the transfer of command ceremony last Wednesday was confirmed by the Minister of the General Secretariat of the Government, Camila Vallejo. “This decision has been made,” Vallejo said. “The president represents the state of Chile, and as always, he will attend.” Conversation with the media.
“It is the standard that the president takes in all cases: to build and strengthen the country’s diplomatic relations with all countries regardless of whether we belong to a particular government or not,” Vallejo said.
Santiago Pena, Paraguay
Peña was one of the leaders who attended the ceremony, as confirmed by Paraguayan Foreign Minister Ruben Ramírez Lezcano in Interview With local media. “President Peña accepted the invitation of President Javier Miley to attend the transfer of command ceremony on December 10 in Buenos Aires.”
I salute the brotherly Argentine people, on behalf of the people of Paraguay, on a perfect election day. Congratulations @JMieli For your victory, I extend Paraguay’s friendly and fraternal hand to strengthen the relations between our two countries. To the great Argentine people, greetings!
– Santiago Peña (@SantiPenap) November 20, 2023
Daniel Noboa, Ecuador
Recently elected Daniel Noboa also attended Sunday’s ceremony, the Presidential Secretariat of Communications (SECOM) confirmed to CNN.
Viktor Orban, Hungary
Orbán was one of the first to confirm his attendance on Sunday the 10th of this month through a message on his Twitter account, in which he wrote: “I recently had a phone conversation with Javier Miley to congratulate him on his impressive victory in the Argentine presidential elections. “I look forward to starting work with A true patriot! See you at the opening in Buenos Aires.”
I recently contacted the President @JMieli To congratulate him on his amazing victory in the Argentine presidential elections. We look forward to working together with True #National! See you at the opening ceremony in Buenos Aires.
– Viktor Orban (@PM_ViktorOrban) November 25, 2023
Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
Sources from the incoming and outgoing Argentine government confirmed to CNN this week that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend Javier Miley’s inauguration.
On Saturday, Zelensky posted on his X account that he was traveling to Argentina. This is his first visit to Latin America since taking office.
“On the way to Argentina,” Zelensky wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter. Zelensky announced the trip with a photo taken during a meeting with Cape Verdean Prime Minister Ulysses Correa.
On my way to Argentina, I met the Prime Minister of Cape Verde @UlissesCorreiaa. The first leaders’ meeting in the history of our bilateral relations.
The voice of Cabo Verde is the voice of democracy and support for us at the United Nations, supporting the decisions that are crucial for Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/s1Ggid0hqF
– Volodymyr Zelensky / Video (@ZelenskyyUa) December 9, 2023
On Sunday, Zelensky met Miley at the national conference, where the ceremony was held.
Renato Florentino Pineda, Honduras
The Vice President of Honduras traveled to Buenos Aires on behalf of President Xiomara Castro, according to the Honduran Ministry of Foreign Affairs. a permit.
King Felipe VI of Spain
The attendance of the Spanish King, Felipe VI, was confirmed last Friday, according to what was reported by the British newspaper “Daily Mail”. Telam News Agency Quoted by Palacio de la Zarzuela.
Other political figures who will participate in the ceremony
Jair Bolsonaro, former President of Brazil
The former president was one of the people who most celebrated the liberals’ victory. His son, Representative Eduardo Bolsonaro, traveled to the country on the occasion of the first round of elections, to accompany Milley while he waited for the results on election day.
On November 20, after Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in the second round He wrote on his Twitter account: “I received a phone call from Javier Maile, congratulating him on his victory, at the same time I was invited to attend the inauguration ceremony.” “Today, Argentina represents a lot for all those who love democracy and breathe freedom,” he added.
On Tuesday, the former president submitted a request to the Supreme Court of Justice to travel to Argentina, which confirmed his presence in the country. “In view of the ongoing investigations and with deep respect for this court, the petitioner addresses the file to inform him that he will be temporarily absent from the country between December 7 and 11,” the petition said. This is a necessary formal process given the ongoing investigations against the former president, although he is not considering preventing him from leaving the country, according to reports. CNN Brazil.
Santiago Abascal, President of VOX
Several Spanish newspapers reported that the head of the Spanish far-right Vox party, Santiago Abascal, was also invited to attend Sunday’s ceremony. The press office of the Descenso Foundation, which is organizing the delegation’s trip, confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that Abascal will travel to Buenos Aires.
Abascal was one of the first political leaders to congratulate Miley on his win, with a letter on November 19 accompanied by a photo of the two of them. “Congratulations, dear Javier Miley, on your great victory in the Argentine presidential elections. Today the path to future and hope opens for Argentines and all of Latin America, which we in Spain celebrate with special joy. Long live Spain, long live Argentina, long live free.” Socialism and Sovereignty!” he wrote at the time.
Congratulations dear @JMieli For your great victory in the Argentine presidential elections.
Today, the path to the future and hope opens before Argentines and all of Latin America, which we in Spain celebrate with special joy.
Long live Spain, long live Argentina, long live free of… pic.twitter.com/4XOCkvat5j
— Santiago Abascal
(@Santi_ABASCAL) November 19, 2023
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Leaders who did not attend
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
Lula da Silva did not attend Sunday’s ceremony, according to Brazilian Social Communications Minister Paulo Pimenta. To Telam News Agency. In response to a question from the Argentine agency, Pimenta said, “Lula will not go to Buenos Aires.” The press secretariat of the Planalto Palace explained to Telam that the Brazilian government would be represented by Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira, who was ambassador to Buenos Aires for eight years.
Joe Biden, United States
A spokesman for Miley told CNN that Joe Biden will not be present at the inauguration due to other commitments on his schedule. Last week, Miley arrived in the United States with a small delegation, on his first trip as president-elect. During his visit, he held meetings with officials from the White House and the Treasury Department.
The US delegation was led by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and included Ambassador to Argentina Mark Stanley, Undersecretary of Transportation for Policy Carlos Monje, Undersecretary of Energy for International Affairs Andrew Light, and Senior Director of the National Security Council for the Western Hemisphere, Juan Sebastian Gonzalez. .
Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua
Days after Javier Miley’s inauguration, the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry announced that it would withdraw its ambassador from Argentina, Carlos Medines, citing “repeated statements and expressions of the new rulers.”
Nayib Bukele, El Salvador
Although Bukele was one of those who congratulated Miley on his victory and made no secret of his liberal sympathies, a message from El Salvador’s presidency in the week before the election confirmed to CNN that the president would not be part of the party that wins. Attend the ceremony.
Bukele is on leave from the Legislative Assembly to devote himself to the electoral campaign for re-election in the elections scheduled for February 4, in a nomination whose constitutionality the opposition doubts.
With information from CNN’s Manuela Castro, Igancio Grimaldi and DJ Goode.
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